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Principal Environmental Scientist / Planner

Location: Canberra Region
Company: AECOM
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Job Summary
At AECOM, we tailor the position description to work for you and your priorities - we believe in creating an environment where you can be your best self, thus t his opportunity is open to full time or part time employment.
Our Canberra team is growing! As a result of strong project pipeline, and with an increase in our long-term major projects across the ACT and NSW, AECOM's Environmental group in Canberra has an opportunity for a 'Principal Environmental Planner / Scientist' with experience in Impact Assessment, to join our team.
Our environment team comprises a diverse range of specialties: including impact assessment, climate change resilience, communications, heritage, contaminated land and construction environmental management. We are renowned for delivering best practice environmental impact assessment and strategic advisory services for all phases of our clients' infrastructure projects from strategic business case, planning approvals, through construction to operation.
The Role
You will play a key role in leading project teams and managing successful delivery with our clients, developing and enhancing internal and external relationships while maintaining a focus on business development opportunities.
This role will provide an excellent opportunity for you to lead and coordinate 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 (public transport, active transport (cycleways), road, heavy/light rail, marine)
- Renewable energy (solar, wind, biofuels, battery)
- Water utilities
- Power
- Defence
- Social infrastructure
- Urban renewal, placemaking and activation precincts
- Mining
- Oil and gas and industry
Minimum Requirements
As a 'Principal Environmental Planner / Scientist', you will be engaged, and excited by project delivery and the successful integration of varied specialist and multi-disciplinary stakeholders.
Ideally you will:
- Have strong environmental impact assessment experience across a number of market sectors and a good industry reputation.
- Utilise your project management/coordination skills, commercial acumen and emotional intelligence to develop and maintain positive peer and client relationships, and effectively manage resources, timelines, quality and budgets.
- Be a strong team player, influencer, and most importantly, a real collaborator.
- Be a good communicator with proven technical knowledge and a strong client focus.
Preferred Qualifications
- A bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science, environmental planning, town planning and/or environmental engineering.
- A professional member of relevant professional body
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
Job Category Engineering - Environmental
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country Australia
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 269405BR
Virtual: 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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