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Job Information

AECOM Natural Resources Team Leader/Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, California

United States of America - California, Los Angeles

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Natural Resources Team Leader/Senior Project Manager for immediate employment to be based in Los Angeles or any of our Central Coast offices. . AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects and career opportunities, in a dynamic and flexible working environment.

Primary duties will include managing a team of Natural Resources staff located throughout the greater Los Angeles and Central Coast areas, as well as overseeing a range of small- to large-scale projects involving (but not limited to): impact assessments and mitigation planning; regulatory compliance and permitting efforts including CEQA/NEPA, 404/401, CESA, and ESA; resource agency consultation; large-scale field efforts; and preparation of environmental documents (CEQA and NEPA) and natural resource management plans. The candidate will contribute to growth of the department through marketing pursuits including proposal preparation, interviews, business development, and client relationship building. Duties will also include supervision and mentoring of junior and mid-level staff to guide career development.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Oversee a diverse team of staff, including management of workload and utilization, assigning projects and tasks, guiding career development, conducting goal setting and annual performance reviews, as well as performing administrative tasks (e.g., timesheet/expense report approval)

  • Manage projects involving large, complex environmental natural resources documents such as CEQA/NEPA documents, HCPs/NCCPs, Biological Technical Reports, Biological Assessments, Habitat Management Plans, Restoration Plans, Jurisdictional Delineation Reports and/or Resource Agency Permitting Packages. Operates as primary author or senior reviewer, as appropriate

  • Manage projects/tasks that include all aspects of environmental analysis (e.g., biological, cultural, air quality, traffic, etc.) and may involve large-scale field efforts and intensive schedules

  • Perform project management duties such as forecasting, tracking project costs and schedule, accounting updates, invoicing, progress reports, and take corrective action where necessary

  • Prepare competitive responses to Requests for Proposals for a variety of clients, including development of scope, fee, schedule, and deliverables, and participation in interviews

  • May operate as primary point of contact for clients and resource agencies on projects

  • Collaborate with other supervisors in the office in a team-based environment

  • Contribute to growth of practice through business development

  • Work directly with the Natural Resources Group Manager to create an inclusive work environment where staff can grow professionally and are supported in delivering their best work to internal and external clients


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer


AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (e.g., biology, ecology, or project management/controls) + 6 years experience in natural resources project management and managing small and large-scale multi-disciplinary environmental projects, involving planning, permitting, compliance, and pre- and post-construction phases or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 years of experience in natural resources project management

  • Experience managing small and large-scale multi-disciplinary environmental projects, involving planning, permitting, compliance, and pre- and post-construction phases.

  • Master’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, or project management/controls) preferred

  • Be located in (or willingness to relocate to) the greater Los Angeles or Central Coast area to serve clients throughout the southern and central California region.

  • Experience managing staff

  • Experience working with Los Angeles-area clients (e.g., LADWP, City and County of Los Angeles), Central Coast agencies (e.g. County of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo), California utilities (e.g., SoCalGas, Southern California Edison) and/or other energy/oil and gas clients

  • Strong leadership and diplomacy skills

  • Thrives independently and as part of a team

  • Is innovative and a problem solver

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly spreadsheet skills and ability to quickly learn new computer applications including Oracle-based proprietary programs

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Successful marketing/business development experience

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

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 Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 252732BR

Additional Locations US - Santa Maria, CA - 2400 Professional Parkway

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.