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Senior Minerals & Waste Planner


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AECOM is a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world's most complex challenges.

Delivering clean water and energy. Building iconic skyscrapers. Planning new cities. Restoring damaged environments. Connecting people and economies with roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems. Designing parks where children play. Helping governments maintain stability and security.

AECOM connect expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes. Worldwide, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programs that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people's lives.

We enjoy what we do at AECOM. We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We’ll provide you with support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed.

AECOM is a top ten UK Planning consultancy by size, employing around 70 Chartered or Licentiate Planners, practicing in all areas of the discipline. AECOM is a worldwide leader in environmental and engineering consultancy and working as a planning consultant within AECOM means access to some of the most high profile and prestigious development projects in the UK, working with colleagues operating at the cutting edge of their disciplines as part of one of the largest UK environmental consultancies.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Minerals and Waste Planner to join our existing Minerals and Waste team which comprises specialist planners and environmental managers – the new team member would ideally be based in Chesterfield, although our Nottingham, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Birmingham and Altrincham offices are also options

Examples of current and recent clients includes:

Aggregates industrial Sands and Brick Waste Management










Unconventional Oil and Gas




As a Senior Minerals and Waste Planner, you will assist with the delivery of a wide variety of planning and environmental consultancy services in relation to minerals and waste management developments. This includes the preparation of planning applications, negotiation of conditions/ agreements, EIA and environmental appraisals, assessment of alternatives, development plan representations, enforcement work, mineral safeguarding, stakeholder consultations, public exhibitions and information, site selection, appraisal and promotion, development feasibility, design and appeals.

We are looking for creative and highly motivated team players who would like the fantastic opportunity to further their career, gaining valuable experience to be part of exciting projects on a local and national level within an established consultancy. You will be joining a great team, you will have an interesting and diverse workload and you will be given the opportunity to make the most of your abilities.

  • Assist with the delivery of technical planning and environmental outputs as referred to above.

  • Liaise with clients, internal specialist environmental and design teams and, where necessary, sub-contractors.

  • Work in partnership with other members of the Environment and Planning team (both within the home office and across the UK), delegating activities to staff as applicable.

  • Assist with the monitoring and management of project budgets.

  • Assist with business development initiatives and preparation of technical and fee proposals.

Participating in internal and external meetings.

Minimum Requirements

  • A degree in a relevant discipline.

  • Relevant post-graduate degree an advantage.

  • Recent and relevant experience in minerals and waste management planning.

  • The ideal candidate will be a planner who specialises in minerals and waste management with planning and EIA experience, with around 5 years of post-qualification experience, including work in either industry or consultancy (or both).

  • Full Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or an equivalent professional town planning organisation or working towards chartership.

  • Excellent report writing and oral communication skills, commercial awareness.

  • Able to work on own initiative and under pressure.

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Project.

  • Sound knowledge of UK planning policy and legislation and, preferably a working knowledge of EIA legislation.

  • Client focused with good interpersonal skills and collaborative working approach with a high level of commitment to quality.

  • Full current driving licence.

  • Excellent team player who has a proactive and positive attitude and someone who is willing and able to assist delivery of our minerals and waste management planning and EIA services that we provide to our private and public sector clients. This position is within an established, friendly and professional team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working in collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Identifying, evaluating and managing planning risk.

  • Identifying and evaluating alternatives.

  • Management of EIAs.

  • Input to successful commercial tenders.

  • Multi-disciplinary consultancy.

  • Project management.

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.

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