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AECOM Environmental Planner - Transit / Transportation in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

AECOM Transportation is seeking an Environmental Planner to be based out of either our Conshohocken, PA or Philadelphia, PA office.

This position will support the planning team within our transportation business line. The candidate will work under the direction of transportation, environmental planning, and urban planning staff to provide environmental support for transportation projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region and beyond. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated team player, have excellent technical writing and interpersonal communication skills, and be highly client-focused. The candidate must have a positive attitude and a passion for learning and developing their skills as an environmental planner.

This job will involve, under the general direction of the Task or Project Lead:

  • Support of environmental planning studies and reports

  • Preparation of NEPA documents, including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments and possibly Environmental Impact Statements

  • Field evaluations and assessments, such as wetland delineations, resource assessments, and threatened and endangered species screening

  • Preparation of technical reports

  • Preparation of waterway permit packages (federal and state encroachments, coast guard, aids to navigation, etc.)

  • Public involvement activities including preparation of meeting materials, attendance at meetings, and responding to comments

  • General technical writing

  • Provide mentorship, and support to emerging planners


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Ecology or similar + 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience in the transit or transportation-related environmental planning and permitting field in Pennsylvania, Delaware and/or New Jersey

  • Experience with the preparation of NEPA environmental documents and developing regulatory permit applications and assessing impacts to jurisdictional resources

  • Experience with wetland delineations using the USACE Regional Supplements and biological field surveys

  • Valid Driver’s License required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices. As a condition of employment, selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Environmental Planner/Scientist with 7 years of experience in the planning and environmental permitting field in Pennsylvania, Delaware and/or New Jersey

  • Transit or transportation experience, especially PennDOT, DelDOT, NJDOT, PA Turnpike Commission, and/or Amtrak and familiarity with agency processes

  • Familiarity with state and federal environmental regulations, specifically the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act/Section 2002 of Pennsylvania Act 120; Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act; 25 PA Code Chapters 102, 105, and 106; Sections 9 and 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and Endangered Species Act

  • Experience with the preparation of NEPA environmental documents, including CE’s EA’s and EIS’s for FRA, FTA and/or FHWA.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS

  • Technical writing ability and client facing interactions experience

Additional Information

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

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation (PA locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $95,000.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


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 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.

ReqID: J10093945

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid