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AECOM Principal EIA Consultant in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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 the freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal EIA Consultant to join our Environmental & Sustainability (E&S) team in our Chesterfield office, although both Nottingham and Birmingham offices may be potentially acceptable. The successful candidate would manage and deliver environmental inputs to large scale infrastructure projects - this includes road projects and also rail, power, power transmission, ports, airports, water and land development. You will provide 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. AECOM has a Freedom to Grow policy that celebrates flexible working; if you are interested in joining us, we should be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you

We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about delivering effective environmental inputs and positively influencing the environmental performance of development projects. You must be able to demonstrate experience in managing multidisciplinary environmental inputs to complex and large scale projects, working 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.

The successful candidates will be supported by our established E&S team across the UK which includes over 650 staff.

You will provide support and input to our growing portfolio of high-profile development projects, including:

  • Road projects for National Highways and for local authorities

  • Rail projects such as the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) and the Northumberland Line

  • Power generation projects with carbon capture

  • Power transmission projects for National Grid

You will have the opportunity to work on projects that are transforming our infrastructure. Your role will include:

  • Leading 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. Includes 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, including working collaboratively with design teams to ensure that environmental considerations are appropriately taken into account

  • Working in partnership with other members of the E&S team, managing resources, delegating activities, monitoring and managing project budgets.

  • Supporting and leading the identification of new business opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal development, which will include promoting AECOM’s E&S services to both internal and external audiences.

  • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies develop technical solutions to complex problems.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction.

  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.

  • Conducts research and does investigation work as required.

  • Plans and organizes project studies.

  • Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.

  • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

  • May oversee the work of less experienced scientists.

Minimum Requirements

  • You will have experience and a passion for the developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

  • Experience commensurate with specified job responsibilities.

  • An excellent understanding of the EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation.

  • Confident engaging with a wide variety of stakeholder groups.

  • The ability to lead and work collaboratively as part of an established team, supervising members of staff as applicable.

  • Excellent verbal and report writing skills, including technical reviewing – all with an attention to detail.

  • Excellent project management skills, including experience of programming, staff resource management, and effective budget management.

  • Willingness to travel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in a relevant environmental discipline

  • Appropriate professional membership - CEnv qualification preferred

  • Experience of the DCO and/or

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.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255980BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Nottingham Regan Way

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.

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