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Associate EIA Consultant

Location: Manchester
Company: AECOM
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United Kingdom - West Yorkshire, Leeds
Job Summary
We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal/ Associate EIA Consultant to join our Environmental & Sustainability (E&S) team in Northern England (options include York, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester) to manage and deliver environmental inputs to large scale rail infrastructure projects. 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, construction and scheme operation/ maintenance.
We're looking for individuals who are passionate about delivering effective environmental inputs and positively influencing the environmental performance of rail development projects. You must be able to demonstrate experience in managing multidisciplinary environmental inputs to complex and large scale rail 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 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 rail projects, including:
- HS2 (Phases 1 and 2)
- Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU)
- The Northumberland Line
- Other significant rail development projects to be progressed by Transport for the North
You will have the opportunity to work on projects that are transforming our infrastructure. Your role will include:
- Leading managing and coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs across a range of rail 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.
Minimum Requirements
- You will have experience and a passion for the rail sector and in developing sustainable transportation initiatives.
- 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.
Preferred Qualifications
- A degree in a relevant environmental discipline
- Appropriate professional membership - CEnv qualification preferred
- Experience of the DCO and/or 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 Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 245240BR
Additional Locations UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK - York - 16 Toft Green
Virtual: 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.
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