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Associate Director EIA

Location: Basingstoke
Company: AECOM
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Job Summary
At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.
We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
Are you passionate about helping to resolve the UK's energy challenges? If so, there's a great job waiting for you at AECOM.
We're looking for Principal and Associate EIA Consultants specialising in the energy sector to join our Environment & Sustainability business that has over 650 staff working across the UK. The location for this role is flexible, but ideally based in one of our main offices in London (Aldgate), Basingstoke, Bristol, Birmingham, Chesterfield, Croydon, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Plymouth or St Albans. However, do get in touch if this does not work for you because, for the right candidate, we'll explore other options.
You will provide support and input to our portfolio of high-profile energy projects, including power generation with carbon capture, the emerging hydrogen sector, large scale solar, wind, power transmission (including international interconnectors), as well as nuclear new build and nuclear decontamination projects. You will have the opportunity to work on projects that are transforming our energy systems and helping the UK to deliver its net zero ambitions.
You'll 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.
To apply for this will role, you'll need to be able to demonstrate experience in managing multidisciplinary environmental inputs across a range of energy projects. You'll have worked 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.
Your role will include:
- Managing and coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs across a range of energy projects, with a focus on the management of EIAs in support of gaining development consent
- 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
- Working collaboratively with design teams to ensure environmental considerations are appropriately taken into account, as well as developing sustainable initiatives
- Working in partnership with other members of the wider business
- Managing resources, delegating activities, monitoring and managing project budgets (with support as applicable)
- Leading and supporting business opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal development
- Promoting AECOM's environmental services to both internal and external audiences.
- Generally requires multi-disciplinary knowledge.
- Makes recommendations on work methods and procedures and technical innovations by devising practical and economical solutions to problems in own discipline.
- Makes recommendations on research requests, objectives, priorities, and timing.
- Assess need for change and recommends development of standards.
- Assess work against standards, objectives and specifications.
- Utilises advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies when working on unusually complex technical problems.
- Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
- Develops solutions which are highly innovative. Assignments are often self-initiated. Acts as advisor to management and clients. Oversees the work of less experienced scientists.
Minimum Requirements
Requirements:
You'll have:
- Experience of providing consultancy services to the energy sector
- An excellent understanding of the EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation
- A detailed understanding of relevant consenting and licensing regimes
- Confidence when engaging with a wide variety of stakeholder groups
- The ability to work collaboratively as part of an established team, coordinating inputs from a specialist technical teams
- Excellent verbal and report writing skills, including technical reviewing
- Project management skills, including programming, staff resource management, and budget management
- A degree in a relevant environmental discipline and an appropriate professional membership
- Willingness to travel
Preferred Qualifications
- CEnv qualification
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
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.
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. 266554BR
Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Bedford, UK - Belfast - Clarence West, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Chesterfield, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Liverpool, Merchants Court, UK - London - Aldgate Tower, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK - Nottingham Regan Way, UK - Plymouth - Plumer House, UK - St. Albans, 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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