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AECOM Environmental Permitting Specialist in Providence, Rhode Island

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 has a career opportunity to join one of the largest and deeply skilled Environmental Planning and Permitting Groups in the Northeast. This position is for an Environmental Permitting Specialist supporting projects in all AECOM Client Sectors but with a focus on Power/Electric Transmission, Offshore Wind (offshore and terrestrial) and state/local markets including transportation.

Responsibilities of this role include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Attend/Conduct Client facing meetings

  • Clear communication via language, and writing in order to prepare reports and relay information concisely

  • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies develop technical solutions to complex problems

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction

  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Responsible for advanced duties and activities in their specialized functional area

  • Conducts research and does investigation work as required

  • Plans and organizes project studies

  • Assists in the resolution of conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures

  • Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems

  • May oversee the work of less experienced scientists


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS plus 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Relevant experience should include 1 or both of the following:

  • environmental permitting in the Northeastern US with a focus on New England and NY

  • technical reporting, fieldwork and permitting associated with electrical transmission infrastructure development, offshore wind development and marine/coastal experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources or related field

  • Masters' degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources or related field is helpful

  • Experience supporting field work or performing field inspections desirable

  • Prior permitting experience in wetlands, water quality, marine and/or stormwater desirable

Additional Information

  • This position can be performed remotely within the New England area with team and client meetings in an office setting as needed

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role

  • Relocation support is not available for this role

  • Some local travel - up to 25% - may be required


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $70,200.00 - $127,500.00.


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: J10100608

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid