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Senior Environmental Planner/NEPA Project Manager


Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

AECOM is actively growing the East Region Environmental Planning & Permitting (EPP) practice and is seeking a creative, highly talented Senior NEPA Project Manager within the Mid-Atlantic Environmental Planning & Permitting Department. The successful candidate will have experience overseeing NEPA projects for various federal clients. The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM EPP specialists across the US to assist in project delivery.

For this opportunity, we will consider candidates in any of our Mid-Atlantic Regional offices including, but not limited to, the following: Germantown, MD; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Conshohocken, PA; Mechanicsburg, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Arlington, VA; Glen Allen, VA; and Norfolk, VA.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and perform consulting projects to scope, schedule, and budget, learning and applying AECOM’s project management systems and software. The candidate will accelerate through AECOM’s in-house Project Management certification program within the first year of employment.

  • Serve as an interface with clients and regulatory personnel on complex projects and through business development initiatives.

  • Serve as a mentor to junior and mid-level staff.

  • Coordinate, manage, and direct project field and data collection efforts.

  • Perform client visits and field activities that require work outside the office and overnight travel.

  • Develop, manage, and deliver business strategy and tactics, high-quality proposals, interdisciplinary teams, and documents and report deliverables.

  • Proactively enforce a culture of producing high-quality work and the importance of Heath & Safety within the team.

  • Provide technical support to the EPP Department and individual Project Managers, and support inter-disciplinary business development activities.

  • Collaborate with other AECOM offices, practices, and business lines.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS + 8 years of experience of demonstrated equivalency of experience and / or education.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Natural resources, or an earth science-related field

  • 8+ years of experience managing projects and teams to scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Valid Driver’s License and as a condition of employment must be able to pass AECOM’s Motor Vehicle Records review.

  • Due to the nature of work US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field

  • 10+ years industry experience, preferably with NEPA consulting for the Department of Defense (DoD) or other Federal clients.

  • Specific and established experience in providing NEPA consulting services to Federal clients in multiple locations

  • Existing, mature, and tested Client relationships with an ability to generate new work for the Team, Office, and Company

  • Experience with regulator and stakeholder negotiations

  • Strong experience with NEPA, including ability to manage projects, interdisciplinary teams, and workload, as well as interface successfully with Clients.

  • Thorough working knowledge of CWA, ESA, NHPA, NEPA, FERC, and other federal, state, and local regulations

  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment.

  • Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written (writing sample required)

  • Strong working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point

  • Organizational management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work.

  • Self-motivated, driven, and hard working

  • Demonstrated proposal writing skills, including major (SF330) and minor (Task Order) Proposals

  • Demonstrated ability to market and win work successfully and effectively.

  • Ability to assist in the development of a successful Federal Environmental Planning market practice, resourced for delivery by existing AECOM assets.

  • Experience in team management and scheduling of staff and resources to ensure on time and on budget project delivery.

  • PMP or other project management certification is a plus; candidate will be required to complete AECOM Project Management Certification.

  • Occasional overnight travel required.

  • Excellent and relevant references

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

Offered rate of compensation (Virginia) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is: $80,000 – $140,000.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10100611

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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