Technical Director EIA - Nuclear Sector - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

AECOM’s UK Environment & Planning team is looking to recruit a number of strategic roles at Technical Director, Associate Director or Principal professionals to join our Environment & Planning team in the North West, South West and South East. The successful candidates would join the UK’s largest team of EIA practitioners and would be responsible for the technical direction, project management and leadership of Development Consent Orders and large scale EIA projects.

The successful candidate will have a track-record of successful project delivery, client account management, and business development. In particular, we are looking for an individual with experience in the nuclear sector, principally new build and decommissioning aspects of the sector to support AECOMs diverse backlog. Experience in preparation of EIAs and other associated environmental deliverables such as radiological permits and Environmental Management Plans to support such projects would be advantageous. Other experience is welcome from similar large scale infrastructure and AECOM is also currently advertising for transport infrastructure, power development, oil and gas and local government sector experience.

AECOM’s reputation in EIA is second to none and we are involved in some of UK’s most challenging and career defining infrastructure projects. We are looking for someone that will be able to take a both leadership and supporting roles within a vibrant and diverse team; helping us to continue to deliver a high quality service to existing clients and to expand our market share in established and new development sectors.

Our UK Environment & Planning business comprises over 200 people across approximately 20 offices. In the North West we have offices in Manchester, Altrincham, Warrington, Chesterfield and Westlakes. In the South West, our offices include Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, whilst in the South East, we have multiple offices covering Wimbledon, London, Peterborough, St Albans and Croydon. We have over 100 EIA practitioners and large teams of environmental specialists covering the full suite of technical disciplines such as acoustics, air quality, ecology, heritage etc. as well as Town Planners, Sustainability Specialists and experts in health, equalities and climate change.

We provide support to clients at all stages of the development process, including feasibility, optioneering, promotion through planning and project implementation. Our EIA work covers a range of planning regimes, including Town and Country Planning applications, EIA Nuclear Decommissioning Regulations and Development Consent Orders.

Our EIA teams often work very closely with our engineering and design colleagues, who are delivering the sort of exciting projects you would expect from a global environmental and engineering consultancy with a reputation for developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.

We have an enviable client base within the nuclear industry which includes all of the major property developers operating in across the UK with both new build and decommissioning projects at all phases of development.

The following provides a sample of our recent and current projects:

  • Moorside DCO - EIA Lead

  • Sizewell – Air Quality & Permitting Lead

  • Hinkley Point C – Earthworks and Construction Lead

  • Wlfya – Transport Infrastructure Lead

  • Magnox – Winfrith Decommissioning EIA Lead

  • NDA – Policy and Research Lead

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake the following illustrative roles and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the delivery of EIAs for a number of nuclear sector projects and other opportunities, providing technical oversight and lead direction for our technical teams

  • Lead the preparation of major project bids and business development, including client account management within all aspects of the sector

  • Demonstrate leadership in quality, innovation and health & safety

  • Provide staff mentoring and assist with team leadership

  • Be a key interface with other senior individuals elsewhere within AECOM also involved with the delivery of nuclear sector projects

  • Help with business strategy development for the UK Environment and Planning Team and to lead on certain sales and marketing initiatives especially within the Nuclear Sector

  • Technically review EIA Chapters, and Non-Technical Summaries as well as technical oversight of secondary consents, permits and licenses and other environmental deliverables

Minimum Requirements

  • Previous experience in EIA and Environmental Management within the Nuclear Sector

  • Experience in project direction/management and financial management of major projects

  • A track-record of work winning and successful client account management

  • Highly motivated and able to work with limited direction

  • Effective and persuasive leadership skills

  • Excellent communication and networking skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • You will have a good first degree and a second degree in an appropriate environmental discipline.

  • You will have chartered status with a relevant professional body.

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 Planning

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 213282BR

Clearance Required 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.