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AECOM Associate Director EIA in Manchester, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

Are you passionate about improving the environmental performance of infrastructure development projects? If so, we’d love to hear from you at AECOM.

We are recruiting experienced Associate Environmental Consultants across the UK and Republic of Ireland to join our diverse Environment & Sustainability business that comprises over 690 staff.

As we are a national team, we are flexible in terms of office location – this includes offices in Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Chesterfield, Croydon, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Aldgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, St Albans and York.

We would welcome interest from candidates looking for either a part-time or full-time position.

As an Associate Environmental Consultant you’ll lead and coordinate environmental inputs to large-scale development projects that are transforming our infrastructure, such as:

  • Power generation projects, including those that include carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and renewables (including solar and offshore)

  • Power distribution and transmission projects (including international connectors)

  • Strategic national and regional rail projects

  • Highway improvements and greenway projects

  • Regeneration projects, including portside developments

  • Developments within the ecommerce, minerals and waste, water, defence, aviation, commercial/ residential and industrial sectors

This role means that you’ll lead environmental inputs across all project life stages, from early strategy development and site identification studies, through feasibility, optioneering/ option selection, outline design, to detailed design, discharging of conditions, construction, and scheme operation/ maintenance. You will have the opportunity to work across a portfolio of development projects covering multiple consenting regimes (DCO, TCPA, TWA, hybrid Bill etc.).

You will work daily with technical experts within our established Environmental Impact team. We are a founding member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) EIA Quality Mark, whilst everything we do aligns with our environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy.

Your role will include:

  • Leading and managing multidisciplinary environmental inputs across a wide range of projects, supporting projects to gain development consent

  • Leading and managing the preparation of screening and scoping reports, environmental assessments, Environmental Statements, Environmental Management Plans (including the technical review of specialist technical inputs)

  • Working in partnership with members of our technical environmental teams

  • Liaising with clients and internal supply teams

  • Working as part of integrated design teams to identify environmental constraints, avoid impacts and develop solutions in accordance with the mitigation hierarchy, as well as delivering benefits where possible

  • Managing resources and budgets (with support as applicable)

  • Leading business development opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal development

  • Promoting AECOM’s environmental services to both internal and external audiences

  • Mentoring junior colleagues

To apply for this will role, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate interest and experience of coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs to infrastructure development projects. You should also have:

  • Proven experience of successfully managing EIA projects (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation

  • Confidence when engaging with a wide variety of stakeholder groups

  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of an established team, coordinating inputs from specialist technical teams

  • Excellent verbal and report writing skills, including technical reviewing with an eye for detail

  • Project management skills, including staff resource management and budget management

  • Willingness to travel to clients offices


  • A degree in a relevant environmental discipline (preferably a Masters degree) and an appropriate profession

The following would be a bonus:

  • Chartered Environmentalist status

  • Interest in line management duties and staff mentoring

  • Experience of the DCO and/ or TWAO consenting regimes

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10060720

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid