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AECOM Senior Environmental Planner in Atlanta, Georgia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

The Transportation Group of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Senior NEPA Planner for immediate employment in the Atlanta, GA office. The candidate will join an excellent team with significant career growth potential.

This Senior NEPA Planner position will support the multi-discipline environmental group in Transportation. This candidate will perform tasks ranging from document reviews, research, report writing, data collection and compilation, and GIS mapping among other duties.

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

  • This position would support the environmental transportation practice. This role would consist of preparation and QAQC of environmental deliverables associated with transportation projects (including schedule management requiring interdisciplinary team coordination and ensuring schedules are updated based on changing client and/or regulatory needs) and guiding clients in the permitting and environmental management process to obtain environmental clearances.

  • Primary responsibilities are to apply expert knowledge of the GDOT state-funded environmental process and milestone schedule management for the GDOT Plan Development Process.

  • Prepares basic data and scientific documents to include figures, technical reports, agency coordination, NEPA/GEPA documents, and 404/buffer variance permit applications for authorization by state and federal agencies.

  • Gather data and other information to be used in the preparation of environmental reports of investigations; compile and organize data collected by others.

  • Performs technical approach, quality control, data assessments, report reviews, and QA/QC for work prepared by others.

  • Develops plans, studies, and analyses. Manages complex planning studies, development applications, and reviews

  • This position would involve program management support, including project management experience, managing multiple aspects of projects and tasks as well as budgets and staffing, and schedules

  • Works in program areas relating to natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, coastal zone management, and others

  • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social, and economic issues, and public involvement

  • Conducts meetings and presents reports and other findings to the public, agencies, clients, and stakeholders

  • Works under the supervision of senior staff but is capable of completing all but the most complex tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Scheduling- aligns project deliverables with engineering and project delivery milestones

  • Recommends priorities, schedules, and funding sources to implement public improvements plans

  • Assist management with business development activities and mentorship of staff



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g., environmental science, environmental biology, ecology, wildlife management, and related disciplines)

  • 6+ years of related environmental planning experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education


  • Experience with the Georgia Department of Transportation and state and federal agencies tasked with regulatory requirements for transportation projects in Georgia;

  • Experience in providing QAQC for environmental documents for transportation projects (NEPA and GEPA and supporting materials)

  • Experience providing summaries of environmental status updates and project development implications

  • Required qualifications: extensive experience with the Georgia Department of Transportation and state and federal agencies tasked with regulatory requirements for transportation projects in Georgia

  • Experienced in technical/scientific writing

  • Experience working with GA state agencies and federal agencies to navigate permitting/regulatory requirements

  • Experience working with multiple projects, deliverables, schedules, and timelines

  • Experience managing priorities under limited supervision

  • Experience leading interdisciplinary teams to meet deadlines

  • Experience in project delivery; customer service and client relationships

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10082165

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid