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AECOM Graduate EIA/ Environmental & Planning Consultant - Chesterfield/Notts in Nottingham Regan Way, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Job Title: Graduate EIA/ Environmental and Planning Consultant

Business: Environment & Sustainability

Location Options: Chesterfield or Nottingham

Salary: Competitive

Opening & Closing Date: Apply as early as possible because candidates are selected on a rolling recruitment basis for either immediate starts or advanced offers


We are seeking to appoint a Graduate Environmental and Planning Consultant to join our Impact Assessment team. The new team member would ideally be based in Chesterfield, although Nottingham would be an option. The appointed candidate will be based in the minerals and waste team. There will also be opportunities to work on energy projects.

Examples of current clients include:

Ibstock Brick Limited




Egdon Resources

Angus Energy

As a Graduate Environmental Consultant, you will be involved in aiding in the management and production of a wide variety of environmental and planning consultancy services in relation to infrastructure developments. This includes the preparation of fee proposals, submission of planning applications, co-ordinating technical assessments, assessment of alternatives and cumulative environmental effects, stakeholder consultations, site selection, development feasibility and planning appeals.

We are looking for a motivated team player who would like the opportunity to kick start their career and gain valuable experience on exciting projects within an established consultancy. You will be joining a great team. You will have an interesting and diverse workload and you will be given the opportunity to make the most of your abilities.


We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of efforts to address the key issues facing society, including decarbonising infrastructure and achieving net zero, reversing the decline in biodiversity,

You will part of the wider Impact Assessment team. Projects include large-scale renewables, electricity and gas transmission, commercial and residential development, high-profile transport infrastructure, marine and coastal development, minerals extraction and waste management, and evidence to inform the preparation of spatial and land use plans.


AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations 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.


Job Responsibilities:

When you start with AECOM, we will pair you with a member of the team who will guide and mentor you through your initial period of working on live projects and business development proposals. Longer term, we will support your training and development as you progress towards becoming a chartered professional.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting project directors, managers and wider project teams in the delivery of planning and environmental impact assessment work.

  • Assembling and analysing data and preparing planning applications.

Writing planning statements, screening and scoping reports.

  • Assisting in the delivery of project outputs including – for example, scoping reports, environmental statements, environmental reports, related technical studies and planning applications.

  • Participating in project team meetings, client meetings and internal meetings

  • Prioritising tasks and meeting commitments on an on-going basis and taking ownership and responsibility for the completion and quality of work.

  • Following sound project management principles and appreciating the need to work within project budgets.

  • Keeping up to date with relevant environmental and planning legislation, policy, guidance and best practice.

  • Ensuring that health and safety issues are embedded in project delivery from the outset.

  • Providing input to business development proposals (expression of interest and tender responses) and continuously improving our service offering to clients.


Our Graduate Development Programme (ADVANCE), along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have more than 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK and Europe from more than 30 different disciplines – and each and every one of them makes a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including chartership with the relevant professional institution. We demand the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your progress and on-the-job training will be provided with the opportunity to work on live projects.

Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate would have the following skills:

  • Either a Bachelor’s degree or above (min 2:1 or equivalent) in Urban or Town Planning; or Bachelor’s degree or above (min 2:1 or equivalent) in Environmental Science, Geography, or a related discipline AND a Masters in Urban or Town Planning

  • A good understanding of environmental problems and solutions.

  • Strong report writing and analytical skills.

  • Proactive and driven.

  • Good organisation skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and willingness to ask for help when needed.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients, and work effectively within an established team; and

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Other desirable but not essential skills include:

  • Experience using GIS and/or CAD software.

  • Understanding of EIA processes (e.g. screening, scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable legislation

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 Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 266789BR

Additional Locations UK - Nottingham Regan Way

Clearance Required No

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.