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Associate Director - Environmental Scientist (Marine or Terrestrial)

AECOM Posted: 12/10/2021
Location: Perth, Australia Type:  Full Time
Disciplines:  Environmental Engineering
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Australia - Western Australia, Perth

Job Summary

Associate Director - Environmental Scientist
  • Join a close-knit team within a global organisation who are passionate about making the world a better place
  • Work on some of Australia and the world's most diverse, challenging and meaningful projects
  • Looking to grow your career? We have technical client or leadership focused career paths that are as dynamic as you

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 and manage projects that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people's lives.
This exciting new role will be based in Perth, but our environment team helps private and public sector clients across Australia and around the world by providing first class project delivery for their stakeholders while achieving compliance, promoting resilience and mitigating impacts and risks to our communities and natural environment.

The Role
As an Associate Director within the environmental team, you will play a key role in leading and inspiring our teams, enhancing client relationships whilst maintaining a strong focus on identifying and developing new business initiatives.
We are looking for highly experienced environmental professionals with either a terrestrial or marine background, as this role will provide an exceptional opportunity to work on a range of projects extending from high profile, technically complex major infrastructure to minor, yet strategically important, asset improvements across a full suite of industry sectors.

About You
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. You will be able to apply your technical experience to obtaining environmental approval for marine and terrestrial projects.
You will be part of a friendly and dedicated team comprising a diverse range of specialties: impact assessment, natural resources, contaminated land, marine studies and hydrogeology. Our team is renowned for delivering quality environmental impact assessment and advisory services for all phases of our clients' infrastructure projects from planning to construction.
With extensive environmental impact assessment experience 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 effectively managing resources, project deadlines and budgets. Candidates with both marine and terrestrial backgrounds and experience are encouraged to apply.
Highlights of your duties and responsibilities include:
  • Management and coordination of various EIA projects, including Native Vegetation Clearing Permits, Part IV approvals under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 , as well as mining approvals under the Mining Act 1978 including Mining Proposals and Mine Closure Plans.
  • All aspects of project management, including preparation of scope and cost estimates, financial and budgetary management, resource allocation and scheduling, health and safety management and engagement of subcontractors.
  • Authoring and peer review of high quality interpretative and technical deliverables, including proposal/tender preparation as required.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, liaison and management of clients, regulatory bodies, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Supervise, provide safety leadership and mentor/ develop junior staff.
  • Collaborate with the wider AECOM business on a range of projects requiring EIA advice, including major infrastructure developments.

Minimum Requirements
  • Have more than 12 years' demonstrated experience in a professional EIA consultancy setting, including demonstrated project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring project teams and providing technical support and leadership to junior staff.
  • Strong background in impact assessment and environmental approvals, including data gap analysis, technical studies, document preparation and regulator consultation.
  • Knowledge and experience of WA and Commonwealth regulatory frameworks, including application of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 , the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the Mining Act 1978.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with NOPSEMA is desirable.

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 Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251757BR
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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