AECOM Senior Planner in Piscataway, New Jersey

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146813BR

Position Title Senior Planner

Job Category Planning

Business Line Transportation

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - New Jersey

City Piscataway

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


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

The Transportation Division of AECOM is actively seeking an energetic, highly talented Senior Planner for immediate employment in the Piscataway, NJ office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in Transportation Planning/Permitting for New Jersey and its environs. Success with the regional transportation agencies must be documented.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Interacting with clients and project teams

  • Providing support on current projects

  • Reviewing environmental documents and technical reports

  • Conducting extensive research in specific or general project areas

  • Writing and presenting technical reports, working papers and correspondence

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related field

  • 8+ years of experience in the planning and environmental permitting field

  • Proven project management and client management skills

  • Ability to coordinate and manage large-scale environmental projects and effectively apply environmental regulations

  • Technical expertise in NEPA, EO215, and Federal and State regulations

  • Strong writing and analytical skills and experience preparing scopes of work, budgets, proposals, and schedules

  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to speak effectively in public

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Planning, or related field

  • 15+ years of experience in the planning and environmental permitting field

  • Proficiency in NEPA and Executive Order No. 215 regulatory frameworks and their application to projects

  • Proficient writer and analyst

  • Experience in marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new projects

  • Project management skills, including the ability to effectively manage schedule, staff, budget and finances

  • Experience with projects in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

  • Experience with utility and/or transportation projects

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.