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AECOM Senior Consultant - Waste and Resource Management in Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Job Summary

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. Our Freedom to Grow policy that celebrates flexible working; if you are interested in joining us, we should be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you.

We are currently recruiting for a waste and resources management consultant to join our UK-wide Environment and Sustainability business unit / Climate Change, Sustainability and Resilience (CCSR) practice.

You will deliver consultancy and advisory services to internal and external clients across a range of end markets, primarily relating to waste permitting but with opportunities to work on a wider range of waste policy and assessment work, as well as other sustainability work within AECOM’s CCSR practice..

You should have a good knowledge and understanding of environmental issues, including environmental legislation and standards. You will have experience in waste management, environmental permitting, EHS management systems, resource use, waste minimisation and pollution prevention to help deliver projects across a wide range of sectors such as waste, water, nuclear, pharmaceuticals, construction, manufacturing, transport and public sector.

Project roles vary depending on skills and experience; you would be expected to work as part of larger teams for major projects as well as delivering small projects working alone or in a small team.

A typical week could involve:

  • Preparing project deliverables/technical reports such as: environmental permit applications, audits, waste/recycling strategies, environmental statements inputs, and waste need assessments;

  • Advising clients on permit compliance and participating in regulator discussions;

  • Collection and interpretation of data;

  • Liaising with a variety of stakeholders including: clients, regulators, and local authorities;

  • Travelling to meetings, sites and other AECOM offices (as required and subject to COVID-19 restrictions);

  • Contributing to managing tasks/projects covering technical, quality and financial management;

  • Business development, proposal writing and exploration of new work streams; and

  • Building long-term client relationships.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with the following:

  • Demonstratable experience and knowledge of waste/resource management;

  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working and managing smaller independent projects;

  • A desire to deliver technical excellence;

  • Experience of working to budgets and tight deadlines;

  • Confident user of Microsoft office software;

  • Commercial awareness for business development, marketing, and proposal preparation;

  • Great communication skills in English, fluency in other languages advantageous;

  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities

  • Self-starter, who can design and deliver work under own initiative; and

  • Solid numeracy skills, confidence in working with large data sets and advanced Excel skills.

Highly desirable:

  • Working towards Chartered status with a relevant institution (e.g. CIWM).

  • Prior work in consultancy.

  • Project management training and qualifications;

  • Experience of work winning, proposal writing and business development;

  • Experience of wa

Minimum Requirements

  • Fully qualified scientist. Utilizes scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

  • Requires general familiarity within a broad field of scientific knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Solves problems by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.

  • Participates in planning required to achieve prescribed objectives.

  • Conducts analysis and investigation work obtained from a variety of sources.

  • Performs inspections and tests to ensure compliance.

  • Participates in developing corrective measures and procedures. Formulates hypothesis, performs research and makes recommendation.

Preferred Qualifications

Diversity and inclusion is important to what we do and how we do it. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements, but other factors are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you to see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.

  • Strong science or engineering based undergraduate degree in a relevant environmental / science/ waste management discipline is required – a MSc or equivalent is desirable.

  • Experience of writing technical deliverables to a high standard.

  • Experience of working in/with the waste sector - waste permitting experience advantageous;

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 have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. 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. 254933BR

Additional Locations UK - Chesterfield, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - London - Aldgate Tower

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.