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Job Information

AECOM Senior / Principal Geo-environmental Consultant in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

Our Remediation Practice is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Senior or Principal Consultant to join us in our work on contaminated land and remediation projects across the UK, focused specifically (but not exclusively) on the nuclear industry sector. As an integral member of the Practice and a regional team, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of geo-environmental assessments and support the delivery of services to private and public sector clients including developers, global oil & gas companies, the nuclear industry, Fortune 500 multinational corporations, regulatory bodies and government agencies; including the Environment Agency, Homes England, Highways England and local authorities. The team also support other AECOM business lines where their projects have a contaminated land and remediation interface and who are involved in the delivery of multi-disciplinary design, build and construction schemes.

Nationally our Practice is one of the largest in the UK and has an established track record in successfully delivering land contamination assessment and remediation works. We are now looking to enhance and grow the Practice with an individual that can offer a sound technical background in geo-environmental assessments for the nuclear sector; who can be proactive in their approach to work; and who wants to share in our enthusiasm and determination to support and drive growth in our important client-base in this sector.

We require an ambitious team player with the technical and commercial skills, knowledge and experience to take day to day responsibility for delivery of projects, ensuring technical quality and adherence to budget and programme, to manage and mentor project staff, and develop strong client relationships that deliver repeat business and “Trusted Advisor” status. The position will suit those who can work with a high degree of independence, prepare robust fee proposals, and successfully lead projects from desk study/feasibility through ground investigation and interpretation to final design.

To be successful, candidates must have a proven track record in the delivery of geo-environmental projects in the UK nuclear sector and be fully conversant with the regulations and technical standards that apply to that sector.

The Remediation Practice provides services ranging from desk studies, site investigation, risk assessment, remediation (strategy development, design, implementation and validation), monitoring and close-out on a wide range of contracts and sits within a Business Unit that also comprises Ground Engineering, Energy, and Transaction & Compliance practices.

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm; see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

The successful applicant will work within a nominated regional team and will have a specific focus on nuclear sector project management and technical leadership. The role will likely involve a mixture of both site and office work. The successful applicant will be expected to plan and manage fieldwork and contractors, obtain and robustly interpret geo-environmental data and lead/undertake the technical reporting of that data. The appointed person will be expected to take on the management of projects and lead on tender and bid submissions.

Further responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that health and safety issues are addressed throughout the life of a project in compliance with AECOM policies and procedures.

  • Close support to our Technical Directors and Associates in project delivery, work winning and maintaining high levels of client satisfaction.

  • On the job mentoring of junior staff, including supporting them to achieve chartered status.

  • Active input to team and client meetings, being prepared to own decisions and put forward alternative ideas and concepts.

  • Prepare fee bids and proposals.

  • Preparing, checking and reviewing a wide range of technical reports.

  • Ensure rigorous adhesion to AECOMs industry leading quality assurance programme.

  • Co-ordinating field–based subcontractors and supervising ground investigation works including the management of site H&S and the oversight of contractors.

  • Compilation and interpretation of field and analytical data into accurate and comprehensive conceptual site models.

  • Within the team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in projects that support a range of objectives including planning and development, compliance and permitting, due diligence and remediation offering a wide range of experience and opportunities for progression in the future to successful candidates.

Minimum Requirements

We are particularly looking for candidates with the following:


  • Strong understanding of contaminated land assessment regulations and guidance, specifically that related to the nuclear sector.

  • Good understanding of the nuclear industry – the organisations, structure, and ways of working.

  • Working knowledge of CDM regulations and site management.

  • Good understanding of the environmental fate and transport of radiological and non-radiological contaminants most commonly associated with the nuclear sector.


  • Previous hands on experience within field investigation, including site management, drilling supervision, collection of groundwater and ground gas samples, or the supervision of remediation activities.

  • Development of robust conceptual site models.

  • Qualitative and/or quantitative risk assessment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise technical reports and documents.


  • Pro-active attitude and able to develop and deliver work under own initiative as a team player.

  • Possess strong problem solving and inter-personal skills, working closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients in a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Strong attention to detail and thorough approach to work

  • Project leadership.

  • Commercial awareness.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English).

  • Strong research and report writing.

  • Strong quality and time management.

Preferred Qualifications

For this role you will ideally hold a strong undergraduate degree in an environmental, science or engineering based subject, be chartered with a relevant UK institution, and be willing to travel within the UK to support projects.

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 Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244208BR

Additional Locations UK - Leeds

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.