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AECOM Senior, Principal or Associate Director Environmental Permitting Consultant in London, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

AECOM has a Freedom to Grow policy that celebrates flexible working; if you are interested in joining us, we should be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you. Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Job Description

AECOM has exciting opportunities for Environmental Permitting Consultants to join our Environment, Water and Energy business at Senior, Principal, or Associate Director grade. You will play a key role in supporting the growth and continued success of the Environmental Permitting business in the UK and Ireland.

  • Based within a specialist team but working as part of the wider AECOM business you would provide environmental permitting compliance support across all industry sectors, through a combination of global framework agreements and site specific commissions.

  • You would support AECOM’s clients from established process industries, manufacturing and power generation companies with the management of compliance requirements for current and planned activities. AECOM is also helping to shape the development of good compliance practice for the transition to a low carbon economy.

These roles would suit an established environmental consultant, EHS manager with an appropriate level of compliance and team management experience. We envisage that the contribution the successful candidate would provide will include:

  • Management and delivery of Environmental Permit applications, variations, transfers and surrenders.

  • Managing the delivery of supporting environmental assessments using colleagues from within your team and the wider specialist resources available in our Environment and EHS teams.

  • Advising clients on the implications for their business of legislation and regulatory guidance.

  • Providing the main point of contact with clients and building strong business relationships.

  • Supporting clients with their regulator engagement.

  • Mentoring and developing the next generation of compliance professionals.

Minimum Requirements

  • A base first degree in an engineering or science discipline.

  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrable experience in an industrial or consultancy role.

  • A strong track record in successfully delivering Environmental Permit compliance and the associated documentation.

  • An extensive working knowledge of relevant UK National and European environmental legislation.

  • Team management experience, including previous responsibility for training, safety, or quality for example.

  • Excellent report writing, technical reviewing and communication skills.

  • You’ll be an excellent team player with a proactive and positive attitude and be confident in liaising with colleagues, industrial clients and regulators.


  • Higher education in an environmental or process engineering discipline e.g. MSc or similar.

  • Basic project management skills, including experience of programming, and budget/ financial management.

  • Ideally, a strong track record in successfully delivering Environmental Permit compliance and the associated documentation for process industry or power generation sites.

The position offers an excellent career progression opportunity within an established, friendly and professional team.

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.

Additional Information

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.

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.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10063828

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering