Job opening: Assistant consultant/consultant (odour/air quality) in Bristol, UK

Job Bristol odour consultant air quality

Olfasense has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to join our consultancy team based in Bristol, UK.

The opportunity

We are seeking a driven and highly motivated individual looking to progress their career within the specialist area of odour assessment and control consultancy.

We are looking for individuals with up to 3 years’ experience in environmental consulting, regulation related to air quality / air pollution or a similar field, although graduate applications will be considered. Experience in odour assessments and/or dispersion modelling is desirable but not essential as full training and mentoring will be given.

The role will involve contributing to the management and delivery of technical odour survey and impact assessment studies for a wide range of clients in the UK.

Effective project management and client liaison skills are essential.


The salary range is £24,400 to £32,340.

Who we are

Olfasense UK Ltd is part of the Olfasense group, which is a world leader in odour measurement and consultancy. In addition to the UK, the group has offices in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands and serves a wide range of clients located all over the world.

Our UK team comprises 20 personnel located in Bristol and Northwich. We operate two UKAS accredited odour laboratories and provide a full range of odour sampling, analysis and assessment services. These capabilities are supplemented by a world class molecular assessment laboratory and product development centre located in Germany.

Our mission is to assist industry to solve odour problems and drive the development of new and innovative odour assessment techniques in a growing area of environmental science.

Our client base includes high profile national and international companies across a diverse range of industrial sectors.


You will take a role in the delivery of odour assessment studies, as well as seeking new opportunities and building client relationships. The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Data analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
  • Project management and technical report preparation/delivery.
  • Undertaking dispersion modelling studies.
  • Preparation / design of proposals to meet specific client objectives.
  • Coordination of site survey and laboratory analysis personnel as part of project delivery.
  • Building and maintaining strong client relationships.
  • Undertaking onsite odour survey and sampling work.

The majority of the company’s work is in the UK and Ireland. However, there may be opportunities to travel further afield as part of Olfasense’s global projects team.

Experience and personal characteristics

  • Experience in environmental consulting, regulation related to air quality / air pollution or a similar field is desirable for the consultant role, although graduate applications will be considered for the assistant consultant role.
  • Project management skills.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and deliver work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to prepare high quality technical reports on time and budget.
  • Experience in GIS systems and/or the application of dispersion models for impact assessment is desirable, although training in this will be provided.
  • High level of numeracy and computer literacy. Excellent verbal and written English with proven reporting skills.
  • Confident communicator, both orally and in writing.
  • Conscientious and self-starting, with a strong technical ability to review and interpret data.
  • An effective team player, with a passion for what you do.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.

Education, Qualifications, Memberships:

A minimum of a BSc degree in a relevant (scientific) discipline. Higher level qualifications are desirable.


  • Annual bonus scheme with payment of up to a month’s salary.#
  • Contributory pension.
  • Potential to progress to a senior level.
  • Training & mentoring in a specialist and growing area of environmental science, with continued professional development supported at all levels.
  • Support of professional memberships.
  • Option for hybrid/flexible working (dependent on role).
  • Cycle to work and employee benefits scheme.
  • Holiday allowance starting at 24 days p.a. plus bank holidays.

Additional Requirements:

  • A full driving licence is required.
  • A valid passport.

Application requirements.

Applications should include an introductory letter describing why you feel the role is a good fit to your skills and experience, plus an up to date CV. Please send your application to Application deadline is 30th April 2024.

Applications will be reviewed and initial interviews arranged via phone or online within 2 weeks of the job closing date. Candidates who are selected by this process will be asked to attend an in-person interview at the Olfasense Bristol office. A decision on the successful candidate is expected within 2 weeks of the in-person interview.

Olfasense UK Ltd is an equal opportunities employer providing a supportive friendly working environment.


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