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Senior EIA Consultant


Plymouth, United Kingdom

AECOM’s UK Environment & Planning team is looking to recruit a senior EIA professional to join our Plymouth team. The successful candidate will have a track-record of successful project delivery, client management and business development. In particular, we are looking for an individual with experience in highways and infrastructure projects, though additional experience in other sectors (e.g urban regeneration) would be beneficial.

AECOM’s reputation in EIA is second to none and we are involved in some of UK’s most challenging and career defining infrastructure projects. We are the leading EIA consultant in the UK and have an unrivalled track record delivering projects within the south west.

We are looking for someone that will be able to take a senior role within a vibrant and diverse team; helping us to continue to deliver a high quality service to existing clients and to expand our market share in established and new development sectors.

Our UK Environment & Planning business comprises over 200 people across approximately 20 offices. In the south and southwest we have Plymouth, Bristol (*2) and Basingstoke offices. We have over 100 EIA practitioners and large teams of environmental specialists covering the full suite of technical disciplines such as acoustics, air quality, ecology, heritage etc. as well as Town Planners, Sustainability Specialists and experts in health, equalities and climate change.

We provide support to clients at all stages of the development process, including feasibility, optioneering, promotion through planning and project implementation. Our EIA work covers a range of planning regimes, including Town and Country Planning applications, Transport & Works Act Orders and Development Consent Orders.

Our EIA teams often work very closely with our engineering and design colleagues, who are delivering the sort of exciting projects you would expect from a global environmental and engineering consultancy with a reputation for developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.

We have an enviable client base which includes private and public sector clients.

The following provides a sample of our recent and current projects:

• A303 Stonehenge EIA and DCO

• HS2 Phase 1 construction and Phase 2 EIA

• Bank Station Capacity Upgrade

• CORMAC Framework

• Thames Tideway Tunnel - Pre and post DCO support

• EA WEM Secondments

• Sizewell C DCO

• Shah Deniz 3 ESIA

• Wales & Borders Project

Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake the following illustrative roles and responsibilities:

Manage the technical and financial delivery of EIA projects on a day-to-day basis to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and to the highest standard

Manage and deliver project documents including Scoping Reports, and related technical studies, under the guidance of our experienced Project Directors.

Analyse data effectively and carry out desk based studies and site visits when required

Produce Environmental Statement (ES) Chapters, and Non-Technical Summaries

Manage technical specialists in the preparation of ESs.

Chair or participate in team meetings, client briefs and other meetings as and when required.

Prioritise project actions and meet commitments on an on-going basis while taking ownership and responsibility for the quality and completion of work

Keep up to date and brief the team with relevant environmental and EIA legislation/policy/guidance

Manage and mentor sub consultants and more junior staff

Contribute to work wining activities and client account management to continuously improve our service offering for our clients through business development initiatives

Understand and lead by example in quality, innovation and health & safety and ensure these are addressed throughout a project

Support in delivering business strategy development for the wider south of England Environment and Planning Team

Minimum Requirements

Experience in EIA and Environmental Management

Experience in project management of highways EIA projects

A track-record of successful client management

Highly motivated and able to work with limited direction

Excellent communication and networking skills

Preferred Qualifications

• You will have a good first degree and a second degree in an appropriate environmental discipline.

• You will have chartered status with a relevant professional body or demonstrate you are working towards this status.

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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