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AECOM Associate Director Town Planner in Galway, Ireland

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

What your new role will entail;

Our diverse Town Planning Practice is recruiting an experienced Associate Planner to join our busy Planning, Environment and Sustainability business across the Island of Ireland, with a focus on building up and maintaining the business for the Republic of Ireland as part of a dynamic team. As a national team, we are flexible in terms of base office location across our offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast.

Main duties would include:

  • Leading and assisting build our business within ROI as part of a wider all Ireland team.

  • Assisting the Ireland lead to develop and grow the team in size and experience.

  • Leading the coordination and delivery of planning deliverables across a variety of work alongside a multidisciplinary team of staff at AECOM.

  • Providing support and guidance to peers and more junior staff to distribute knowledge and ensure contemporary planning issues and legislation are cascaded and understood.

  • Working closely with marketing to promote and sell our services

  • To maintain a high profile within the profession via networking.

  • Lead and support tender proposals/ bids .

Being part of the team;

Come and join our friendly and supportive team. We operate as a national town planning team and as a more traditional regional planning practice - you could be working on a range of both big infrastructure SID projects as well as more local development projects to the relevant Local Authority/Council.

AECOM is a top ten Planning consultancy by size, employing around 76 Planners in Ireland and the UK, across 15 offices, practicing in all areas of the discipline. AECOM is also a worldwide leader in environmental and engineering consultancy and working as a planning consultant within AECOM means access to some of the most high profile and prestigious development projects in the country, working with colleagues operating at the cutting edge of their disciplines.

What's not to like? Come and join us and we'll grow together. For the right candidate we would be happy to discuss the flexibility you would like in your career.

We offer a flexible hybrid working model. As a member of our team, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a range of flexible choices covering health, finance, lifestyle, well-being and more.


Here’s what we will need from you;

  • Experience working on a wide range of development schemes

  • Excellent knowledge, understanding and application of current and emerging planning legislation.

  • Direct ROI planning experience in a consultancy of public sector role.

  • Experience managing and working as part of multi-disciplinary teams

  • Experience of planning system in Ireland

  • Post Graduate qualification in Planning

  • Corporate member of the Irish Planning Institute, Chartered Member of the RTPI or equivalent.

  • Understanding of Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Full current driving license and access to a form of transport to carry out the duties of the post.

Additional Information

You can learn more about us here: 2023 AECOM Candidate Brochure (



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: J10107401

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid