AECOM Associate Environmental Consultant in Leeds, United Kingdom

Business Line Environment

Position Title Associate Environmental Consultant

United Kingdom - West Yorkshire


Job Summary

With over 85,000 employees globally, AECOM is the largest environmental and engineering consultancy in the world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. In the UK our award winning environmental team comprises more than 900 environmental staff who work across all major engineering markets: power; oil, gas and chemicals; commercial and residential; education; governments; healthcare; industrial; leisure and hospitality; sports and venues; transportation; and water.

As a result of our continued success, we are seeking an Associate level Environmental Consultant to join our established Environmental Team based in Leeds. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of our most highly rated EIA teams in the UK.

By joining our Leeds Environmental Team we offer you the potential to be involved across a wide range of development projects – including railways, highways, ports and airports, power plants, power transmission lines, and oil and gas developments. You will lead and manage environmental inputs across project lifecycles; from early strategy development, through feasibility, optioneering/ option selection, outline design, to detailed design and construction and scheme operation/ maintenance. You will provide input and manage inputs to locally and nationally significant development schemes that are progressing through all types of consenting regimes (including Development Consent Orders), working with high profile clients such as HS2, Associated British Ports, National Grid, Highways England, Network Rail, Shell, Transport for Greater Manchester, power companies, local authorities and many others.

As an Associalte Consultant you will:

  • Manage multidisciplinary environmental inputs to a wide range of development projects;

  • Manage preparation of EIA screening and scoping activities, Environmental Statements including the technical review of specialist chapters;

  • Liaise with clients and internal supply teams;

  • Work in partnership with other members of the Environmental Team (both within Leeds and across the UK), delegating activities to staff as applicable;

  • Manage, monitor and manage budgets; and

  • Assist with business development activities and manage preparation of technical proposals.

Minimum Requirements

The idea candidate should have:

  • Experience managing and coordinating environmental commissions and EIAs for a wide range of development projects. Work in transportation, renewable energy, port-related developments and electrical connections would be a distinct advantage;

  • An excellent understanding of the EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation;

  • Excellent report writing, technical reviewing and communication skills – all with an attention to detail;

  • Excellent project management skills, including experience of programming, and budget/ financial management; and

  • The ability to work as part of an established team, supervising members of staff as applicable.

We are looking for someone who is an excellent team player, who has a proactive and positive attitude and who is willing lead important environmental commissions. This position offers excellent career progression opportunities within an established, friendly and professional environmental team. Benefits include a highly competitive salary according to skills and experience, together with a wide range of associated employment benefits.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant degree;

  • Appropriate professional membership – CEnv an advantage;

  • Relevant environmental consultancy experience;

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 152744BR