Senior EIA Environmental Consultant
Job Summary 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. Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity. Are you passionate about improving the environmental performance of infrastructure development projects? If so, there’s a great job waiting for you at AECOM. We’re looking for a Senior EIA Consultant to join our Environment & Sustainability business that has over 650 staff working across the UK. Ideally, you would be based in our York, Leeds, Newcastle or Manchester office, but there are opportunities in other offices across the UK. You’ll be managing and delivering environmental inputs to large-scale development projects that are transforming our infrastructure, such as: Power generation projects with carbon capture Power transmission projects Rail projects such as the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) and the Northumberland Line Portside developments Road projects You’ll be providing environmental inputs across all project lifecycles, from early strategy development, through feasibility, optioneering/ option selection, outline design, to detailed design, discharging of consents, construction and scheme operation/ maintenance. To apply for this will role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate experience in managing multidisciplinary environmental inputs to complex and large-scale projects. You’ll also have worked closely with design engineers to intercept and mitigate potential environmental effects, engaging and consulting across a wide range of audiences, as well as effectively managing resources and budgets. Your role will include: Managing and coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs across a range of projects, with a focus on the management of EIAs in support of gaining development consent Managing the preparation of EIA screening and scoping reports and Environmental Statements, including the technical review of specialist chapters Liaising with clients and internal supply teams Working collaboratively with design teams to ensure environmental considerations are appropriately taken into account Working in partnership with other members of the wider business Managing resources, delegating activities, monitoring and managing project budgets (with support as applicable) Supporting business opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal development Promoting AECOM’s environmental services to both internal and external audiences. Minimum Requirements You’ll have: An excellent understanding of the EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation Confidence when engaging with a wide variety of stakeholder groups The ability to work collaboratively as part of an established team, coordinating inputs from a specialist technical teams Excellent verbal and report writing skills, including technical reviewing Developing project management skills, including programming, staff resource management, and budget management Willingness to travel Preferred Qualifications A degree in a relevant environmental discipline and an appropriate professional membership The following would be a bonus: CEnv qualification (or progressing towards chartership) The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges. Your benefits will include: Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle. You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments. 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.