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AECOM Senior Environmental Planner/Project Delivery Coordinator in San Diego, California

Company Description

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 Description

AECOM is seeking a Senior Environmental Planner/Project Delivery Coordinato r to be a key member of an exciting and transformative new program that AECOM is leading for a major Southern California utility client involving undergrounding of electrical infrastructure.

We are seeking an experienced and motivated candidate to take on this career-defining opportunity. As part of this important role, you will manage a focused cross-disciplinary team of specialists responsible for natural and cultural resources review, technical surveys, reporting, impact analysis, and preparation of permitting documents. This position is located in our San Diego, CA office with a hybrid work option.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong working knowledge of environmental regulatory requirements for linear projects in California.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, creative problem-solving, collaboration and leadership skills

  • Experience leading a diverse team of professionals.

  • Experience managing environmental studies for large, complex, linear projects in multiple locations.

  • Experience working with design teams to avoid, minimize and streamline environmental regulatory permitting.

  • Ability to apply acquired expertise and knowledge to solve business challenges.

  • Experience successfully coaching peers and team members

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintains project level tracking of environmental tasks and maintains managerial oversight across a broad portfolio of similar linear utility projects.

  • Plan and manage environmental review and technical studies, including biological, aquatic, and cultural resources.

  • Assign staff and manage workload of team members to ensure the timely and accurate completion of project tasks.

  • Plan and manage environmental strategies, including development of permitting efficiencies for routine permit attainment.

  • Function as part or larger team focused on design, permitting, land rights acquisition and environmental, collaborate to obtain project approval in timely fashion.

  • Oversee preparation of environmental technical reports that meet the requirements of local governments and jurisdictions, governing agencies or any other relevant entities.

  • Work with client to support external agency communications and submittals.

  • Serve as subject matter expert on matters related to environmental planning and/or regulations.

  • Coordinate with project managers to ensure engineering plans and/or proposed construction methods meet requirements of agencies.

  • Inform other internal functional groups about requirements and regulations of government entities to assist with compliance with general conditions of approvals at permit and construction stages of the project, and to meet project timelines.

  • Acts as the primary point of contact with clients.

  • Manage internal and external project status reporting; Participate in project and team meetings.

  • Manage and oversee external consultants, including reviewing quality of work product.

  • Has control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, recommending, and implementing changes to methods.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Business Administration, Law, Environmental Science, Land Use Planning, or another relevant field.

  • 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education in acquiring land use permits, site acquisitions, and/or permitting projects for utility or related industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience.

  • Master’s degree in technical or business discipline

  • Experience with County of San Diego and/or Caltrans permitting preferred.

  • Supervisory experience

  • Project and client management experience including management of multiple projects of significant scope and complexity.

  • Ability to thrive in quickly changing environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong people skills/soft skills and presentation skills

  • Excellent Negotiation skills

  • Must be resourceful, flexible and maintain the ability to react and respond quickly with a focus on accuracy.

Additional Information

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.

  • Offered rate of compensation ([California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $120,000.00.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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: REF23092U

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid