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Principal Air Quality Consultant


Croydon, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Our Air Quality team is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Air Quality Consultant to complement and enhance an established UK team. This position has responsibility for technical leadership and significant business development responsibilities. This post offers excellent career opportunities in a large, friendly and well established team supporting one of the world's largest integrated engineering, construction and technical services organisations. The team numbers over 30 full-time air quality specialists in the UK with over 500 practitioners worldwide.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding and knowledge of the air quality outlook, have the ability to work well in a team and have excellent communication and report writing skills. Particular experience of delivering highways air quality assessments using Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and WebTAG approaches is essential.

Our UK team of air quality specialists delivers a range of exciting and varied projects across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa region. We work in multi-disciplinary teams delivering solutions to a broad base of client sectors including development, energy, oil and gas, water, government and transportation. There are opportunities to support our clients not only through EIA and planning related services but through the full spectrum of project life services including monitoring, due diligence, occupational exposure assessments, risk management, emissions monitoring and the drafting of good practice guidance.

Our clients are from the private and public sector and our leading UK clients include Highways England, Thames Water, Kuwait Oil Company and numerous Local Authorities, as well as leading UK contractors and developers.

We have an impressive portfolio of major national and international infrastructure projects. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:
Development and Implementation of a Regulatory Air Compliance Management Program for Kuwait Oil Company
Air quality and odour chapter for the Environmental Statement for Thames Tideway Tunnel
Baseline, early works and construction monitoring for Thames Tideway Tunnel
Air quality assessment for Highways England for the Smart Motorway Programme
Air quality assessments for numerous developments as part of the London Olympic Legacy
Air quality assessments for some of the most prestigious developments in Central London
Assessment of the impact of air quality from the new Gabon International Airport
Air quality assessment of Phases 1 and 2 of HS2.

Job Duties:
Technical and commercial leadership
Business development and innovation
Undertaking air quality impact assessments of developments, roads and industrial facilities
Use of dispersion modelling to predict air quality impacts
Undertaking and / or managing ambient and workplace monitoring studies
You will have strong development skills and have the ability to develop and manage the work of others – working in terms is vital to working in AECOM Air Quality
Have the technical ability, knowledge and competence to provide guidance to teach and develop junior staff.
Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary design team.
Establishing strong working relationships with other internal teams, particularly within AECOM’s transportation division
Business development with internal and external clients
Responsibility for developing health and safety risk assessments for site work to ensure personal and team safety.

Minimum Requirements

Experience completing air quality assessments for road schemes, residential and commercial developments, LAQM studies.
Permitting and compliance for industrial facilities would be beneficial
You will able to demonstrate a detailed understanding and knowledge of the air quality outlook.
You will have previous work experience in a similar role and be enthusiastic with excellent report writing skills.
You will have extensive dispersion modelling experience
You will have a good understanding of ambient air quality monitoring
You should be able to demonstrate GIS or programming skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Full, clean driving licence

Preferred Qualifications

Degree level in a numerical science, and ideally a postgraduate qualification
Full membership of a relevant professional body or certificate of successful completion of professional training, such as MIAQM, BOHS, STA, MCERTS would also be of interest as evidence of relevant experience.

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.


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