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Principal Consultant – Industrial Health, Safety & Env Compliance


West Midlands, United Kingdom

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 is seeking a motivated industrial health and safety and environmental compliance specialist to technically manage and deliver national and international health and safety and environmental compliance projects across a wide range of industrial sectors, including food and beverage, manufacturing, chemicals, healthcare, and to work closely with AECOM’s high caliber clients to meet challenging expectations and develop long-term relationships. This is a senior role in a multi-award-winning, growing team and brings excellent opportunities for technical and commercial career development.

We are looking for an ambitious senior team player with strong development skills who wishes to assist in the development of innovative and cost effective solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding. The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team.

Our award-winning transaction and compliance advisory team comprises multiple disciplines working closely together in a supportive and collaborative manner to deliver a comprehensive range of services to our clients and has over thirty years’ experience in providing a wide range of environmental and health and safety-related consultancy advice.

Our UK EHS compliance assurance team, complemented by our European and global sister teams, are currently managing environment and health and safety compliance programmes for a wide range of multinationals, and have particular experience of providing compliance programmes in the paper and pulp, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors. We provide thorough compliance audits of complex industrial manufacturing facilities all the time aiming to deliver a positive and beneficial experience for the target facility and our corporate clients. We pride ourselves in taking a “real world” approach to compliance assessment and importantly towards identifying workable and affordable compliance recommendations which fit in with our clients’ business plans and objectives. Our team brings a strong knowledge of compliance and improvement issues from multiple industries and we aim to cross share good practices and lessons learned.

The compliance team often supports our transactions due diligence colleagues who have advised on single and multi-asset global portfolio deals across a wide range of sectors including food and beverage, large-scale manufacturing, oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceutical, petrochemicals, aviation, waste management, automotive and mining. In the last six years, AECOM has provided due diligence support to over £50 billion-worth of transactions and this vacancy provides an excellent opportunity to work on such due diligence projects.

Our UK team also includes experts in environmental permitting (delivering technically robust BAT assessments and cost benefit assessments to support IED derogation applications or address permit improvement conditions) and process safety (SEVESO compliance, DSEAR assessments, HAZIDs and HAZOPs). Further our team is closely supported by AECOM’s substantial industrial process engineering, business sustainability and structural engineering teams to provide our clients with truly holistic EHS and engineering support and mean that we have the ability not just to identify compliance issues, but to assess their cause and identify appropriate improvements to achieve compliance and performance improvements.

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:

Represent AECOM as the primary technical contact for health and safety compliance contracts and projects;

Be a primary author on health and safety compliance tender and project documents;

Manage AECOM’s potential liabilities and exposure through liaison with senior client representatives to scope proposals and deliver projects to agreed client and AECOM requirements;

Manage international health and safety and environmental compliance assessment programmes, coordinating international project teams to undertake consistent assessments and reporting regardless of location, and presenting regular progress updates and discussing project results with senior client representatives;

Responsible for managing and developing key long-term compliance client relationships including regular client feedback workshops and ensuring opportunities for improvement are identified and implemented;


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