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Job Information

AECOM Principal Environmental Permitting Consultant in Leeds, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne

Job Summary

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Environmental Permitting Consultant to join our Permitting and Process Safety team in the UK.

The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the growth and continued success of the UK Environmental Permitting business, covering all aspects of regulatory compliance associated with the Environmental Permitting Regulations in England and Wales, or their equivalents in other countries e.g. Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Job Duties:


  • Play an active role in contributing to the success of the AECOM business.

  • Work in partnership with other members of the Environmental Permitting team and other Environmental teams (e.g. soil and groundwater, noise, ecology etc.), successfully winning and delivering the project work.

  • Liaise and work effectively with clients and other business functions within AECOM.

Business Development

  • Support the Environmental Permitting Team with the development and growth of the business and undertake client and site visits for pursuits.

  • Support the Environmental Permitting Team in the preparation of proposals, job costing, assisting with the entry of prospects and opportunities into business management software.

  • Develop and maintain Environmental Permitting marketing materials and CV’s assisted by colleagues.

Project Delivery:

  • The role will require the delivery of Environmental Permitting services (in delivering the regulatory requirements of the Environmental Permitting Regulations in England and Wales, or their equivalents in other countries e.g. PPC in Scotland) across a number of industry sectors covered by the environmental business line, i.e. Oil & Gas, Organic and Inorganic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Power, Non-Ferrous Metals, Food and Drink, Paper and Pulp etc.

  • Work alongside other AECOM technical teams e.g. Process Safety, Air Quality and Soil & Groundwater colleagues to deliver environmental risk and impact assessments in support of Environmental Permitting and COMAH projects e.g.:

  • H1 assessments,

  • Soil and Groundwater Risk Assessments,

  • MATTE assessments (consistent with the Chemicals and Downstream Oil Industries (CDOIF) methodology),

  • Fire water risk assessments.

  • The applicant must have extensive knowledge of the application of UK National and European environmental legislation, in particular its application and best practice, including the ability to recognise and cross-apply good practice examples and opportunities.

  • Build professional relationships with clients / target representatives to gain trust and facilitate information exchange during project delivery.

  • The ability to work as part of a wider project delivery team is essential.

  • All project deliverables must be of a high technical and written standard and delivered in compliance with the AECOM project and quality management systems.

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates experience should be commensurate with the specified job responsibilities.

  • Excellent report writing, technical reviewing and communication skills – all with an attention to detail.

  • The ability to work as part of an established team.

  • Full driving licence and a willingness to travel.

  • There will be the expectation for working at client sites or other AECOM office locations as the workload requires.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A base first degree in an Engineering or Scientific Discipline.

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 Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 254490BR

Additional Locations UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Leeds, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street

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.