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AECOM Principal EIA Consultant in London, 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 the freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal EIA Consultant to join our Impact Assessment (IA) team in Southern England (office options include London- Aldgate, Croydon, St Albans, Basingstoke, Exeter and Plymouth).

You’ll have the opportunity to work on large-scale projects that are transforming our built environment and infrastructure as you manage and deliver environmental inputs to a wide range of schemes, including commercial and residential, power, ports, airports, water, rail and road.

You’ll provide environmental inputs across all project lifecycles, from early strategy development through feasibility, optioneering / option selection, and outline design, to detailed design, discharging of consents, construction and scheme operation / maintenance.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about delivering effective environmental inputs and positively influencing the environmental performance of development projects. You must be able to demonstrate experience in the following: managing multidisciplinary environmental inputs to complex and large scale projects; working closely with design engineers to intercept and mitigate potential environmental effects; engaging and consulting across a wide range of audiences; and effectively managing resources and budgets.

The successful candidate will be supported by our Environment & Sustainability (E&S) business unit which has more than 650 staff based across the UK.

You will provide support and input to our growing portfolio of high-profile development projects, including:

  • Commercial & Residential including large-scale phased developments and tall buildings

  • Renewable Energy projects including solar, wind and hydrogen

  • Water projects for Thames Water and Affinity Water

  • Power transmission projects for National Grid

  • Road projects for Highways England

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

  • You will manage and oversee the preparation of EIA screening and scoping reports and Environmental Statements, including the technical review of specialist chapters

  • Liaising with clients and internal supply teams, including working collaboratively with design teams to ensure environmental considerations are taken into account

  • Working in partnership with other members of the IA team, managing resources, delegating activities, monitoring and managing project budgets

  • Leading with the identification of new business opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal developments which will include promoting AECOM's services to internal and external audiences.

  • Manage and mentor more junior members of the team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience and passion for developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems

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

  • Experience commensurate with specified job responsibilities

  • Confident engaging with a wide variety of stakeholder groups

  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively as part of an established team, supervising members of staff as applicable

  • Excellent verbal and report writing skills, including technical reviewing – all with attention to detail

  • Excellent project management skills, including experience of programming, staff resource management, and effective budget management

  • Full driving licence and willingness to travel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in a relevant environmental discipline

  • Appropriate professional membership

  • Experience of the TCPA and / or DCO

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.

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. 259902BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Exeter, UK - Plymouth - Plumer House, UK - St Albans, 10 Bricket Road

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.