AECOM Principal Scientist - Team Leader (Contaminated Land) in Auckland, New Zealand
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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.
Leading the change toward a sustainable and equitable future.
Our environmental practice helps industries and governments fulfill their responsibilities to the people they support, as well as the planet that support us all. We provide advisory and technical services to enable you to achieve compliance, manage impacts and reduce or even eliminate risks.
Our services help clients anticipate and manage the environmental impact at each stage of the project: planning and obtaining permits for new facilities; decommissioning, clean-up and closure of contaminates sites and surplus operations facilities; restoration for reuse; addressing critical climate – change issues; protection or restoration of habitats and water quality and the preservation of culture resource.
We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
AECOM has an exciting opportunity for a Principal level professional to join our Geosciences and Remediation Services (GRS) Team in Auckland. As part of our larger and well-established Environment Group, you will take a key role in delivering excellence on projects covering closed landfill management, transport infrastructure, downstream oil and gas, regulatory peer review, due diligence, stormwater management, and much more.
The successful candidate can be located in either our Auckland or Hamilton office.
This is a dual role with both technical and leadership elements.
For the technical element, you will utilise your science background and practical experience to help solve our clients’ problems. With exposure to projects across New Zealand and Australia, you will provide technical insight and support to our early career professionals. A strong focus on quality is a pre-requisite for this role.
The leadership element involves managing the local team in Auckland and Hamilton. As a member of the GRS leadership team, you will champion quality, consistency and collaboration in the work we do.
You will also play a key role in client engagement, developing new clients, winning work, and supporting the continued growth of the GRS business.
The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.
Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, geology or earth science.
A minimum of 10 years contaminated land experience with a consultancy, council, or similar environment.
Strong experience in contaminated land management, environmental site assessments (preliminary and detailed site investigations) and remediation.
Ability to scope and cost ground investigations in a commercial environment.
Strong field experience and understanding of sampling and monitoring a variety of media, including soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, soil vapour and ground gas.
Ability to supervise field teams and subcontractors.
Detailed understanding of relevant legislation and technical guidelines, and their practical application
Willingness to travel, as required, across New Zealand.
AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.
Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have 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.
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.
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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: ANZ
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Hybrid