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AECOM Senior Environmental Planner/Project Manager in Sacramento, 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 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's growing Northern California Environmental Planning and Permitting team is seeking a highly experienced Senior Environmental Planner/ Project Manager to join our Sacramento team. This is a hybrid role.

The successful candidate would join other leaders in Northern California to engage with our expanding pool of public and private sector clients, manage projects and tasks, and coordinate with leaders of our other business lines to support our clients’ priority development, engineering, transportation, renewable energy, education, water supply and flood protection, long-range planning, and natural resource management projects. Depending on individual skills and interests, the candidate could also lead long-range policy planning and community design assignments in coordination with our California planning, design, and economics team.

While we anticipate that this position would focus on serving our public agency client base in Northern California, the successful candidate is encouraged to bring their own vision of areas of focus and should anticipate having a meaningful voice in shaping our integrated environmental and community planning practice.

AECOM is seeking candidates with a demonstrated ability to manage environmental planning projects, successfully interface with clients, apply sound business development and marketing strategies, and prepare proposals and deliverables that respond to our clients’ needs.

Key responsibilities include:

  • In coordination with other partners, provide leadership in business development and marketing activities through outreach to local and regional public agencies and private clients in northern California.

  • Generate proposals and contracts with other managers and marketing staff, and anticipate, track, and obtain new task orders from existing clients.

  • Plan, execute, and deliver projects in a collaborative environment supported by a range of technical specialists.

  • Manage projects through completion in accordance with defined scopes of work and budgets.

  • Engage staff, assign project responsibilities, and manage internal teams and subcontractors to meet schedule and budget.

  • Manage preparation of technical studies and environmental documents for completeness, accuracy, and defensibility.

  • Provide advice, mentor, and enhance the professional development of other members of our Team.

  • Contribute to the identification and development of new business opportunities and strategic initiatives.

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 Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, biology, environmental planning, natural/biological resource management or other related field experience.

  • 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education with environmental planning and compliance, including CEQA and NEPA project experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated expertise in preparing and overseeing the preparation of California Environmental Quality Act documents.

  • Experience and interest in business development and client engagement, as well as presenting complex environmental documents to planning commissions, city councils, boards of supervisors, and other decision-making bodies.

  • Effective problem-solving abilities, exceptional writing and communication skills, and an ability to ensure performance of internal technical teams and subcontractors.

  • Experience with urban planning, community planning, long-range policy planning, urban design, zoning, market feasibility, or economic development strategies.

Additional Information

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


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $130,000.00 - $170,000.00.


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: J10105817

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid