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9 months ago
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Environmental
Category: Design / Development Jobs
United Kingdom - Avon, Bristol - UK

Job Summary

Co-ordination of multidisciplinary teams to deliver EIA services to the power and transmission sectors.

Due to continued success in the power sector, AECOM have opportunities for Senior or Principal EIA consultants to join our team across the UK. You will be joining an established Environment and Planning team where you will a play key role in the management and delivery of projects including electricity transmission and interconnectors, renewables (onshore/offshore wind, solar and hydro power) as well as electricity storage. Our clients range from multi-national utilities to niche developers and include the likes of National Grid and Scottish Power Energy Networks.

The role will involve provision of environmental inputs throughout the development of projects - from due diligence, feasibility and routeing studies or option appraisals, to EIA and preparation of consent applications, as well as post planning and pre-construction/construction phase work. Candidates should have at least five years of experience in EIA, preferably in the power sector. You should have a background in environmental sciences or planning and be conversant with EIA and planning regulations and procedures. Experience of a range of consenting regimes e.g. Town and Country Planning Act, Electricity Act and/or the Planning Act would be advantageous.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities would include:


Management and coordination of multi-disciplinary project teams;


Management and monitoring of budgets and programmes;


Production of EIA Reports or Environmental Statements and other specialist reports;


Management of consent applications;


Business development with new and existing clients;


Tender and proposal preparation; and


Mentoring of junior staff.


Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies develop technical solutions to complex problems.


Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction.


Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area.


Conducts research and does investigation work as required.


Plans and organizes project studies.


Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures.


Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.


May oversee the work of less experienced scientists.

Minimum Requirements


Experience managing and coordinating environmental studies and EIAs for power sector projects.


An excellent understanding of EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation;


Excellent report writing, technical reviewing and communication skills – all with a keen attention to detail;


Excellent project management skills, including experience of programming, risk management, change control and budget/ financial management;


The ability to work as part of an established team, supervising members of staff as applicable; and


A willingness to travel within the UK, as well as internationally, according to project requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience commensurate with specified job responsibilities e.g. appropriate qualifications to BSc or MSc level and demonstrable track record in EIA.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 223131BR

Additional Locations UK - Cardiff

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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