Environmental Economist

    • AECOM Corp. - Worldwide
  • Seattle, WA
  • Posted 55 days ago | Updated 5 hours ago


On Site
USD 80,000.00 - 110,000.00 per year
Full Time


Resource management
Impact analysis
Business development
Report writing
Resource planning
Technical writing
Regulatory Compliance
Enterprise architecture
Proposal writing

Job Details

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

AECOMis actively seeking a Socioeconomic NEPA Specialist to join our Environmental Planning Group. In this role you'll have the opportunity to join our interdisciplinary team to support National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, state-level equivalent reviews, and environmental permitting by writing technical assessments of impacts primarily related to the social and economic areas; interfacing with clients and other technical experts; supporting public outreach efforts; and contributing to a positive teamwork-oriented company culture.

Your experience with consulting or planning with federal agencies; economic modeling (input/output analysis); Environmental Impact Statements (EIS); and Environmental Assessments (EA) under NEPA will allow you to thrive in this role.

Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Managing or contributing to socioeconomic and environmental justice sections for NEPA documents

  • Contributing to forest and natural resource management plans

  • Preparing quantitative and qualitative social and economic impact analysis, including assessment of non-market factors

  • Conducting economic modeling, such as input-output modeling using IMPLAN

  • Interfacing and effectively coordinating with clients and land management agencies (e.g., Forest Service)

  • Contributing to public outreach and engagement efforts including virtual and in-person socioeconomic workshops, surveys, and interviews

  • Preparing specialist reports, including socioeconomic baseline assessments

  • Assisting project managers with all aspects of managing projects from acquisition to completion

  • Contributing to business development, including proposal preparation


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in sociology, economics, or a related field and 4+ years of relevant experience with NEPA Compliance, socioeconomic research and studies or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant experience with NEPA compliance; economic modeling; Socioeconomic research or reports; environmental permitting; and technical report writing

  • Master's degree or higher in economics, sociology, or related field (i.e. human geography, anthropology)

  • 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably with environmental consulting firms or with federal agency resource planning (e.g., Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service)

  • Experience with water economics

  • Experience preparing social, economic, and/or environmental justice resources sections for environmental compliance documents

  • Experience with economic modeling, including regional input-output modeling

  • Strong verbal and technical writing skills

Additional Information


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $80,000.00 - $110,000.00.


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 aecom.com 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: J10104341

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid