AECOM Environmental Planner - Impact Assessment and Permitting in Newcastle, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 148843BR

Position Title Environmental Planner - Impact Assessment and Permitting

Job Category Planning

Business Line Environment

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - New South Wales

City Newcastle

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

We have a unique opportunity for an Environmental Planner / Scientist to be a part of our Impact Assessment and Permitting (IAP) team based in our Newcastle office.

Reporting into the IAP Team Leader, you will be part of a high performing and dynamic team responsible for delivering best practice environmental advisory services for all phases of our clients' infrastructure projects from planning to construction.

This position will provide exposure to a range of high profile projects including, major infrastructure assessments for transport (road/rail/ports/air), water utilities, energy, oil and gas, and property sectors. You will also work closely with private sector clients in a range of industries.

We are looking for an experienced environmental planning candidate who can prepare timely and high-quality inputs for the delivery of environmental impact assessments and constraints analyses to assist in the organisation of resources, budgets and timelines for the management of these projects.

You will be required to work collaboratively to prepare advice, reports and proposals to clients, and develop effective relationships with our clients, in-house design teams and technical specialists to ensure projects are delivered successfully. We have a unique opportunity for a professional or senior Environmental Planner to be a part of our Impact Assessment and Permitting (IAP) Team based in our Newcastle office.

Minimum Requirements

  • 3 to 7 years relevant environmental impact assessment experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of development process under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

  • Sound understanding of the variety of technical inputs to an Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Tertiary qualification in Environmental Planning or Management, Science or Law

Preferred Qualifications ..

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.