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AECOM Project Manager/Senior Biologist in Phoenix, Arizona

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 – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

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 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.

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.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a talented Project Manager/Senior Biologist for immediate employment with the Environmental Planning and Permitting Group of the Phoenix, AZ or Tucson, AZ office. This position would support and manage numerous natural resource projects in Arizona and the Southwest United States region including management of technical work on wildlife surveys and compliance and permitting projects. Primary duties include managing projects involving impact assessments, mitigation planning, regulatory compliance and permitting efforts including NEPA, 404/401 and ESA, and preparing environmental documents and management plans. Candidate will coordinate with resource agency staff, lead complex environmental, waters, and/or species-related permitting projects and participate in public review processes. Candidate will contribute to growth of department through marketing pursuits including proposal preparation, interviews, and business development. Successful marketing experience required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manages a team to prepare large, complex natural resources documents such as Biological Technical Reports, Biological Assessments, Habitat Conservation Plans, Eagle Conservation Plans, and/or Delineation Reports, and Aquatic Resources Permit Applications. Operates as primary author or senior reviewer as appropriate.

  • Manages projects/tasks that include all aspects of environmental analysis (e.g., biological, cultural, air quality, traffic, etc.)

  • Manages projects with large-scale field efforts and intensive schedules.

  • Manages large-scale compliance projects requiring adherence to permit conditions.

  • Performs project management duties such as forecasting, tracking, accounting updates, invoicing, progress reports, and scheduling.

  • Reviews contracts for understanding of scope, fee, schedule, and deliverables, and all other contractual obligations.

  • Develops work breakdown structure for control and integrity of work to be performed as and defined by the contract.

  • Monitors and analyzes project costs, commitments, accruals, and changes, and takes corrective action where necessary.

  • Identifies trends and deviations in financial performance to project team with recommended courses of action.

  • Operates as primary point of contact for clients and resource agencies on projects.

  • Performs client management duties such as recurring status meetings, milestone check ins, and day-to-day interfacing.

  • Focuses on supporting career development of individuals in the practice.

  • Successfully prepares competitive proposals.

  • Participates in interviews with large or small team for a variety of clients.

  • Contributes to growth of practice through business development.

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 related field (biology, ecology, or project management/controls).

  • 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education in natural resources/project management.

  • Valid Driver's license required and must be able to safely drive to job sites.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in related field (biology, ecology, or project management/controls) preferred plus 10 years of relevant experience.

  • Experience with career development of junior and mid-level biologists preferred.

  • Wetland Delineation experience and certification

  • Experience working on projects in Arizona

  • Experience with protocol wildlife surveys, habitat assessments, and/or wildlife tracking

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Data management experience, including electronic data collection in field; managing large data sets

  • Willingness to work with multiple colleagues on a variety of initiatives

  • Successful marketing experience

  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment where changing client priorities result in the need to determine creative ways to get the job done

  • Candidate must be flexible and willing to support multiple projects

  • Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy

Additional Information

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

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.

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: J10090388

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid