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Job Information

AECOM Senior Environmental Scientist in Cork, Ireland

Ireland - Dublin, Dublin

Job Summary

AECOM are looking to recruit a Senior Environmental Consultant/Project Manager to join our established Irish Remediation Services team delivering professional consulting services to clients, primarily consisting of managing desk studies, soil and groundwater site investigations and remediation in relation to contaminated land and remediation projects in Ireland and the UK (including project management, coordination of staff/subcontractors and client liaison).

The Remediation Services team is part of a larger environmental team in Ireland comprising environmental specialists including Geotech, EIA, contaminated land, waste, energy and hydrogeological consultants and we represent the largest contaminated land/ remediation-focused team in Ireland.

In Ireland we work for private sector industrial clients and public sector bodies in terms of brownfield redevelopment, soil waste management, environmental permitting/compliance, and remediation of contaminated sites. We also carry out water resources work and provide environmental due diligence services in relation to property transactions.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Scoping, preparing, and delivering contaminated land assessment projects

  • Liaising with AECOM contaminated land assessment teams in the UK&I

  • Project management and supervision/mentoring of junior staff

  • Health and Safety management of aspects of site project work.

  • Developing proposals for ground investigations and remediation projects.

  • Managing project set up, implementation and finances

  • Liaising with clients

  • Coordinating field service subcontractors and laboratory services.

  • Being familiar with AECOM quality management system and ensure its effective implementation by the team for all projects and proposals

Minimum Requirements

To be successful in the role we're looking for candidates with the following:


  • Relevant postgraduate qualification and proven post qualified relevant experience in a similar role within environmental industry or environmental consultancy environment

  • Project management and client-facing experience

  • Field investigation experience (including drilling, working with subcontractors, collecting groundwater and vapour data/samples)

  • Self-starting and highly motivated approach to work


  • Good understanding of contaminated land investigations, data review and risk assessment.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications.


  • Strong team worker – able to listen to requirements and work well with others.

  • Attention to detail and a thorough, flexible approach to work.

  • A quality- and safety-oriented approach

  • Strong communication skills at all levels (verbal and written).

  • Project Management skills and experience

  • Personnel/Subcontractor management experience

  • Client contact and proposal/tender preparation experience

  • Full, clean Driving License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum: Degree in Engineering or Science, preferably (but not essentially) Geology, Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering.

  • Preferred: MSc/PhD degree in Geology / Hydrogeology / Contaminated Land / Environmental Engineering / Environmental Science

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 Ireland

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248738BR

Additional Locations IE - Cork - Montrose House, IE - Galway Technology Park

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.