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AECOM Associate EIA Consultant in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Job Summary

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Are you passionate about improving the environmental performance of infrastructure development projects? If so, we’d love to hear from you as there’s a great job waiting for you at AECOM.

We’re looking for an Associate EIA Consultant to join our Environment & Sustainability business that has over 650 staff working across the UK. You will be based in our York, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow or Edinburgh office, but there are opportunities in other offices across the UK. We would welcome interest from candidates looking for either a part-time or full-time position.

You’ll be managing and delivering environmental inputs to large-scale development projects that are transforming our infrastructure, such as:

  • Power generation projects, including carbon capture, hydrogen and renewables (including solar and offshore)

  • Power distribution and transmission projects (including international connectors)

  • Rail projects such as the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) and the Northumberland Line

  • Highway improvements

  • Regeneration projects, including portside developments

  • Developments within the water, defense, aviation and industrial sectors

You’ll be providing environmental inputs across all project lifecycles, from early strategy development and site identification studies, through feasibility, optioneering/ option selection, outline design, to detailed design, discharging of conditions, construction and scheme operation/ maintenance. You will have the opportunity to work across a portfolio of development projects covering multiple consenting regimes (DCO, TCPA, TWA, hybrid Bill etc.).

To apply for this will role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate experience in managing multidisciplinary environmental inputs to complex and large-scale projects. You’ll also 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Generally requires multi-disciplinary knowledge.

  • Makes recommendations on work methods and procedures and technical innovations by devising practical and economical solutions to problems in own discipline.

  • Makes recommendations on research requests, objectives, priorities, and timing.

  • Assess need for change and recommends development of standards.

  • Assess work against standards, objectives and specifications.

  • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies when working on unusually complex technical problems.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Develops solutions which are highly innovative. Assignments are often self-initiated. Acts as advisor to management and clients. Oversees the work of less experienced scientists.

Your role will include:

  • Managing and coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs across a range of 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

  • Working in partnership with members of our technical environmental teams

  • Liaising with clients and internal supply teams

  • Working collaboratively with design teams to ensure environmental considerations are appropriately taken into account, delivering benefits where possible

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

  • Supporting business development opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal development

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

You’ll have:

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

  • Confidence when engaging with a wide variety of stakeholder groups

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

  • Excellent verbal and report writing skills, including technical reviewing with an eye for detail

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

  • A degree in a relevant environmental discipline (preferably a Masters degree) and an appropriate professional membership

  • Willingness to travel

The following would be a bonus:

  • Chartered Environmentalist status

Preferred Qualifications

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

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 Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 272516BR

Additional Locations UK - Belfast - Clarence West, UK - Cumbria Westlakes, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Liverpool, Merchants Court, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK - Warrington - Birchwood Park, UK - York - 16 Toft Green

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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