AECOM Principal Environmental Consultant in Westlakes, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 148443BR

Position Title Principal Environmental Consultant

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Cumbria

City Westlakes

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 are looking for an ambitious team player who has a strong ability in business development, work winning and client care, and has a passion for problem solving and development of innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding.

The role will involve supporting work winning and project delivery, as well as the development and growth of the Westlakes office’s reach, technical capability and team expansion. The role will include selling and providing specialist services to major clients.

Candidates will preferably have knowledge and experience of working in the nuclear and power sectors, as well as in related environmental liability management and land quality services. A strong established network of contacts within the region would be advantageous.

You will deliver geoenvironmental, permitting, engineering and/ or radiochemistry services to both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality and to programme and budget, and must have strong behavioural competencies with respect to client care, staff management, technical leadership, collaborative working, responsibility and independent decision making.

The roleholder will be equally comfortable working on small or major projects, contributing positively as a technical specialist or managing/ directing projects in the power, infrastructure and industrial sectors involving:

• Ground investigations and/or site inspections for geoenvironmental/ radiological purposes.

• Radwaste and non-radwaste characterisation.

• Environmental safety case preparation.

• Impact assessments particularly Article 37 Euratom Treaty submissions, including modelling applications.

• RSA authorisations and RSR/ EPR10 Permitting.

• Technical assessments, interpretative studies and reporting.

• Radiological and other remediation assessment, strategy development and works design.

• Engineering and construction management.

The successful candidate will report to an Associate or Technical Director, and will be expected to work closely with staff from Environmental & Ground Engineering as well as Resources & Industry locally in Cumbria and in other offices throughout the UK.

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will be based in AECOM’s office in the Westlakes Science and Technology Park, near Whitehaven, Cumbria.

The role could suit a candidate able to demonstrate strong technical skills and experience of waste characterisation, radiochemistry, engineering, hydrogeology, applied geology and/or geotechnical engineering.

Essential requirements for the successful candidate are:

Technical and professional proficiency with a solid career history and experience in delivering nuclear, power and geoenvironmental projects in a collaborative environment.

Possesses strong problem solving and inter-personal skills. Works closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients.

Experience in business development with new and existing clients and preparation of tenders and fee proposals.

Versatile and highly experienced in pursuing opportunities and managing the delivery of nuclear environmental liability and geoenvironmental projects with strong written and verbal communication skills; in particular, the ability to write concise technical reports is essential.

Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK.

Willing to travel to other offices and sites within the UK and internationally when required by work demand.

Possesses or is able to obtain the appropriate security clearance.

A track record in or aspirations for supporting the development / management of a technical team.

Experience in one or more of these nuclear/ non-nuclear specialist subject matters would be highly advantageous:

Geotechnical engineering e.g. assessment and design involving slope stabilisation, foundations, retaining structures, earthworks and ground improvement.

Deep geology/ hydrogeology.

Mining and/ or mining legacy management.

Process engineering.

Waste management/ handling.

Wastewater/ leachate/ mine water management and treatment.

Numeracy in and experience of using computational modelling and design software for applications related to the above.

Good knowledge of relevant Eurocodes, UK standards and specifications.

Preferred Qualifications

• A relevant engineering, geology or science degree.

• A relevant post graduate qualification in the one of the above would be advantageous.

• Chartership or other professional accreditation/ registration with a recognised body.

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.