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AECOM Senior Environmental Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois

United States of America - Minnesota, Minneapolis

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an Environmental Senior Project Manager specializing in the assessment and permitting of energy facilities, with a focus on renewable energy, electric transmission, other energy generation facilities, and intrastate and interstate pipelines for immediate employment within our Upper Midwest area. The primary work location is Minneapolis, MN, but with AECOM offices throughout the Midwest and Rockies, we will consider excellent candidates interested in our other office locations (i.e Chicago). The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM specialists across the US, and will have the staff resources from across the Rockies and Midwest extending from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada available to assist in project delivery.

Job responsibilities and duties include but aren't limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the overall management administration to project and assists in establishing project specific objectives and policies.

  • Provides management and guidance to subordinate managers, enforces company and project policies, and a primary liaison between AECOM and client interface.

  • Oversees and ensures all facets of the project are constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule through subordinate managers and supervisors.

  • Responsible for administering the project from budgeting/schedule stage through procurement and contract closeout. Position has significant profit/loss responsibility for assigned project.

About AECOM

At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

DCS—Environment

  • AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government — delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle — from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

  • Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Environmental Science, Biology, Environmental Planning, Natural/Biological Resource Management or other related field + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years full time work experience successfully supporting environmental impact analysis documents and associated technical studies, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance, avian and bat studies, natural resources surveys, Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting, and/or Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA)

  • Strong, current and recent experience with renewable energy development companies, electric transmission developers, utilities, pipeline operating companies, and other energy companies

  • Demonstrated leadership in proposal development and successful pursuit of competitive bids

  • Knowledge of Minnesota and other state public utility commission (PUC) requirements and related experience with wind and solar siting, transmission line routing, and preparing PUC applications

  • Experience with environmental permitting, NEPA, relevant environmental regulations and processes, and related environmental considerations

  • Demonstrated ability to manage environmental planning projects, including client interaction, schedule and budget controls, and invoicing

  • Master’s degree in relevant field

  • 15+ years full time work experience in related field, focused on PUC siting, environmental permitting, NEPA compliance, natural resources management, and/or cultural resources management consulting industry

  • Strong experience with client relationship building and leading and delivering environmental permitting services, including ability to manage projects, interdisciplinary teams, and workload, as well as interface with clients

  • Established agency and client relationships with ability to market and win work successfully and effectively for the team, office and region as related to the renewable energy, electric transmission, utility, and other energy sectors

  • Experience providing testimony in support of Minnesota or other state PUC siting applications.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced consulting environment, managing and mentoring staff

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

  • Organizational management skills and ability to delegate, multi-task and perform detail-oriented work

  • Position requires that the candidate must be able to travel for agency/client meetings as well as field work kick-off and auditing as required

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 States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 247590BR

Additional Locations US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive

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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