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Job Ref:  135553BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Yorkshire
City:  Leeds
Post Code:  LS7
30/09/2016 12:00

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary
We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Air Quality Consultant to work within an established UK team.

Our team of air quality specialists deliver a range of exciting and varied projects across Europe, Middle East and Africa region. We work in multi-disciplinary teams delivering solutions to a broad base of client sectors including development, energy, oil and gas, water, government and transportation. The team now numbers over 30 full-time air quality specialists in the UK with over 500 practitioners worldwide.

This post offers excellent career opportunities in a large, friendly and well established team supporting one of the world's largest integrated engineering, construction and technical services organisations. There are opportunities to support our clients not only through EIA and planning related services but through the full spectrum of project life services including due diligence, occupational exposure assessments, risk management, emissions monitoring and the drafting of good practice guidance.

Duties will include undertaking air quality impact assessments, dispersion modelling, ambient and workplace monitoring and business development activities as well as coordinating and managing their individual workload. It would also be beneficial to demonstrate experience of taking responsibility for the quality of work prepared by colleagues or the site safety of less experienced colleagues.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to work in a large team, to manage and plan their workload efficiently, and be flexible and willing to undertake out of hours work or to be away from home on occasion. They will be well-organized and detail oriented, and have good communication and report writing skills. We would also expect proficiency in personal computer applications, to include Microsoft Word and Excel, with skills in PowerPoint, Access and GIS. Additional experience should include the measurement of emissions or air pollutant concentrations or the preparation of management plans. Experience of specialist air quality emissions inventory or dispersion modelling software including (but not limited to) AERMOD, ADMS, CHARM, ADMS-STAR, would be advantageous.

Training will be provided internally and there would be also be opportunities for external training towards a recognised qualification.

We will consider candidates looking to work in either Croydon, Wimbledon, Leeds, Chesterfield or Nottingham.

Minimum Requirements
To be successful in this role we're looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate a detailed understanding and knowledge of the air quality outlook.

You will have previous work experience in a similar role and be enthusiastic with excellent report writing skills.

As well as the above we are also looking for the following:
Ability to work well in a team, be practical and take responsibility for undertaking individual work.
Demonstrate GIS, modelling or programming skills.
Experience with air quality software and digital tools
Full, clean driving licence

Preferred Qualifications
Degree level in a numerical science, and ideally a postgraduate qualification

Full membership of a relevant professional body or certificate of successful completion of professional training, such as MIAQM, BOHS, STA, MCERTS would also be of interest as evidence of relevant experience.

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.
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