AECOM International Principal Environmental Consultant in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

AECOM’s UK Environment team is looking to recruit an ESIA professional with good international experience to join our London-based team. In particular, we are looking for an individual with experience in working on ESIAs within the oil and gas and other key sectors, preferably on global projects with major global clients.

The successful candidate will have a track-record of successful project delivery and client management, strong technical skills, as well as some experience in supporting with team management.

AECOM’s reputation in ESIA is second to none and we are involved in some of the world’s most challenging and complex projects. We are looking for someone that will be able to take a key project delivery role within a vibrant and diverse team; helping us to continue to deliver a high quality service to.

Our work helps clients deliver their projects in socially sustainable ways, leading to better outcomes for projects and communities. Our staff gain experience on some of the world’s largest and most challenging projects, working with a diversity of clients and communities in different countries, and across many sectors including infrastructure, oil and gas, power, and mining.

Working as either a member of a multidisciplinary team, or directly for clients, you will take a lead in the coordination and delivery of ESIAs. This might include management of teams involved in baseline surveys, assessments of E&S impacts, defining mitigation measures, determining permitting and regulatory compliance of proposed and/or existing operations, and assisting clients to meet the standards of international lenders. You will also be engaged in ESDD-related projects, for project sponsors and lenders covering a range of activities from initial due diligence to ongoing project monitoring and / or implementation of environmental and social management systems.

Our UK Environment & Planning (E&P) business comprises over 200 people across approximately 20 offices. In London and the South-East we have offices in Aldgate, Wimbledon, Croydon, St Albans, Cambridge and Basingstoke.

The international E&S practice of E&P includes environmental and social specialists, working alongside other technical disciplines such as acoustics, air quality, ecology, and heritage etc. Our ESIA specialists perform the full range of consulting services for international projects, including ESIAs, E&S due diligence and audits. Our geographical areas of focus are Africa (including francophone countries), Middle East and Central/ Eastern Europe.

The following provides a sample of our recent and current projects:

  • ESIA for a new port development in Senegal

  • ESIA services for major infrastructure projects in Gabon.

  • ESDD monitoring for an oil pipeline in Kenya.

  • E&S post-permitting support in Mozambique.

  • ESDD of a petrochemical project in Egypt.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working as either a leader of a multidisciplinary team, or directly for clients, you will be engaged in the delivery of ESIAs as well as provide mentorship and guidance to more junior staff. Responsibilities include:

  • Lead an ESIA team, with a client-facing role:

  • Manage the delivery of ESIA projects to ensure projects are delivered on time and to the highest standard

  • Understand and implement project management principles and fully appreciate the need to work within project budgets

  • Lead preparation of project documents including Scoping Reports and related technical studies in accordance with project timescales

  • Evaluate compliance of projects with both National Standards as well as those adopted by major international lenders (eg IFC and EBRD).

  • Coordinate and conduct ESIA workshops with technical specialists

  • Assist clients to meet the standards of international lenders,

  • Coordinate and manage technical specialists in their assessment activities, coordinate their contributions to ESIA and prepare and deliver clearly written ESIA reports,

  • Be a proficient project manager, including coordination and financial management of projects;

  • Support business development through leading the production of Expressions of Interest and tenders, and to continuously improve our service offering for our clients

  • Understand and comply with quality and health & safety requirements and ensure these are addressed throughout a project

Minimum Requirements

  • You must have international experience in ESIA, and / or ESDD outside of UK including experience in project assessment and evaluation against international standards, such as the IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, World Bank Safeguard Policies, and/or European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Performance Requirements.

  • You will have good communication skills both verbal and written, including demonstrable experience developing comprehensive written reports.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The successful candidate would ideally have a post-graduate qualification in Environmental Management or social development.

  • Candidates with a relevant under-graduate degree and a comprehensive level of practical experience will also be considered.

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

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 worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

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. 190965BR

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.

What 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 worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

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. 190965BR

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.