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AECOM Permitting Specialist/Wetland Scientist in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

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

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Environmental Permitting Specialist/Wetland Scientist to join the Chelmsford, MA office and support projects in the Northeast and around the globe. We are looking for an Environmental Scientist with strong regulatory compliance skills to work with our multidiscipline teams to develop strategies and solutions on challenging permitting and wetland science assignments related to water supply, climate resiliency, watershed management, stormwater, ecological restoration, and wastewater projects.

This position offers extensive growth opportunities in areas of interest to the right candidate, to take on additional responsibilities over time in our fast-growing operation.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing and applying a variety of local, state, and federal regulatory standards.

  • Coordinating with project engineers and primarily municipal, state, and federal clients to identify and resolve critical permitting issues.

  • Coordinating with state and federal agencies to gain consensus and approvals for work in jurisdictional areas.

  • Preparing applications for a variety of local, state, and federal permitting programs in New England, including forms, narratives, and coordination of drawings.

  • Assistance with business development opportunities.

  • Managing schedule and budget.

  • Preparing and delivering presentations to clients and regulators.

  • Supporting field efforts, including wetland delineations, vegetation sampling and/or wildlife habitat assessments.

  • Utilizing scientific principles, theories, practices, and existing technologies to develop solutions to a wide range of challenging problems.

  • Recording, interpreting, and analyzing data in comparison to relevant studies and regulations to achieve regulatory compliance.

  • Writing technical reports and environmental impact analysis documents.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Biology, Wetland Science, Environmental Science, or related field + 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Four plus (4+) years of experience focusing on natural resource/wetlands projects and related permitting/regulation in New England or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education·

  • Valid Driver’s License Required with good driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a related field

  • 6+ years of experience focusing on natural resource/wetlands projects and environmental compliance in New England

  • Proven track record in preparing environmental permitting applications and technical reports, including prior experience with Sections 401/401 of the Clean Water Act, Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Massachusetts/National Environmental Policy Act, or MassDEP Chapter 91 regulations.

  • SWS Professional Wetland Scientist or CT or NH wetland science certification

  • Ability to work with a team consisting of several technical disciplines.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Exceptional time management and problem-solving skills

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $68,786.80 - $94,581.96.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

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: J10106251

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid