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AECOM Senior Wetland Technical Lead and Environmental Project Manager in Oakland, California

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 nearly 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 seeking a Senior-level Biologist/ Project Manager to join our dynamic team of environmental professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. This position is based in AECOM’s Oakland office and would support a variety of clients on important projects throughout northern California.

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

  • Lead AECOM’s Northern California wetland technical practice, providing senior-level guidance and mentorship of staff, supporting growth and development of the Northern California practice.

  • Provide senior leadership on projects involving complex regulatory situations and environmental permitting.

  • Act as Project Manager or Senior Advisor on project and program efforts related to biological resources, wetland resources, permitting, restoration, and/or environmental compliance.

  • Maintain and share up-to-date information on current regulations, in particular as related to wetlands and waters.

  • Lead efforts to capture new work, including tracking future opportunities and supporting or leading proposal efforts.

  • Provide leadership for a variety of biological tasks, including biological surveys (botanical, wildlife, etc.), preparation of technical reports, and CEQA/NEPA documentation.

  • Provide senior leadership on delineations of wetlands and waters to determine the limits of federal and state jurisdiction, which may include occasional field work or oversight of other staff conducting delineations.

  • Contribute as an active and positive member of AECOM’s Environmental Planning and Permitting practice in the SF Bay Area.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, or a related field plus 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience including project management experience.

  • Experience preparing proposals, scopes, and budgets.

  • Has been lead author of jurisdictional delineation reports.

  • Experience preparing and reviewing permit application packages for submittal to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Coastal Commission, and Regional Water Quality Control Board.

  • Trained and experienced in conducting delineations of wetlands and waters. Experience in arid west wetlands, streams, and riparian habitats is preferred.

  • Has a positive attitude and is adaptable to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Highly organized with a strong detail-oriented work style.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience with the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act.

Additional Information

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

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $135,000 - $165,000.00.

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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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: J10098888

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid