Environmental Planner / Natural Resources Specialist

  • AECOM
  • Germantown, Maryland, USA
  • Aug 18, 2018
Full time Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced, creative, highly talented Natural Resources Specialist for immediate employment in the Germantown, MD office.

As one of the largest engineering, construction, and technical services firms on the planet, AECOM's more than 87,500 employees apply their talent and initiative on projects that reshape and improve the world's infrastructure, manage and modernize vital industries, improve the environment, and serve Government agencies in a variety of roles. Our DC Metro-Southeast Region is a center of excellence for a variety of environmental assessment, investigation, and survey services to Federal, State, and local government agencies; Fortune 500 corporations; and many manufacturing and commercial clients

AECOM is growing the Impact Assessment & Permitting Department in DC Metro. The department focuses on environmental impact assessment, regulatory compliance, natural resources management, cultural resources management, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, and environmental permitting. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience conducting natural resources related field surveys and assessments and preparing natural resources management plans, and other environmental permitting and compliance documentation. The qualified candidate will be able to demonstrate at least 2 years of progressively responsible work in providing these services.

The position reports to Germantown, MD. The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM NEPA and Impact Assessment & Permitting specialists across the US, and will have the resources of more than 3,500 regional staff available to assist in project delivery.

The qualified candidate will be able to demonstrate at least 5 years of progressively responsible work in providing NEPA compliance, natural resources management, and environmental permitting consulting services to Federal agencies and other public and private sector clients, as well as strong, positive relationships and reputation within these service area(s). The candidate will have worked on and managed small to large environmental projects of varying size across an array of geographies, and have demonstrated acumen for project management; scope, schedule, and budget control; and preparation of task order and major Federal proposals for these services.

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.

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

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

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

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

  • Provide technical support to the IAP Department and individual Project Managers, and support inter-discplinary business development activiites (cultural resources, natural resources and NEPA services).

  • Colloborate with other AECOM offices and the nationwide IAP Practice.

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

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, biology, ecology, natural resources, wetlands management, geology, planning, or an earth science-related field. Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years F/T work experience in related field, preferably NEPA consulting to the DoD and other Federal clients.

  • Strong experience with NEPA (and Natural/Cultural Resources Management), including ability to manage large and complex projects, interdisciplinary teams, and workload, as well as interface successfully with Clients.

  • High degree of self-motivation and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment. Demonstrated ability to manage projects and teams to scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Solid report writing and organizational skills.

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

  • Demonstrated proposal-writing skills, including major and minor Proposals.

  • 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 are required.

  • Position requires field work and candidate must be able to travel, and be fit for duty.

  • Self-motivated, driven, and hard working.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment.

  • Excellent and relevant references.

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent and advanced writing skills

  • Master’s degree in relevant field

  • 10+years industry experience

  • Project management experience

  • Proposal management experience

  • Professional certification(s) (e.g., AICP, CEP, PMP, CWB, PWS, PE, etc.).

  • Good working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and MS Project.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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