Principal Environmental Scientist - Impact Assessment


Australia - New South Wales, Sydney - AU

Job Summary

Put your innovative thinking, technical excellence and passion for the environment into high gear. When you join a company that’s building a better world, your opportunities are unlimited. At AECOM, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives. Every day our team explores new possibilities for a better world. Cleaner transportation. Healthier environments. Resilient cities. Connected communities.

Our Environment Team helps private and public sector clients in Sydney, Australia and around the world deliver for their stakeholders while achieving compliance, promoting resilience and mitigating impacts and risks to our communities and natural environment.

You will be part of a close-knit, high performing team comprising a diverse range of specialties: resilience, communications, heritage, impact assessment, contaminated land and construction environmental management. Our team is renowned for delivering best practice environmental impact assessment and strategic advisory services for all phases of our clients' infrastructure projects from business case, planning, through construction to operation.

You will play a key role in leading project teams and managing successful delivery for our clients, developing and enhancing relationships whilst maintaining a focus on business development opportunities.

This role will provide an exceptional opportunity to work on a range of projects extending from high profile, technically complex major infrastructure, in both urban and regional contexts, to strategically important asset improvements across a full suite of sectors including:

  • Transport (airport, road, heavy/light rail, marine)
  • Renewable energy
  • Water utilities
  • Power and industrial
  • Defence
  • Social infrastructure
  • Urban renewal and activation precincts
  • Oil and gas

Minimum Requirements

With strong environmental advisory and impact assessment experience across a number of market sectors, an excellent industry reputation, and a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science, environmental planning and/or environmental engineering, you will be utilising your strong commercial acumen and emotional intelligence to develop and maintain positive relationships to enhance client retention and growth, while drawing on your skills in effectively managing resources, timelines, quality and budgets.

You are a strong project manager, influencer, and most importantly, a real collaborator. You will utilise your excellent leadership and management skills, open communication and proven technical knowledge whilst maintaining a strong client focus.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science, environmental planning and/or environmental engineering

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.


Australia - New South Wales, Sydney - AU

Job Summary

Put your innovative thinking, technical excellence and passion for the environment into high gear. When you join a company that’s building a better world, your opportunities are unlimited. At AECOM, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives. Every day our team explores new possibilities for a better world. Cleaner transportation. Healthier environments. Resilient cities. Connected communities.

Our Environment Team helps private and public sector clients in Sydney, Australia and around the world deliver for their stakeholders while achieving compliance, promoting resilience and mitigating impacts and risks to our communities and natural environment.

You will be part of a close-knit, high performing team comprising a diverse range of specialties: resilience, communications, heritage, impact assessment, contaminated land and construction environmental management. Our team is renowned for delivering best practice environmental impact assessment and strategic advisory services for all phases of our clients' infrastructure projects from business case, planning, through construction to operation.

You will play a key role in leading project teams and managing successful delivery for our clients, developing and enhancing relationships whilst maintaining a focus on business development opportunities.

This role will provide an exceptional opportunity to work on a range of projects extending from high profile, technically complex major infrastructure, in both urban and regional contexts, to strategically important asset improvements across a full suite of sectors including:

  • Transport (airport, road, heavy/light rail, marine)
  • Renewable energy
  • Water utilities
  • Power and industrial
  • Defence
  • Social infrastructure
  • Urban renewal and activation precincts
  • Oil and gas

Minimum Requirements

With strong environmental advisory and impact assessment experience across a number of market sectors, an excellent industry reputation, and a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science, environmental planning and/or environmental engineering, you will be utilising your strong commercial acumen and emotional intelligence to develop and maintain positive relationships to enhance client retention and growth, while drawing on your skills in effectively managing resources, timelines, quality and budgets.

You are a strong project manager, influencer, and most importantly, a real collaborator. You will utilise your excellent leadership and management skills, open communication and proven technical knowledge whilst maintaining a strong client focus.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science, environmental planning and/or environmental engineering

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.

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