AECOM Principal Environmental Consultant in Leeds, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - North Yorkshire, York
With over 85,000 employees globally, AECOM is the largest environmental and engineering consultancy in the world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. In the UK our award winning environmental team comprises more than 900 environmental staff who work across all major engineering markets: power; oil, gas and chemicals; transportation; commercial and residential; education; governments; healthcare; industrial; leisure and hospitality; sports and venues; and water.
As a result of our continued success, we are seeking a Principal Consultant to join our Environment and Planning Team based in our York office. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the most highly rated EIA teams in the UK.
By joining our 80 plus Environment and Planning Team in the Midlands and North, we offer you the potential to be involved across a wide range of development projects, with a particular focus on infrastructure projects. You will provide environmental inputs across project lifecycles; from early strategy development, through feasibility, optioneering/ option selection, outline design, to detailed design and construction and scheme operation/ maintenance.
You will provide input to locally and nationally significant development schemes that are progressing through all types of consenting regimes (including Development Consent and Transport and Works Act Orders) working with high profile clients such as Network Rail, Highways England, National Grid, power companies, local authorities and many others.
A selection of our current and recent projects includes:
Transpennine Route Upgrade (Network Rail)
Various major highway development schemes (Highways England)
Various new power station developments
Power transmission commissions (National Grid)
HS2 Phase 2b (Lot 2 Leeds South) (HS2)
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.
Manage and coordinate multidisciplinary environmental inputs to a wide range of development projects, with a focus on infrastructure projects.
Manage and coordinate preparation of EIA screening and scoping reports and Environmental Statements, including the technical review of specialist chapters.
Liaise with clients and internal supply teams.
Work in partnership with other members of the Environmental Team, delegating activities to staff as applicable.
Work with design teams to ensure that environmental considerations are appropriately taken into account.
Staff mentoring and management duties.
Monitor and manage budgets.
Assist with business development activities and manage preparation of technical proposals.
A degree in a relevant environmental discipline.
Appropriate professional membership.
Experience commensurate with specified job responsibilities.
Experience managing and coordinating environmental commissions and EIAs for a wide range of development projects.
Experience of infrastructure projects including transportation, roads, thermal energy, renewable energy, port-related developments and electrical connections.
An excellent understanding of the EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation.
Excellent report writing, technical reviewing and communication skills – all with an attention to detail.
Excellent project management skills, including experience of programming, and budget/ financial management.
The ability to work as part of an established team, supervising members of staff as applicable.
Full driving licence and a willingness to travel.
We are looking for people who are excellent team players who have a proactive and positive attitude and who are willing contribute and lead important environmental commissions. These positions offer excellent career progression opportunities within an established, friendly and professional environmental team. Benefits include a highly competitive salary according to skills and experience, together with a wide range of associated employment benefits.
Experience of the DCO and TWAO consenting regimes.
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 Engineering - Environmental
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 219852BR
Additional Locations UK - Leeds
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.