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AECOM Environmental Approvals Lead in Gold Coast, Australia

Company Description

Leading the change toward a sustainable and equitable future

Our environmental practice helps industries and governments fulfill their responsibilities to the people they support, as well as the planet that support us all. We provide advisory and technical services to enable you to achieve compliance, manage impacts and reduce or even eliminate risks.

Our services help clients anticipate and manage the environmental impact at each stage of the project: planning and obtaining permits for new facilities; decommissioning, clean-up and closure of contaminates sites and surplus operations facilities; restoration for reuse; addressing critical climate – change issues; protection or restoration of habitats and water quality and the preservation of culture resource.

We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

As Environmental Approvals Lead you will guide and support our portfolio of high-profile clients through strategic planning, environmental assessments and approval pathways for exciting energy transformation, transportation, Defence and 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games projects.

You will contribute to strategic growth, technical excellence and innovation in multidisciplinary environmental assessments and management planning.

What will you be doing…

  • Lead strategic planning for high profiles projects to secure State and Commonwealth approvals

  • Manage the delivery of complex approvals on major projects, including coordination of multidisciplinary technical teams, environmental impact assessment and approval processes

  • Proven technical leadership and confidence managing multidisciplinary technical teams to identify risks, solve problems, communicate change through planning, design and approval processes.

  • Provide technical advice and strategic planning for impact assessment and approvals across a diverse range of projects and environmental services

  • Manage resources, delegating activities, monitoring and managing project budgets (with support as required)

  • Prepare proposals and discipline-related inputs for tenders or other business development activities


About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in Regional/Urban Planning or Environmental Planning, Science or Engineering

  • Relevant environmental assessment and approvals experience in a consulting environment

  • Demonstrated experience in successful application of Commonwealth and State planning and environmental legislation

  • Project management skills, including schedule, resource and budget management

You will take pride in your professional approach and commitment to excellence, whilst maintaining the ability to enjoy what you do! You relish your role as key liaison and confidante, always staying one step ahead.

Additional Information

AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses. Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here:


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10085478

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid