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AECOM Associate Director EIA Marine Environment in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company Description

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.

Job Description

We’re looking for an Associate EIA Director to join our Environment & Sustainability business that has over 650 staff working across the UK. Ideally, you would be based in our offices in Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh or Glasgow, but there are opportunities in our other offices across the country.

Are you passionate about positively influencing the environmental performance of marine development projects? If so, there’s a great job waiting for you at AECOM.

You will provide support and input to our growing portfolio of high-profile marine projects, many of which are related to power generation (e.g. floating wind) and power transmission (including international interconnectors). You will have the opportunity to work on projects that are transforming our infrastructure.

You’ll be providing environmental inputs across all project lifecycles, from early strategy development, through feasibility, optioneering/ option selection, outline design, to detailed design, discharging of consents, construction and scheme operation/ maintenance.

To apply for this will role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate experience in leading and managing multidisciplinary environmental inputs across a range of marine projects. You’ll have worked closely with design engineers to intercept and mitigate potential environmental effects, engaging and consulting across a wide range of audiences, as well as effectively managing resources and budgets.

Your role will include:

  • Leading, managing and coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs across a range of marine projects, with a focus on the management of EIAs in support of gaining development consent

  • Managing the preparation of EIA screening and scoping reports and Environmental Statements, including the technical review of specialist chapters

  • Liaising with clients and internal supply teams

  • Working collaboratively with design teams to ensure environmental considerations are appropriately taken into account as well as developing sustainable initiatives

  • Working in partnership with other members of the wider business

  • Managing resources, delegating activities, monitoring and managing project budgets (with support as applicable)

  • Leading and supporting business opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal development

  • Promoting AECOM’s environmental services to both internal and external audiences.


  • An excellent understanding of the EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation

  • A detailed understanding relevant marine consenting and licensing regimes

  • Confidence when engaging with a wide variety of stakeholder groups

  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of an established team, coordinating inputs from a specialist technical teams

  • Excellent verbal and report writing skills, including technical reviewing

  • Project management skills, including programming, staff resource management, and budget management

  • Willingness to travel

Preferred Qualifications :

  • A degree in a relevant environmental discipline and an appropriate professional membership

  • CEnv qualification

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10059102

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Science