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AECOM Transportation and Environment Planning Team Leader w/ NEPA Experience in New Orleans, Louisiana

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Engineer, Landscape Architect or Urban Planner with Transportation Planning and NEPA Experience to be based in Baton Rouge, LA or New Orleans.

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.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Project Management for projects, responsible for delivery, client satisfaction and profitability

  • Manages the Planning and Environmental Team and serves as an organizational and technical leader for the Louisiana and broader markets

  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others.

  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed planning, environmental and engineering products.

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws.

  • Manages/Oversees specialized environmental/ NEPA studies, such as transportation corridor studies, multimodal transportation projects, and those needed for large coastal restoration, flood attenuation and other projects

  • Advises various councils, boards, commissions and elected officials in planning related issues

Supervises and cultivates younger staff

  • Supports and leads business development activities such as developing new clients and completing proposals

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 6 YORE or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience with NEPA writing and related project work

Preferred Qualifications

  • PE, RLA, or AICP preferred

  • Solid background in transportation and environmental project development, permitting and planning preferred, but will consider a strong planner with infrastructure experience, even if not transportation.

  • Strong research and writing skills, detail-oriented and able to communicate ideas and synthesize/compile text for reports

  • Has taken the NHI course on NEPA and Transportation Decision Making

  • Ability to support public outreach with diverse communities

  • Strong understanding of pertinent environmental federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations, including recent changes, procedures and practices

  • Passion for and some experience leading teams and working with clients or political leadership.

  • AECOM offers a diversity focused workspace

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of the NEPA process and related environmental requirements and processes

  • Ability to manage and support planning projects, conceptual engineering projects, Stage 0 projects, NEPA and other studies

  • Working knowledge of H&H modeling, CAD, GIS and graphics development for studies and reports

  • Knowledge of public outreach

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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 Engineering - Transportation - Planning

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 271982BR

Additional Locations US - Baton Rouge, LA - 8555 United Plaza Blvd Suite 300

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.