AECOM Climate Adaptation Practice Leader in Burnaby, British Columbia

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Position Title Climate Adaptation Practice Leader

Canada - British Columbia


Job Summary

AECOM has an excellent career opportunity for a Climate Adaptation Practice Leader to be located in any of our major centres, including Greater Toronto Area, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver. This person will lead climate change vulnerability and risk assessments and the development of climate adaptation plans for a wide array of clients focused on built infrastructure and the natural environment. This role will provide support to projects throughout entire Canada. In addition, the successful candidate will support business development activities in the climate science, climate change adaptation, sustainability market sectors, as well as related endeavors.

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

  • Act as an advisor in the climate science arena, including having a solid understanding of the current state of the science associated with global climate models and the reasonable application of these models at regional and local scales to support planning efforts

  • Exhibit a depth of understanding of local, regional, and national policies and guidance related to climate science and climate change adaptation planning

  • Lead climate change vulnerability and risk assessments that consider an array of climate impacts, including sea level rise, precipitation, and temperature

  • Manage the financial aspects of assigned projects and/or tasks to ensure project work is completed on schedule and within the allocated budget

  • Maintain regular and constructive communication with clients and project team members

  • Facilitate and present at project-related and client meetings

  • Remain active in the relevant academic, scientific, and professional community through presentations and participation in relevant seminars, conferences and symposiums and other activities

  • Establish and maintain client relations which include city, county, state and Federal public officials

  • Lead and support business development activities at the local and national scales

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science with an emphasis in a climate change related science (i.e., engineering, chemistry, environmental science, etc.)

  • 10+ years of experience in the climate change arena

  • Strong project management and leadership skills

  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated business development skills

  • Must be an excellent written and oral communicator, with experience communicating with the public on controversial issues

  • Demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary teams to address climate change related problems in a variety of sectors (i.e., transportation, water utilities, waste water utilities, natural systems, etc.)

  • Strong detail-oriented work style, with excellent oral and written communication skills, and an accommodating and proactive attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters of Science with an emphasis in a climate change related science (i.e., engineering, chemistry, environmental science, etc.)

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.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 170131BR