Renewables Lead - Environmental Planner/ Scientist / Engineer

  •  Join a global Fortune 500 Organisation based in Fortitude Valley, QLD
  • Environmental Planning, Assessment and Approvals | Consulting
  • AECOM offer flexible work options including flexible start/finish times

The Role

AECOM’s Environment Business in Brisbane has a unique opportunity for an experienced environmental or planning professional to join our Impact Assessment & Permitting (IAP) Team as a Renewables Lead.

Due to a strong pipeline of projects within the Renewables market we are looking for an experienced individual to provide technical supervision and leadership to our well-established planning and permitting team that holds a market leading position in State wind farm approvals and renewable energy projects.

This exciting role provides the opportunity to lead on high profile, challenging projects and foster the growth of our planning and approvals capability across the region. This role will see you working closely with scientists and engineers of varying disciplines, drafters and project administrators as well contractors external to the business.

Working with the high performing and well established team also gives you the potential to get involved in a number of other markets, including significant projects and opportunities in Mining, Transport, Power and Defence.

Utilising your excellent communication skills and existing networks, you will build positive relationships with peers, clients and stakeholders, both internal and external to the organisation. You will be actively involved in bid development and winning bid strategies, with business development and client relationship management in the renewable market a key focus for the role.

About You

Applicants for this role will have:

  • 12+ years’ relevant, professional experience
  • Knowledge of Queensland’s development application process and planning legislation
  • Work experience in renewables – Advantageous
  • Experience working across Transport / Defence / Mining markets – Advantageous


  • Tertiary qualifications in Town/Urban/Environmental Planning or Environmental Management/Science/Engineering (or similar) – Essential
  • Project management training/accreditation – Advantageous

Benefits at AECOM

  • The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises AECOM as taking a sophisticated, holistic approach to supporting women and men’s participation throughout our workplace.
  • We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.
  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part time and job share options;
  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices;
  • Paid parental and partner leave;
  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging;
  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers;
  • Wellbeing benefits eg. Vaccinations, health insurance discounts;
  • Employee stock purchase plans;
  • Study assistance;
  • Professional and technical development opportunities.
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