AECOM Senior Resilience Specialist in Coral Gables, Florida

Business Line Water

Position Title Senior Resilience Specialist

United States of America - Florida

Coral Gables

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Senior Resilience and Sustainability Specialist for employment in the Coral Gables, FL office.

The selected candidate will join the Coastal Resilience Group as part of AECOM’s Water Business Line. The primary emphasis of the group is to promote socioeconomic and environmental resilience. 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.

This position will focus on helping to manage and win climate adaptation, and resiliency projects primarily for local government and other public agencies, although could also include work for the private sector. A key role will be working on 100 Resilient Cities projects in the US and expanding the portfolio of resilient cities work. In addition, the successful candidate will support business development activities in the climate science, climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainability market sectors, as well as related endeavors.

Qualified candidates will have excellent analytical and writing skills with education and/or professional background in sustainability, climate change adaptation, flood mitigation and stormwater management, climate action planning and/or natural resource planning. The candidate must have a demonstrated expertise in resilience and sustainability, with a particular emphasis on climate change.

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

  • Act as an specialist 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 regional and local scales

  • 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

  • Exhibit a depth of understanding of local, regional, and national policies and guidance related to infrastructure resilience

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

  • Assist in managing and growing the team

  • 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 publish officials

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

Example Project Types:

  • Resiliency Strategies and Plans for state and local government

  • Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessments for municipalities, transportation agencies, utilities, private sector

  • 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

  • Development projections and carbon emissions modeling

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree of Science with an emphasis in a climate change related science (i.e., engineering, resource economics, environmental science, architecture etc

  • 8+ years of experience in the climate change / resilience arena, including positions of increasing responsibility and management

  • Experience working with city government (either as a consultant or staff person) on projects related to utility infrastructure (water & power)

  • Strong project management and leadership skills

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

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., City and Regional Planning, Environmental Policy) from an accredited university

  • 10+ years of experience in the climate change / resilience arena, including positions of increasing responsibility and management

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite imperative; experience with GIS and other spatial analytical systems, desirable.

  • Experience in the related fields (land use planning, urban design, and transportation planning) advantageous.

  • Fluency in Spanish would be useful

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

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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 Planning

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 169482BR