AECOM Senior Environmental Consultant in Leeds, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147391BR

Position Title Senior Environmental Consultant

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - West Yorkshire

City Leeds

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary

As a result of our continued success, we are seeking a Senior Environmental Consultant to join our 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 ports and airports, highways, light railways, power plants, power transmission lines, and oil and gas developments.

You will assist in managing and coordinating environmental inputs across the project lifecycle; from early strategy development, through feasibility, optioneering/ option selection, outline design, to detailed design and construction and scheme operation/ maintenance. You will support our input to locally and nationally important schemes progressing through all types of consenting regimes (including Development Consent Orders) and working with high profile clients such as Associated British Ports, National Grid, Highways England, Network Rail, Shell, Transport for Greater Manchester, power companies, local authorities and many others.

As a Senior Environmental Consultant you will;

Co-ordinate multidisciplinary environmental inputs to a wide range of development projects

Co-ordinate 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 junior staff as applicable

Monitor and manage budgets

Contribute to the preparation of technical proposals.

We are looking for someone who is an excellent team player who has a proactive and positive attitude.

The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within an established, friendly and professional environmental team.

Benefits include a highly competitive salary according to skills and experience, flexible working arrangements together with a wide range of benefits.

Minimum Requirements

To be successful in this role we want to hear from individuals with the following;

Relevant degree

Appropriate professional membership

Previous relevant environmental consultancy experience

Experience coordinating environmental commissions and EIAs for a wide range of development projects.

Work in renewable energy, port-related developments, railway and highway schemes 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

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

Preferred Qualifications

University degree in an environmental qualification plus

Membership of IEMA

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.