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AECOM Environmental Manager - Planning & Permitting in Germantown, Maryland

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

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 over 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.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is actively growing the East Region Environmental Planning & Permitting (EPP) practice and is seeking an Environmental Project Manager within the Mid-Atlantic EPP Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for team management and have experience overseeing environmental permitting and utility siting projects for energy and other private sector clients. The successful applicant will join a network of existing AECOM EPP specialists across the US.

For this opportunity, we will consider candidates in any of our Mid-Atlantic Regional offices including, but not limited to, the following: Baltimore, MD; Germantown, MD; Cincinnati, OH; Arlington, VA; Glen Allen, VA; Norfolk, VA. This is a hybrid work model with some remote and some office presence may be required.

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

  • Develop, manage, and administer all staff and projects carried out by those directly reporting to this position

  • 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 a mentor to junior and mid-level staff

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

  • 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 complex 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 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 degree plus 8 years of relevant experience and/or demonstrated equivalency of education and experience

  • Experience with CWA, ESA, NHPA, NEPA, or other federal, state, and local regulations

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

  • Valid driver's license, and as a condition of employment must pass AECOM's motor vehicle records review

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Master’s degree in relevant field is favored

  • Experience must include 8 years of experience managing projects and teams to scope, schedule, and budget

  • Experience with FERC requirements and related experience with preparing FERC Section 7(c) resource reports and pre-filing process, environmental permitting, NEPA, relevant environmental regulations and processes, and related environmental considerations desired

  • 10+ years industry experience, preferably with energy and other private sector clients providing environmental assessment and permitting compliance support, including FERC requirements

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

  • Demonstrated ability to market and win work successfully and effectively

  • Experience with regulator and stakeholder negotiations

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

  • Experience preparing proposals, cost estimates, schedules, and change orders

  • Previous experience leading teams of professionals in executing wetland delineations, threatened and endangered species studies, environmental permitting support, and other related studies/assessments/analyses

  • Demonstrated experience managing projects, interdisciplinary teams, and workload, as well as interface successfully with Clients

  • Demonstrated organizational management skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work

Additional Information

  • Willing and able to travel as requested/required, with some overnight stays

  • Hybrid work model with some office presence

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role

  • Relocation is not available for this role


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $107,000.00 - $190,000.00.


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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. 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: J10110281

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Remote