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Principal Consultant, EHS Compliance and Due Diligence


Birmingham, United Kingdom

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Environment
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary AECOM are currently looking to recruit an experienced environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance and due diligence consultant to play a key role in delivering our EHS compliance and due diligence service offering.

You would be expected to lead and support a range of EHS compliance and due diligence consultancy projects, based primarily in the UK but with the potential to support overseas projects as required, delivering high quality reports and presentations to industrial clients, financial and legal clients and government agencies.

Core accountabilities will include;
Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require regular use of scientific principles and application of past experience;
To lead specific tasks and objectives by guiding the completion of major programmes typically in a project leadership or director role;
Represent AECOM as the primary technical contact for contracts and projects, and coordinate with other organisations as necessary;
Proactively raise the profile of the EHS compliance and due diligence service to external (Client) and internal (other AECOM teams and sectors) markets;
Proactively embrace, promote and help to consolidate the concept of holistic compliance and due diligence service, incorporating the significant talent and experience available within AECOM;
Being the primary author or lead reviewer on major tender and project documents;
Manage and mentor less senior members of staff;

You should be experienced in planning and leading business development initiatives including independently developing clients and working with colleagues in similar and other technical teams to develop long-term, repeat business client relationships and secure requests for compliance and due diligence work, whilst cross-selling AECOM’s complementary services and meeting sales targets and business development objectives.

There will be a requirement for UK travel to engage with our EHS and Remediation team, together with occasional travel abroad, with occasional short-term away from home work as AECOM’s or our Clients’ needs demand.

Minimum Requirements To be successful in this role we're looking for candidates with the following:

Extensive knowledge of applicable national and European EHS legislation and good practices, including the ability to recognise and cross-apply good practice examples and opportunities.
Ability to quickly assess potential issues and identify whether these may be “material” in the context of the wider due diligence or compliance assessment, typically within 24 hours or less of identification of those issues.
High level of commercial awareness regarding the transactions due diligence process and the ability to recognise appropriate, commercially practicable solutions/recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications NEBOSH DIPLOMA would be preferred but is not essential.
Chartered Membership of a recognised and relevant professional organisation is preferable

What We Offer AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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