Siting and Permitting

AECOM has a wealth of experience conducting site selection studies for utility and industrial facilities.

These studies have encompassed the full spectrum of selection methodologies, ranging from single-stage siting efforts, which qualitatively evaluate each site’s environmental and engineering characteristics, to complex multistaged site selection projects that include quantitative ranking of sites, utilization of the weighting summation model and nominal group techniques.

In addition, the scope of our site selection study experience has ranged from site investigation for relatively small geographical areas such as a single county to sites that span multiple states.

Our siting and permitting capabilities include:

Routing & Siting Analysis

  • Feasibility Studies
  • GIS/Mapping
  • Alternatives Analysis


  • State PUC Applications
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Wetlands Delineation
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Habitat Assessments
  • Cultural Resource Studies
  • Mitigation Negotiation/Design