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AECOM Environmental Planner - Transportation in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Environmental Planner to join their Conshohocken, Pa or Mechanicsburg, PA team.

This position will support our Planning, Design, and Inspection team within our Transportation business line. The candidate will work under the direction of transportation, environmental planning, and communications staff to provide environmental support for transportation projects.

This job will involve, under the general direction of the Team Leader:

  • Support of planning studies and reports

  • Preparation of NEPA documents

  • Field evaluations and assessments, such as wetland delineations, resource assessments, Phase 1 environmental site 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.)

  • Research into environmental resources, permitting, or regulations

  • General technical writing


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer


  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future — safely, equitably and reliably.

  • We combine our extensive planning, design, construction and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our cities, countries and continents.

  • Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Geography, or related

  • 2 years of experience in the planning and environmental permitting field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Environmental Planner/Scientist with 6 years of experience in the planning and environmental permitting field

  • Experience with the preparation of NEPA environmental documents

  • Experience with wetland delineations and biological field surveys

  • Experience developing regulatory permit applications

  • 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

  • Transit or transportation experience is a plus; especially PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike

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

  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Additional Information:

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.

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 Engineering - Transportation - Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 272366BR

Additional Locations US - Mechanicsburg, PA - 110 Sterling Parkway

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.