AECOM Principal Consultant - EIA in Bristol, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Avon, Bristol - UK
We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal EIA Consultant to join our Environmental & Sustainability (E&S) team in Bristol to manage and deliver environmental inputs to large scale infrastructure projects - this includes power, renewables (including solar and onshore wind), road, rail, ports, 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, and construction.
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 candidate 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:
Renewable power generation projects including solar and onshore wind
Land development projects for Bristol City Council
Road and highways projects for Local Authorities and Highways England including A303 Stonehenge and A27 Lancing to Worthing
Power transmission projects for National Grid including Nautilus Interconnector and SEA Link
Water and flood defence projects for the Environment Agency and Welsh Water
You will have the opportunity to work on projects that are transforming our infrastructure. Your role will include:
Direction and management of 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 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.
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.
Full driving licence and a willingness to travel.
A degree in a relevant environmental discipline
Appropriate professional membership - CEnv qualification preferred
Experience of the Town and Country Planning and DCO
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
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 Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Temporary
Requisition/Vacancy No. 250355BR
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.