AECOM Associate Director - EIA in Manchester, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - London, London
We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal/ Associate EIA Consultant to join our Environmental & Sustainability (E&S) team across the UK to manage and deliver environmental inputs to large scale energy, transmission and distribution infrastructure projects. You will provide environmental inputs across all parts of the project lifecycle; from early strategy development, through feasibility, option appraisal, EIA, outline to detailed design, discharging of consents, construction and scheme operation/ maintenance.
We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about delivering effective environmental solutions and positively influencing major energy infrastructure projects. You must be able to demonstrate experience in managing multidisciplinary environmental inputs to complex projects, working closely with design engineers to identify and mitigate potential environmental effects, engaging and consulting across a wide range of audiences, as well as effectively managing resources, programmes 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 projects spanning electricity transmission, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage including:
Eastern Link 1 and 2
Zero Carbon Humber
Net Zero Teeside
Other significant energy development projects to be instructed and progressing across the UK
You will have the opportunity to work on projects that are transforming the country’s infrastructure as we support our clients in delivering net zero.
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.
You will have experience and a passion for the major infrastructure sector and in developing sustainable energy systems.
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.
A degree in a relevant environmental discipline
Appropriate professional membership - CEnv qualification preferred
Experience of the DCO/Section 36/DNS 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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW
- way of working. 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 Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 247280BR
Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow Citypoint, UK - Leeds, UK - Liverpool, Merchants Court, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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.