AECOM Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Planner in Bogota, Colombia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 143058BR

Position Title Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Planner

Job Category Planning

Business Line Building Engineering

Country Colombia

State/Province/Region COL - Distrito Capital

City Bogota

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

The selected candidate will join the Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Group, part of AECOM Bogota’s B+P business line. The primary emphasis of the group is to promote socioeconomic and environmental sustainability in urban design, city planning, and policy projects. This is accomplished through employing rigorous economic and strategic planning techniques and developing innovative analytical approaches to providing solutions for delivering sustainability in varied domestic and international contexts.

AECOM's Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. Our B+P team is leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects such as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA; Liberty Park at the World Trade Center, New York, NY; the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience (Big U), NY; and the LA 2024 Olympic bid.

This position will focus on climate adaptation and resilience planning projects for foundations, multilateral funding agencies and for local government and other public agencies. Assignments could also include disaster recovery planning focused on long-term community resilience, and pre-disaster mitigation planning.

Qualified candidates will have excellent analytical and writing skills with education and/or professional background in sustainability, climate change adaptation, climate action planning and/or natural resource planning. Experience in water management, urban and real estate economics, urban planning, or policy modeling/design are a plus. The candidate must have a demonstrated expertise in sustainability, with a particular emphasis on climate change.

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

  • Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessments for regional authorities, municipalities, transportation agencies, utilities

  • Resiliency Strategies and Plans for cities (for example, for the 100 Resilient Cities Program)

  • Climate adaptation strategies for municipalities, transportation agencies, utilities

  • Climate Action Plans for cities of a range of sizes

  • Cost-benefit analysis for climate adaptation and mitigation plans

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g., Climate Change, Disasters, City and Regional Planning, Environmental Policy)

  • 5+ years of experience

  • Knowledge of Climate Change, Resilience, Risk Management, Public Policies Analysis, Urban Management

  • Research & Writing Skills, Community Engagement, Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in relevant field

  • Experience in various countries, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Fluency in Portuguese

  • Graphic Design skills

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.