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Dr. Robin Sham, CBE

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Expanding mobility options

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Veronica Siranosian

Director, AECOM Ventures

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Job Information

AECOM Associate Director - Sustainability and Resilience in Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand - Wellington, Wellington

Job Summary

Our Sustainability and Resilience team is growing and as a result, we are looking for an Associate Director to take forward our award-winning work on the National Climate Change Risk Assessment.

We are currently working across numerous major programs to implement and facilitate ideas and tools to better understand sustainability and resilience challenges. We are using our skills and strengths to support clients to prosper when facing changing future climatic conditions.

The Associate Director – Sustainability & Resilience will be involved in projects at local, regional, national, and international scales, looking at hazards, risk, vulnerability and resilience for both the public and private sectors. Our team takes a holistic view of the challenges facing our clients – an approach we have refined through involvement with major international programs such as 100 Resilient Cities (pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation) and Resilient Reefs and more locally, the National Climate Change Risk Assessment.

You will gain exposure to a wide range of professional services delivered by AECOM globally, as well as access to leading experts within our business. Industry and technical engagement are encouraged and supported, enabling you to build your profile and practically show your expertise.

Minimum Requirements

About You

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and passionate about making a difference, to support our clients face the future with confidence.

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification

  • 10+ years relevant sustainability and resilience experience

  • Solid foundation in understanding or analysis of client business practices and goals, developing and formulating solutions to clients on assigned projects

  • Broad technical knowledge and, a specific area of specialisation or focus

  • Proven success in client relationship management and business development

  • Effective collaboration, organisation, negotiation, and team mentoring skills

  • Demonstrated experience in meeting project goals and deliverables in a timely and client focussed manner

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; report writing and development of proposals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-Graduate Qualification(s)

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country New Zealand

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 249035BR

Additional Locations NZ - Auckland

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.