Campus Pride Jobs

Mobile Campus Pride Logo

Job Information

AECOM Principal Environmental Scientist – Impact Assessment in Perth, Australia

Company Description

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.

Leading the change toward a sustainable and equitable future

Our environmental practice helps industries and governments fulfill their responsibilities to the people they support, as well as the planet that support us all. We provide advisory and technical services to enable you to achieve compliance, manage impacts and reduce or even eliminate risks.

Our services help clients anticipate and manage the environmental impact at each stage of the project: planning and obtaining permits for new facilities; decommissioning, clean-up and closure of contaminates sites and surplus operations facilities; restoration for reuse; addressing critical climate – change issues; protection or restoration of habitats and water quality and the preservation of culture resource.

We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM’s Environment Business in Perth has an exciting opportunity for an environmental professional to join our high performing Impact Assessment & Permitting (IAP) Team. You will take a key role in delivering excellence in client-service on projects from a range of markets including Power (renewables and grid modernisation), Mining, Transport, and Defence.

Our IAP Technical Practice covers a range of service offerings within the Environment Business Line including undertaking environmental constraints analysis, environmental impact assessment, obtaining environmental approvals, environmental management, auditing, and environmental compliance.

We are looking for a Principal Environmental Scientist who can work collaboratively to prepare and manage high-quality environmental impact assessments. You will be confident in translating technical information into accessible language in your written work and other communications.

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Working closely with industry specialists to undertake and coordinate environmental impact assessments and approvals on high-profile, challenging projects.

  • Work alongside Management Teams, to ensure environmental matters are appropriately considered and managed at all stages of design development and project construction

  • Project manage, develop bids and develop relationships with clients and stakeholders on a range of projects.

  • Support the continued growth of our business and foster the development of environmental planning and approvals across the region.


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.

What are we looking for from you?

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science.

  • Have strong environmental impact assessment experience across a number of market sectors and a good industry reputation.

  • Have demonstrated experience working on major projects.

  • have solid project management/coordination skills, and commercial acumen to effectively manage resources, timelines, quality and budgets.

  • Possess the emotional intelligence to develop and maintain positive peer and client relationships

  • Be a strong team player, influencer, and, most importantly, a real collaborator.

  • Be a good communicator with proven technical knowledge and a strong client focus.

Additional Information

AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses. Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here:


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: J10111390

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid