AECOM Graduate EIA (Urban Regeneration) St Albans or Wimbledon in St Albans, United Kingdom

Business Line Environment

Position Title Graduate EIA (Urban Regeneration) St Albans or Wimbledon

United Kingdom - Hertfordshire

St Albans

Job Summary

Business Line: Environment and Ground Engineering

Locations: St Albans, Wimbledon

Salary: Competitive

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

AECOM’s UK Environment & Planning team is looking to recruit Graduate EIA Consultants to join our London and South East team. In particular, we are looking for 2 individuals with an interest in urban regeneration EIA projects (often involving high-profile projects and interaction with major property developers and renowned architects).

AECOM’s reputation in EIA is second to none and we are involved in some of the UK’s most challenging and career defining projects. The successful candidates will have a desire to contribute to and develop skills for outstanding project delivery and client management.

Our UK Environment & Planning business comprises over 270 people across approximately 20 offices. In London and the South-East we have offices in Aldgate, Wimbledon, Croydon, St Albans, Cambridge and Basingstoke. We have over 150 EIA practitioners and large teams of environmental specialists covering the full suite of technical disciplines such as acoustics, air quality, ecology, heritage etc. as well as Town Planners, Sustainability Specialists and experts in health, equalities and climate change.

We provide support to clients at all stages of the development process, including feasibility, optioneering, promotion through planning and project implementation. Our EIA work covers a range of planning regimes, including Town and Country Planning applications, Transport & Works Act Orders and Development Consent Orders.

Our EIA teams often work very closely with our engineering and design colleagues, who are delivering the sort of exciting projects you would expect from a global environmental and engineering consultancy with a reputation for developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.

We have an enviable client base which includes all of the major property developers operating in London and the South-East, including Ballymore Properties, Barratt Homes, Berkeley Homes, British Land, Capital and Counties, Crown Estates, Galliard Homes, Hammerson, Land Securities, Oakmayne Properties, Stanhope, St. George, St James, and Westfield Group, to name a few.

The following provides a small sample of our recent EIAs:

  • Spire London

  • Lots Road

  • The Halo

  • 1 Undershaft

  • 122 Leadenhall

  • London Olympicopolis

  • Earls Court Regeneration

  • Battersea Power Station Redevelopment

  • Bishopsgate Goodsyard

  • Royal Wharf

  • Woodberry Down

This graduate level position will report to a Senior or Principal Consultant and will be expected to work on a range of projects; handling and being accountable for a number of tasks simultaneously. The role will require technical EIA knowledge, excellent team working and communication skills and the ability to manage deadlines.

When a graduate starts with AECOM we pair them with a senior member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects and business development proposals. Their initial role will support and assist with the completion of design and assessment tasks.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To support Project Managers/Project Directors in the delivery of EIA projects.

  • Production of EIA programmes, briefing notes and other AECOM project management tools.

  • To analyse data effectively and carry out desk based studies and site visits when required.

  • Assist with other specialist surveys, such as air quality, noise and ecology baseline surveys when required.

  • To assist in the delivery of project documents including Scoping Reports, Environmental Statements (ESs) and related technical studies to the highest standard in accordance with project timescales.

  • Production and editing of ES Chapters and Non-Technical Summaries.

  • To interact with the team and Project Managers/Project Directors to ensure the smooth running of projects. To participate in team meetings, client briefs and other meetings as and when required.

  • To prioritise project actions and meet commitments on an on-going basis while taking ownership and responsibility for the quality and completion of work.

  • To assist the Project Manager/Project Director in the coordination and management of sub consultants and multi-disciplinary teams.

  • To research technical issues as part of the EIA process and to provide ideas and potential solutions to the EIA team to improve project performance.

  • To understand and implement project management principles and appreciate the need to work within project budgets.

  • To keep up to date with relevant environmental legislation/policy/guidance.

  • Understand and comply with quality and health & safety requirements and ensure these are addressed throughout a project.

  • To provide input to business development proposals (expression of interest and tender responses) and to continuously improve our service offering for our clients.

This is a fantastic opportunity to establish and further your career, gaining valuable work experience, within the largest Environmental consultancy in the UK and Ireland working on some of the most challenging and high profile projects our clients are developing.

Opening & Closing Date: Open May 18 - Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since CV’s will be reviewed and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis

Minimum Requirements

An MSc relevant to UK EIAwith a slant towards urban regeneration or infrastructure projects and a good first degree in environmental sciences, natural sciences or environmental planning


  • Awareness of EIA as a technical specialism, including knowledge of EIA regulations and current best practice guidance.

  • Knowledge and application of Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) skills map at Affiliate, Graduate or Associate level.

  • Awareness of wider UK planning and environmental regulations.

  • Awareness of project management principles and project finances.


  • Self-motivation, enthusiasm and excellent research skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a team, collaborating with colleagues, client and stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Ability to work flexibly under pressure, responding to changing project and programme demands.

  • Strong numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss environmental issues and capture feedback.

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office.

  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.

  • Full Clean Driving licence beneficial.


  • Basic experience of EIA and other impact assessment techniques would be advantageous.

  • Previous experience of working in a consultancy environment would be preferable (but not necessary), including work placements or relevant voluntary experience.

  • Awareness of Geographic Information System (GIS) skills would be advantageous.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Affiliate, Graduate or Associate membership of IEMA or an equivalent professional organisation would be beneficial.


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a tangible difference to the environment we all live & work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support & guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

As part of the GDP we will expect our graduates to work in other AECOM sustainability and environmental teams on a rotational basis including our policy and appraisal, business sustainability and environmental technical disciplines teams

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Intern / Student

Requisition/Vacancy No. 188451BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.