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Job Information

AECOM Principal/Senior Environmental Planner - Impact Assessment in Sydney, Australia

Australia - New South Wales, Sydney - AU

Job Summary

Due to an exciting and growing pipeline of state significant projects in the energy and transport sectors, we are looking for a senior or principal Environmental Planner / Scientist to join our industry-leading team in either Sydney or Newcastle.

In this role, you will be able to put your innovative thinking, technical excellence, and passion for the environment into high gear. You will have the opportunity to work in a truly flexible environment, delivering solutions for our clients and being mentored by our strong cohort of industry-leading environmental impact assessment directors.

Our Environment Team helps private and public sector clients in Sydney, Australia, and around the world deliver for their stakeholders while promoting resilience, achieving compliance, and mitigating impacts and risks to our communities and natural environment.

You will be part of a close-knit, high-performing team, known for our excellent delivery for our clients. Our large environment team comprises a diverse range of specialties: impact assessment, climate change resilience, communications, heritage, contaminated land, and construction environmental management. We are renowned for delivering best practice environmental impact assessment and strategic advisory services for all phases of our clients' infrastructure projects from the strategic business case, planning approvals, through construction to operation.

You will play a key role in leading project teams and managing successful delivery with our clients, developing and enhancing internal and external relationships while maintaining a focus on business development opportunities.

This role will provide an exceptional opportunity for you to lead and coordinate a range of projects extending from high profile, technically complex major infrastructure, in both urban and regional contexts, to strategically important asset improvements across a full suite of sectors including:

  • Transport (public transport, active transport (cycleways), road, heavy/light rail, marine)

  • Renewable energy (solar, wind, biofuels, battery)

  • Water utilities

  • Power

  • Defence

  • Social infrastructure

  • Urban renewal, placemaking, and activation precincts

  • Oil and gas and industry

Minimum Requirements

With strong environmental impact assessment experience across a number of market sectors, a good industry reputation, and a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science, environmental planning, town planning and/or environmental engineering, you will be utilising your project management/coordination skills, commercial acumen and emotional intelligence to develop and maintain positive peer and client relationships, and effectively manage resources, timelines, quality and budgets.

You are a strong team player, influencer, and most importantly, a real collaborator. You will utilise your open communication and proven technical knowledge while maintaining a strong client focus.

Preferred Qualifications


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 Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248368BR

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.