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AECOM Senior Environmental Consultant in Ghent, Belgium

Job Summary

As a Senior Environmental Consultant you have a challenging and diversified scope of responsibilities, ensuring the good completion of smaller to large size and complex soil and groundwater projects, as well as supporting other environmental businesses.

Key aspects of the role are:

  • Project Management – you make sure that all your projects are executed according to high-level standards in terms of Safety, Quality, Client management, Planning, Budgeting and Reporting.

  • Client Management - effectively guiding your client and translating their needs into an efficient and solution-oriented concept. It comes to no surprise that good client management increases client retention and promotes growth.

  • People Management – by coaching and helping junior profiles on site and at the office, you act as a mentor and help developing keen young talent. You also manage contractors and subcontractors to maintain an excellent working relationship with them.

  • Technical & Regulatory Management – supporting your clients and colleagues with the different with the different environmental legislations applicable in Belgium. This requires having a good technical knowledge of the soil and groundwater remediation sector.

  • Commercial awareness –help identifying business opportunities to further develop the activities of your team.

  • Transversal Collaboration – working closely with other environmental teams throughout the Benelux and Europe and stimulate collaboration between the different units.

Minimum Requirements

  • Our ideal candidate has a Master or BSc degree in Geology, Geography, Bio Engineering or another technical, environmental or chemical field of study.

  • We are looking for a Dutch speaking colleague with fluent English written and verbal language skills. Good French skills is seen as a plus.

  • Between 7-10 years of experience in a comparable role within the environmental consultancy sector, with a strong portfolio of similar soil and groundwater phase II and remediation projects.

  • Confidence and at ease with client communication, relationship building and stakeholder management.

  • You are a decision taker with a good sense of responsibility and ownership.

  • Excellent analytical, report writing and communication skills.

  • Solid attention to detail and thorough approach to work.

  • Good knowledge of Belgian Soil & Groundwater legislation (both past and present)

  • Able to work both independently and in teams.

  • You are an innovative thinker who enjoys self-development and taking initiative while working in a young and dynamic team.

  • Willingness to travel occasionally within mainly Belgium and occasionally the Netherlands or abroad to meet the needs of specific projects.

  • Valid driver license for a car.

Preferred Qualifications

What do we offer?

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects;

At AECOM we know the importance of ensuring our people have the opportunity to grow in the broadest possible sense of the term. ‘Freedom to Grow’ is a new, flexible and inclusive work culture within AECOM giving our diverse talent pool the freedom to work in the way they feel most productive and energized, so everyone can bring their best self to work, thrive and reach their full potential. Freedom in this context ranges from choosing the time and place we work, through to the workstyle we choose to deploy, the way we communicate and think. Our guiding principle throughout this journey is, if it works for you, your team and your clients then it works for AECOM; and

AECOM offers a salary, which is competitive to the market and a good variety of secondary benefits such as 32 vacation days, seniority days, group insurance, hospitalization insurance with DKV, laptop and smartphone, monthly net allowance, meal vouchers, eco vouchers and 100% payment of public transport from home to work. Our offices are located near the train stations of Leuven and Gentbrugge.

At AECOM, we believe in potential!

When you join a company that’s pioneering the future, your opportunities are unlimited. By connecting the largest network of professional expertise in the industry, we’re finding new approaches and better answers to the toughest challenges. And we want you to be a part of it.

Efficient buildings. Faster transportation. Improved security. Healthier environments. Resilient cities.Every day, in dozens of markets and more than 150 countries, our employees are exploring new possibilities for a better world. If you’re interested in a career path that’s as dynamic as you are, apply now!

Join AECOM and make amazing happen.

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 - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Belgium

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 258836BR

Additional Locations BE - Ghent

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.

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