Senior Environmental Scientist


New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

The Role

At over 60 strong, AECOM’s Environment Business has one of the largest and most diverse environmental teams in New Zealand. Our multidisciplinary capability, geographic spread and global reach gives us opportunities to work on some of New Zealand’s most iconic projects. Our environmental scientists, environment engineers, resource management planners, geologists, sustainability specialists and ecologists are all passionate about what they do – having a positive impact on our local communities and natural environment both now and into the future. From securing approvals for significant new infrastructure, to safely rehabilitating contaminated land, guarding our natural landscape and protecting air quality we are able to offer you a variety of career options in our team. Proudly supporting diversity and flexible working arrangements is key to growing our capability.

Our Natural Resources team is involved in a number of transformational projects that will significantly shape Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and other locations around NZ, including the communities that many of us live in. We are looking for an environmental scientist (5 - 10 years experience) who enjoys challenges and a diverse workload. The role will involve assisting in the delivery of projects from small to large scale, requiring environmental management expertise in the areas of environmental compliance monitoring, auditing and production of Environmental Management Plans. Additionally, candidates must be adaptable and willing to diversify their skillsets by assisting the broader environmental team (air quality, contaminated land, environmental management) on an as-needs basis.

Some of your key responsibilities include;

  • Drafting formal reports/plans, proposals, tender documents and correspondence

  • Experience in conducting field surveys (e.g. water quality)

  • Ability to travel to and undertake field work with minimal support, potentially for extended periods of time

  • Write Environmental Management Plans to meet consent conditions

  • Provide high level scientific report writing, incorporating relevant policy and legislation requirements, environmental assessment, monitoring and issuing recommendations

  • Keeping abreast of new policies and legislation

  • Ability to manage projects (or components of) and budgets to meet time and resource requirements

  • Develop and maintain positive relationship with clients to enhance client retention and growth

  • Identify further opportunities with client and cross-sell AECOM services where appropriate

Minimum Requirements

About You

  • 5 - 10 years relevant professional experience

  • Previous consulting experience

  • Demonstrated experience in field surveys

  • Quality and productivity in execution of duties and responsibilities as outlined previously

  • Understanding of New Zealand regulatory frameworks including the Resource Management Act.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification (Environmental Science or similar)

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.


New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

The Role

At over 60 strong, AECOM’s Environment Business has one of the largest and most diverse environmental teams in New Zealand. Our multidisciplinary capability, geographic spread and global reach gives us opportunities to work on some of New Zealand’s most iconic projects. Our environmental scientists, environment engineers, resource management planners, geologists, sustainability specialists and ecologists are all passionate about what they do – having a positive impact on our local communities and natural environment both now and into the future. From securing approvals for significant new infrastructure, to safely rehabilitating contaminated land, guarding our natural landscape and protecting air quality we are able to offer you a variety of career options in our team. Proudly supporting diversity and flexible working arrangements is key to growing our capability.

Our Natural Resources team is involved in a number of transformational projects that will significantly shape Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and other locations around NZ, including the communities that many of us live in. We are looking for an environmental scientist (5 - 10 years experience) who enjoys challenges and a diverse workload. The role will involve assisting in the delivery of projects from small to large scale, requiring environmental management expertise in the areas of environmental compliance monitoring, auditing and production of Environmental Management Plans. Additionally, candidates must be adaptable and willing to diversify their skillsets by assisting the broader environmental team (air quality, contaminated land, environmental management) on an as-needs basis.

Some of your key responsibilities include;

  • Drafting formal reports/plans, proposals, tender documents and correspondence

  • Experience in conducting field surveys (e.g. water quality)

  • Ability to travel to and undertake field work with minimal support, potentially for extended periods of time

  • Write Environmental Management Plans to meet consent conditions

  • Provide high level scientific report writing, incorporating relevant policy and legislation requirements, environmental assessment, monitoring and issuing recommendations

  • Keeping abreast of new policies and legislation

  • Ability to manage projects (or components of) and budgets to meet time and resource requirements

  • Develop and maintain positive relationship with clients to enhance client retention and growth

  • Identify further opportunities with client and cross-sell AECOM services where appropriate

Minimum Requirements

About You

  • 5 - 10 years relevant professional experience

  • Previous consulting experience

  • Demonstrated experience in field surveys

  • Quality and productivity in execution of duties and responsibilities as outlined previously

  • Understanding of New Zealand regulatory frameworks including the Resource Management Act.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification (Environmental Science or similar)

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.

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