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AECOM Principal Consultant, Geosciences and Remediation in Perth, Australia

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Our established Geoscience and Remediation Services (GRS) group is looking for a Principal level consultant with a strong Environmental background to join our well-established team in Perth.

As part of this role, you'll be part of an ambitious team using all your technical and commercial skills, knowledge and experience to oversee the delivery of contaminated land assessment and remediation projects. You’ll be comfortable working with a high degree of independence to ensure technical quality and adherence to budget and programme. You’ll also be involved in business development by being active in client management activities including prepare fee proposals for external and internal clients.

As a highly experienced member of our team, you will provide guidance and mentoring to our upcoming professionals, whilst leading and delivering a range of programs designed to provide progressive project solutions for our clients. This role will see you communicating with clients, preparing reports, leading field work teams, liaising with subcontractors, preparing tenders and promoting innovative solutions for your clients.

What will a day in this role look like::

  • Contaminated site investigations

  • Remediation, surveillance and validation works

  • Waste classification and beneficial reuse assessments

  • Preliminary and detailed contaminated site investigations

  • Remedial action plans and site validation reports

  • Site Supervision and contractor management during remedial works.

  • Writing tenders / proposals in the pursuit of winning new business.


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.

What are we looking for from you?

  • A relevant University Degree in either environmental geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, environmental science or environmental engineering

  • Significant, relevant industry experience, preferably working within a consulting environment

  • Experience in upstream and downstream oil and gas projects – desirable

  • A strong environmental experience within ground remediation and/or contaminated land.

  • Experience in data management and preparation of environmental reports

  • Experience using ESdat, gINT, ArcGIS, EQUIS, GWSDAT

  • Defence Baseline Security Clearance (preferred)

  • Strong understanding of contaminated land assessment regulations and guidance

  • Ability to scope and cost contaminated land assessments in a commercial environment

  • Previous hands on experience within field investigation, including site management, drilling supervision, collection of groundwater and vapor 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.

  • CenvP status or on track to achieve it within next 6-12 months


Additional Information

AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses. Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here:


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10070312

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid