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AECOM ESIA Consultant in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - , Bristol - UK

Job Summary

Our UK Environment team is looking to recruit an ESIA consultant. We are looking for an individual with experience in working on ESIAs on major infrastructure projects such as oil and gas, power, renewables, ports, or airports with major global clients. The individual will be part of a 300+ national team and report to a Principal or Associate ESIA consultant.

The successful candidate will have a track-record of successful project delivery, with good technical skills and past experience in managing baseline studies and technical assessments completed by sub-contractors, and assisting in the production of ESIA reports and Non-Technical Summaries

Our ESIA team comprises 30-40 people within a wider EIA/ESIA team that consists of 300+ staff. The team delivers ESIAs/ESHIAs, social impact assessments, and environmental and social due diligence for major international projects, predominantly in the oil and gas, power, renewables, and infrastructure sectors. Our clients comprise the major global developers and lenders/banks.

We have an impressive portfolio of major national and international infrastructure projects. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:

  • The Tilenga ESIA which is the development of over 40 onshore oil wells in Uganda for Total.

  • An offshore drilling ESIA for Tullow Oil in Suriname.

  • Various seismic survey ESIAs, onshore and offshore for international O&G companies.

  • A solar PV project in eastern Europe for an international O&G company.

  • Environmental and social due diligence on behalf of a major lender for a wind farm in Africa.

  • An ESIA for a major port development in Gabon.

Job Responsibilities:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job / Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:

  • Assist in the management of and support in the delivery of ESIA projects to ensure projects are delivered on time and to the highest standard

  • Understand and implement project management principles and fully appreciate the need to work within project budgets

  • Assist in the project management and preparation of project documents including Scoping Reports and related technical studies in accordance with project timescales

  • Assist in the production of ESIA reports, and Non-Technical Summaries

  • Analyse data effectively and carry out desk based studies when required

  • Assist with the planning and execution of baseline surveys

  • Assist with the definition of scopes of work for technical studies and review of the completed studies

  • Participate in team meetings and other meetings as and when required

  • Prioritise project actions and meet commitments on an on-going basis while taking ownership and responsibility for the quality and completion of work

  • Assist in the production of ESIA Work Plans, Survey Execution Plans and other Project Management documents as required

  • Keep up to date with relevant environmental legislation, policy and guidance

  • Research issues as part of the ESIA process and to provide ideas, solutions and expertise to the ESIA team

  • Support business development through assistance with the production of Expressions of Interest and tenders, and to continuously improve our service offering for our clients

  • Understand and comply with quality and health & safety requirements and ensure these are addressed throughout a project

Minimum Requirements

  • You will have experience in ESIA/ESHIA for international projects, preferably in the oil & gas and power sectors. This should include Scoping / Terms of Reference, ESIA, and Non-technical Summaries.

  • Some knowledge of the IFC standards and Equator Principles, and an ability to demonstrate some application of these standards to previous projects.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • You will have a good first degree and a second degree in an appropriate environmental, scientific or engineering discipline.

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. 226765BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Edinburgh - Apex, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - London, UK - London - Aldgate Tower, UK - London Wimbledon

Clearance Required 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.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
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