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AECOM Principal Environmental Scientist / Engineer in Dublin, Ireland

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


Want to further your career in contaminated land management within one of the Ireland and the UK’s top environmental consultancies? This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career with an established and successful company that prioritises the welfare and wellbeing of our people.


You’ll have the technical and commercial skills, knowledge, and experience to lead projects of varying scale and complexity from opportunity stage through execution and delivery, determining the technical approach, developing appropriate solutions, and coordinating a project team to ensure successful and timely completion. You’ll also be confident in dealing with clients and comfortable with mentoring and managing staff.


Our award-winning team is one of the largest contaminated land/remediation-focused teams in Ireland, working for leading Irish and multinational clients on commissions of varying scale across a range of sectors including commercial development, aviation, rail, power, transportation, technology, chemical and pharmaceutical.


We want a Principal Environmental Consultant to help deliver consultancy services to clients across Ireland and the UK. The position will provide exciting opportunities to lead delivery of contaminated land and remediation projects and contribute to the management and direction of the team.

Technical work may include:

  • Environmental assessments – PSA, DSA, QRA

  • Site investigation design

  • Remediation design, implementation and validation

  • Waste classification and excavated soils management

  • Environmental due diligence​

We embrace flexible and hybrid working arrangements under AECOM’s Freedom to Grow policy. While nominally based in our Dublin, Cork or Galway offices, successful candidates may combine working from home within the Republic of Ireland with in-person attendance and site-based work.



  • A wide range of contaminated land experience, knowledge and skills

  • In depth understanding of contaminated land assessment

  • Track record of project delivery and client relationship building

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and inter-personal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment

If you can fulfil these requirements but other factors are holding you back from applying, please get in touch so we can work together to address any concerns you may have.


Degree in an environmental, science or engineering based subject


Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. With AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include:

  • 25 days’ annual leave

  • Company pension scheme

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance

  • One paid annual professional institution membership fee

  • You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid social value days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. If you’re a member of the Reserve Defence Forces, you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

Additional Information

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: J10070815

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering