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AECOM Environmental Planner II in San Diego, California

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.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced Environmental Planner to join our Environmental Planning & Permitting Group. This position can be based in either our Orange, Los Angeles or San Diego, CA offices. Hybrid work schedule is an option.

The responsibilities of this role include:

• Preparation of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, including Categorical Exemptions, Categorical Exclusions, Initial Studies, Environmental Assessments, Mitigated Negative Declarations, Findings of No Significant Impacts, Environment Impact Reports, and Environment Impact Statement.

• Support the preparation of environmental documents such as technical reports, formal jurisdictional delineation reports, permit application packages, mitigation and monitoring plans, and conservation plans.

• Interprets and applies applicable government codes, ordinances and regulations.

• Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social and economic issues.

• Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans.

• Support public meetings and assist in preparing meeting materials and compiling meeting results, including PowerPoint presentations, and other materials.

• Play a role in marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new projects. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Adobe Portable Document Format application programs.

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 (Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, or Environmental Engineering).

  • 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/ or education.

  • A valid U.S. Driver's license is required for this role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with local agencies.

  • Master's Degree in related field

  • Prior consulting experience

  • Familiarity with California Planning Law, CEQA, NEPA, federal regulatory and compliance guidelines

  • Familiarity with issues related to environmental planning, conservation planning, and/or natural resources planning.

  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Adobe Portable Document Format application programs.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to create and maintain tracking spreadsheets and documents.

  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team, identifying what needs to be accomplished and regularly completing tasks.

  • Knowledge of Google Earth

Additional Information

  • Candidates must be U.S. Citizens.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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: J10071274

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West