AECOM Technical Director EIA - Nuclear Sector in Manchester, United Kingdom

Business Line Environment

Position Title Technical Director EIA - Nuclear Sector

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester

Manchester

Job Summary

AECOM’s UK Environment & Planning team is looking to recruit a number of strategic roles at Technical Director, Associate Director or Principal professionals to join our Environment & Planning team in the North West, South West and South East. The successful candidates would join the UK’s largest team of EIA practitioners and would be responsible for the technical direction, project management and leadership of Development Consent Orders and large scale EIA projects.

The successful candidate will have a track-record of successful project delivery, client account management, and business development. In particular, we are looking for an individual with experience in the nuclear sector, principally new build and decommissioning aspects of the sector to support AECOMs diverse backlog. Experience in preparation of EIAs and other associated environmental deliverables such as radiological permits and Environmental Management Plans to support such projects would be advantageous. Other experience is welcome from similar large scale infrastructure and AECOM is also currently advertising for transport infrastructure, power development, oil and gas and local government sector experience.

AECOM’s reputation in EIA is second to none and we are involved in some of UK’s most challenging and career defining infrastructure projects. We are looking for someone that will be able to take a both leadership and supporting roles within a vibrant and diverse team; helping us to continue to deliver a high quality service to existing clients and to expand our market share in established and new development sectors.

Our UK Environment & Planning business comprises over 200 people across approximately 20 offices. In the North West we have offices in Manchester, Altrincham, Warrington, Chesterfield and Westlakes. In the South West, our offices include Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, whilst in the South East, we have multiple offices covering Wimbledon, London, Peterborough, St Albans and Croydon. We have over 100 EIA practitioners and large teams of environmental specialists covering the full suite of technical disciplines such as acoustics, air quality, ecology, heritage etc. as well as Town Planners, Sustainability Specialists and experts in health, equalities and climate change.

We provide support to clients at all stages of the development process, including feasibility, optioneering, promotion through planning and project implementation. Our EIA work covers a range of planning regimes, including Town and Country Planning applications, EIA Nuclear Decommissioning Regulations and Development Consent Orders.

Our EIA teams often work very closely with our engineering and design colleagues, who are delivering the sort of exciting projects you would expect from a global environmental and engineering consultancy with a reputation for developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.

We have an enviable client base within the nuclear industry which includes all of the major property developers operating in across the UK with both new build and decommissioning projects at all phases of development.

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

  • Moorside DCO - EIA Lead

  • Sizewell – Air Quality & Permitting Lead

  • Hinkley Point C – Earthworks and Construction Lead

  • Wlfya – Transport Infrastructure Lead

  • Magnox – Winfrith Decommissioning EIA Lead

  • NDA – Policy and Research Lead

Job Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be expected to undertake the following illustrative roles and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the delivery of EIAs for a number of nuclear sector projects and other opportunities, working alongside our experience Project Managers.

  • Lead the preparation of major project bids

  • Contribute to work wining activities and client account management

  • Assist with meeting the team’s financial targets

  • Demonstrate leadership in quality, innovation and health & safety

  • Provide staff mentoring and assist with team leadership

  • Be a key interface with other senior individuals elsewhere within AECOM

  • Help with business strategy development for the wider south of England Environment and Planning Team and to lead on certain sales and marketing initiatives especially within the urban regeneration and infrastructure sector

  • Work with the Operations Leaders and wider management team to manage recruitment, training, annual appraisals and disciplinary matters

  • Monitor the team’s adherence to company health and safety, quality and environmental management system requirements

  • Technically review EIA Chapters, and Non-Technical Summaries

  • To keep up to date with relevant environmental planning legislation/policy/guidance.

Minimum Requirements

  • Previous experience in EIA and Environmental Management

  • Experience in project direction/management and financial management of major projects

  • A track-record of work winning and successful client account management

  • Highly motivated and able to work with limited direction

  • Effective and persuasive leadership skills

  • Excellent communication and networking skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • You will have a good first degree and a second degree in an appropriate environmental discipline.

  • You will have chartered status with a relevant professional body.

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.

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Job Category Planning

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 188105BR

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.