AECOM Environmental Engineer / Scientist - Waste Management in Sydney, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159325BR

Position Title Environmental Engineer / Scientist - Waste Management

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - New South Wales

City Sydney

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

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 have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Engineer / Scientist - Waste Management to join our market leading waste management and resource recovery practice based in the Sydney CBD and to take the next step in their career. AECOM was recently voted the best large consultancy in the Inside Waste 2017 client survey for the following key categories: Winner Technology/Infrastructure Review and Procurement; Winner Tender Development and Evaluation; Joint Winner Strategy and Policy, Planning and Grants.

You will be part of a high performing and dynamic team renowned for delivering best practice environmental and engineering services for all phases of our clients’ waste management projects from planning to construction.

Our social and fun team is connected to our colleagues across Australia and New Zealand,and globally across the world. You will work amongst a team of peers and alongside our clients, while learning first-hand from our in-house senior advisors and technical leaders. You could be working on projects like:

  • Technical Adviser for Major Resource Recovery Projects across Australia

  • Planning Approvals and Design of Waste Disposal Facilities for Public and Private Sector Clients

  • Waste Strategies and Plans for Mixed Use Precinct Developments across Australia

  • Compliance Audits of Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities across NSW

Some of your responsibilities could include:

  • Project management of small to medium environmental projects in particular those related to Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery

  • Assist with contamination investigations and remediation projects of varying size and complexity, for a variety of end market clients including Oil & Gas, Defence, Transport amongst others

  • Assist in the development of waste management and resource recovery strategies for Local Government and Private Sector Clients

  • Preparation of tenders and proposals including writing technical reports

  • Completion of site works which may include site inspections, compliance audits and occasional soil and groundwater monitoring if required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Good understanding of relevant NSW Environmental Legislation in particular related to waste management

  • 3 to 5 years of post-graduate work experience inwaste management and resource recovery; some soil and groundwater assessment experience would be an advantage

  • Driver's license (Essential), HAZWOPER, White Card and First Aid training would be preferable

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline (e.g.Environmental/Chemical/Civil Engineering/Mechanical)

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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