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AECOM Permitting Specialist/Wetland Scientist in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Environmental Permitting Specialist/Wetland Scientist to join the Chelmsford, MA office and support projects in the Northeast and around the globe. We are looking for a scientist with strong regulatory compliance skills to work with our multidiscipline teams to develop strategies and solutions on challenging permitting and wetland science assignments related to water supply, climate resiliency, watershed management, stormwater, ecological restoration, and wastewater projects.

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

  • Reviewing and applying a variety of local, state, and federal regulatory standards

  • Coordinating with project engineers and primarily municipal, state, and federal clients to identify and resolve critical permitting issues

  • Coordinating with state and federal agencies to gain consensus and approvals for work in jurisdictional areas

  • Preparing applications for a variety of local, state, and federal permitting programs in New England, including forms, narratives, and coordination of drawings

  • Assistance with business development opportunities

  • Managing schedule and budget

  • Preparing and delivering presentations to clients and regulators

  • Supporting field efforts, including wetland delineations, vegetation sampling and/or wildlife habitat assessments

  • Utilizing scientific principles, theories, practices, and existing technologies to develop solutions to a wide range of challenging problems

  • Recording, interpreting, and analyzing data in comparison to relevant studies and regulations to achieve regulatory compliance

  • Writing technical reports and environmental impact analysis documents

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.


With more than 3,200 Water professionals in all major markets throughout the United States and Canada, AECOM’s Water business line leverages nearly a century of local, national and international project experience to provide today’s municipalities, industries and governments with cost-effective solutions to their Water challenges. We deliver our services—from environmental planning studies to detailed design, construction management, and operations and maintenance—to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Our public sector work encompasses everything from small rural communities, to large urban centers, to agencies with regional responsibilities. Our private sector work includes assignments for multiple commercial/industrial sectors, including oil and gas, chemicals, power, food and beverage, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Biology, Wetland Science, Environmental Science, or related field + 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Four plus (4+) years of experience focusing on natural resource/wetlands projects and related permitting/regulation in New England or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

    • Valid Driver’s License Required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a related field

  • 6+ years of experience focusing on natural resource/wetlands projects and environmental compliance in New England

  • Proven track record in preparing environmental permitting applications and technical reports, including prior experience with Sections 401/401 of the Clean Water Act, Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Massachusetts/National Environmental Policy Act, or MassDEP Chapter 91 regulations.

  • SWS Professional Wetland Scientist or CT or NH wetland science certification

  • Ability to work with a team consisting of several technical disciplines

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Exceptional time management and problem-solving skills

What We Offer

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.

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

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 270455BR

Virtual: Yes

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.