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Senior Environmental Consultant


Leeds, United Kingdom

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. 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
With over 85,000 employees globally, AECOM is the largest environmental and engineering consultancy in the world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. In the UK our award winning environmental team comprises more than 900 environmental staff who work across all major engineering markets: power; oil, gas and chemicals; transportation; commercial and residential; education; governments; healthcare; industrial; leisure and hospitality; sports and venues; and water.

As a result of our continued success, we are seeking a Senior Consultant to join our established Environment and Planning Team based in our Leeds office. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of our most highly rated EIA teams in the UK.

You will provide input to locally and nationally significant development schemes that are progressing through all types of consenting regimes (including Development Consent Orders), working with high profile power companies, Highways England, Network Rail, Shell , local authorities and many others.

A selection of our current and recent projects includes:
Two confidential new power station developments (north east England)
Eggborough CCGT (Eggborough Power Limited)
Viking Link HVDC Electricity Link (National Grid)
North Wales Grid Connection (National Grid)
Green Port Hull (Associated British Ports)
Infinity Park (Derby City Council)

Job Responsibilities:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job / Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:
Manage and coordinate multidisciplinary environmental inputs to a wide range of development projects;
Manage and coordinate preparation of EIA screening and scoping activities, Environmental Statements including the technical review of specialist chapters;
Liaise with clients and internal supply teams;
Work in partnership with other members of the Environmental Team (both within Leeds and across the UK), delegating activities to staff as applicable;
Work with design teams to ensure that environmental considerations are appropriately taken into account;
Monitor and manage budgets; and
Assist with business development activities and manage preparation of technical proposals.

Minimum Requirements
A degree in a relevant environmental discipline;
Post-graduate degree an advantage;
Appropriate professional membership – CEnv an advantage
Experience commensurate with specified job responsibilities;
Experience managing and coordinating environmental commissions and EIAs for a wide range of development projects. Work in transportation, renewable energy, port-related developments and electrical connections would be a distinct advantage;
An excellent understanding of the EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation;
Excellent report writing, technical reviewing and communication skills – all with an attention to detail;
Excellent project management skills, including experience of programming, and budget/ financial management;
The ability to work as part of an established team, supervising members of staff as applicable; and
Full driving licence and a willingness to travel.

Preferred Qualifications
A degree in a relevant environmental discipline;
Post-graduate degree an advantage;
Appropriate professional membership – CEnv an advantage.

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.

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