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AECOM Environmental Planner- Electrical/Transmission in Dallas, Texas

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world. 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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking an Environmental Planner specializing in the assessment and permitting of energy facilities, with a focus on renewable energy, electric transmission, and other energy facilities for immediate employment within the Texas area. The primary work location is Dallas, TX, but with AECOM offices throughout the State, will consider excellent candidates interested in our other office locations (i.e. Austin or Houston).

The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM specialists across the U.S. (Virtual Texas only) The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others.

  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed planning products.

  • Usually performs as a staff advisor and consultant as to a technical specialty, a type of facility, industry, equipment or program function.

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws.

  • Oversees specialized planning functions, such as large-scale new development proposals and environmental studies.

  • Provides overall management of IE-related planning issues.

  • Advises the Planning Director on all planning-related matters.

  • Advises various councils, boards, commissions and elected officials in planning related issues

  • Evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities.

  • Prepares reports on operations and activities, recommending improvements and modifications.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Environmental Planning, Natural/Biological Resource Management or other related field experience

  • 6 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, and Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting

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

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


  • Master’s Degree in relevant field

  • 10+ 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, current and recent experience with renewable energy development companies, electric transmission developers, utilities and other energy companies

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

  • Experience providing expert witness testimony for Texas and other state public utility commission (PUC) with wind and solar siting or transmission line routing.

  • 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

  • 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

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not provided for this role.

  • The selected candidate will be asked to undergo drug screening.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. 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.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10073603

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Planning