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Job Information

AECOM Associate Geoenvironmental Consultant in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

Our Remediation Practice is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Associate-grade Consultant to join us in our work on contaminated land and remediation projects across the UK, focused specifically (but not exclusively) on the nuclear industry sector.  As an integral member of the Practice and a regional team, you will have the opportunity to lead on a wide range of geo-environmental assessments and lead the delivery of services to private and public sector clients including developers, global oil & gas companies, the nuclear industry, Fortune 500 multinational corporations, regulatory bodies and government agencies; including the Environment Agency, Homes England, Highways England and local authorities. The team also support other AECOM business lines where their projects have a contaminated land and remediation interface and who are involved in the delivery of multi-disciplinary design, build and construction schemes.

Nationally our Practice is one of the largest in the UK and has an established track record in successfully delivering land contamination assessment and remediation works. We are now looking to enhance and grow the Practice with an individual that can offer a sound technical background in geo-environmental assessments for the nuclear sector; who can be proactive in their approach to work; and who wants to share in our enthusiasm and determination to lead and drive growth in our important client-base in this sector.

We require an ambitious team player with the technical and commercial skills, knowledge and experience to take overall responsibility for the capture and delivery of projects, ensuring technical quality and adherence to budget and programme, to manage and mentor project staff, and develop and maintain strong client relationships that deliver repeat business and “Trusted Advisor” status. The position will suit those who can work with a high degree of independence, good commercial acumen, and successfully lead projects from desk study/feasibility through ground investigation and interpretation to final design.

To be successful, candidates must have a proven track record in the capture and delivery of geo-environmental projects in the UK nuclear sector, be fully conversant with the regulations and technical standards that apply to that sector, and have developed strong client relationships within the sector.

The Remediation Practice provides services ranging from desk studies, site investigation, risk assessment, remediation (strategy development, design, implementation and validation), monitoring and close-out on a wide range of contracts and sits within a Business Unit that also comprises Ground Engineering, Energy, and Transaction & Compliance practices.  

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm; see how we deliver what others can only imagine at Aecom.


  • The successful applicant will work within a nominated regional team and will have a specific focus on nuclear sector project management and technical leadership. The role will likely involve a mixture of both site and office work. The successful applicant will be expected to take a leading role in the capture and delivery of nuclear sector projects and drive growth in this sector – both from external client relationships and from collaboration with other internal AECOM teams that are aligned to the nuclear sector. The appointed person will be expected to take on client management, direction of projects, and lead on tender and bid submissions.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ensuring that health and safety issues are addressed throughout the life of a project in compliance with AECOM policies and procedures.

  • Close support to our Technical Directors and other Associates in project delivery, work winning and maintaining high levels of client satisfaction.

  • On the job mentoring of junior staff, including supporting them to achieve chartered status.

  • Lead input to team and client meetings, being prepared to own decisions and put forward alternative ideas and concepts.

  • Prepare and oversee fee bids and proposals.

  • Provide oversight, technical leadership and verification of project deliverables.

  • Ensure rigorous adhesion to AECOMs industry leading quality assurance programme.

  • Management of sub-consultant, contractor and other supplier relationships to the benefit of project delivery

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Degree in Engineering filed.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244213BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Leeds

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.