Join Our Team – Air Quality Consultant

We are hiring!

Due to our on-going success, Syntegra is looking for a high-calibre individual with a passion for air quality that is seeking a Graduate or Consultant role in a growing team who can play a key role in our continued development.

With the requirements of the team and the expected developments in this industry, this position is open to either environmental science graduates with a strong background in data analysis, or data science graduates interested in developing a career in environmental sciences.

We’re committed to the continued professional development of our staff, so you’ll be supported and guided by senior colleagues and provided with suitable training. You’ll have excellent opportunities to progress by furthering your technical capabilities. With us, you’ll be challenged, encouraged to excel, given the opportunity to build a rewarding career, and be proud to be part of the Syntegra team.

The position is based out of our Reading Office assisting in projects across the UK, although would currently be home-based.

Ideally, you’ll have 2-4 years’ post-graduate experience of air quality monitoring and assessment work, although we are also happy also recent graduates that can demonstrate a willingness to learn.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a keen desire to develop a wide range of knowledge and skills across all aspects of air quality work and assist in the growth of the business.

 Responsibilities / Duties (Role Dependent):

Technical delivery

    • Undertaking desk-based air quality and odour assessments
    • Desk-based environmental baseline data collection and interpretation
    • Ambient and Indoor air quality, odour, and dust monitoring
      • Undertaking site-based monitoring including site assessment, preparation, and maintenance
    • Advanced dispersion modelling of road traffic emissions, point/area/volume sources for a range of projects including residential, industrial and transport developments
    • Use of geographic information systems (GIS) to build models and present results
    • Data analysis and interpretation
      • Data processing and analysis of air quality, emissions and meteorological data supporting air quality assessments
      • Analysis of various data sets including road traffic and energy system information

Project delivery

    • Support / Manage the technical delivery of multiple projects
    • Assist in the coordination of multi-disciplinary project teams
    • Work as part of a small, integrated, progressive team
    • Attend and contribute to design team, client, pre- and post-contract meetings
    • Liaison with project team members and local authorities to agree an approach and obtain the inputs needed for assessments
    • Manage own workload and work to deadlines and budgets
    • Preparation of factual and interpretative reports
    • Preparation of figures

Business development support

    • Support / Manage tender and proposal preparation
    • Support colleagues in the winning of new business through the preparation sales material, and market research
    • Contribute to repeat business with existing clients through provision of a high-quality professional service and building strong client relationships

Technical development support

    • Capture of lessons-learned
    • Identification and implementation of opportunities for continuous improvement



    • Software
      • Good MS Office skills essential such as Word and PowerPoint
      • Intermediate/Advanced MS Excel skills
    • Work
      • Well organised and able to prioritise their own workload with minimal supervision
      • Ability to structure and prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole
      • Ability to work on own initiative and problem solve in a scientific context
      • Ability to work flexibly, responding to changing project and programme demands
    • Communication / Presentation
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
      • Ability to present technical information in a concise and accurate manner
      • Competent and efficient report writing skills
      • Strong attention to detail
    • Problem-Solving
      • Strong mathematical / quantitative analysis skills
      • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation
      • Ability to interpret environmental guidelines, policies, plans and legislative requirements
      • Ability to accurately measure and record environmental data
      • Strong research skills
    • Travel
      • Flexibility to work across the UK as necessary
      • A full driving license is essential as the role will involve travel for site surveys often with equipment
  • Desirable, but not Essential (Dependent on Experience):
    • Software
      • Experience using programming languages, such as Python or R
      • Experience using data management tools, such as Power BI
    • Knowledge and experience in use of atmospheric dispersion models
    • Knowledge of a particular environmental specialism or market sector
    • Previous experience of working in a consultancy environment, including work placements or relevant voluntary experience


Qualifications / Memberships:


    • Minimum upper second degree-level qualification in engineering, science, maths, or the environment

Desirable (In Role Development Provided):

    • Air quality themed degree-level main project/thesis
    • Post-graduate qualification, e.g., MSc or PhD in an environmental or air quality related discipline
    • Membership of the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM)


Job Details:

Salary: Commensurate with experience, typically £20,000 – £35,000 per annum

Job type: Permanent

Job status: Full Time

To apply for the role, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and why you would like to pursue a career in the air quality sector.

To apply, please send your CV to: