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AECOM Resilience and Climate Change Practice Lead LATAM in Bogota, Colombia

Company Description

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Practice Lead for our RACC LATAM Practice Area within our Environment Business Line. In this role, you will be a key member of the RACC team and play an instrumental role growing the practice.

AECOM’s Resilience + Climate Change (RACC) practice is a cross-disciplinary technical center of excellence providing innovative resilience and climate adaptation solutions. Adaptation focuses on strategies, initiatives, and individual or collective measures aimed at reducing the vulnerability of human and natural systems to current and future climate impacts. Our team works with communities, governments, and the private sector to mainstream and embed climate risk assessment and adaptation actions as part of established asset management planning, risk management, and financial planning procedures.

Through the RACC Practice, we anticipate the market and our client’s needs; safeguard the physical, environmental, and social landscapes in which we live; collaborate with AECOM specialists across the Americas and the globe; and share lessons learned, capabilities, innovations, best practices, and state-of-the-science globally to deliver the best outcomes for our clients.

Resilient Transportation, Energy, and Manufacturing Industry Solutions

We are currently working across several sectors to help our clients better manage and adapt to climate change. We are using our skills and strengths to help clients cope, recover, sustain, and prosper under dynamic conditions. In providing these services to our clients, the role provides the opportunity to be involved in projects at local, regional, state, national, and international scales addressing climate change risks, opportunities, vulnerability, and resilience for both the public and private sectors.

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

The primary functions of this mission critical and high profile role include but are not limited to the following:

  • The Practice Lead will develop and enhance key internal relationships across technical practices, business lines, and geographies, as well as develop and enhance external relationships with key clients. You will support building and leading a team of passionate and skilled resilience practitioners and provide technical support in the areas of:

  • Nature-Based Solutions / Green-Grey Infrastructure

  • Climate Action, Adaptation, and Resilience Plans/Strategies

  • Vulnerability Analyses & Risk Assessments

  • RACC components of EIA projects (e.g., CEQA, NEPA, IAA, SACC)

  • Natural Disaster Preparedness Review & Guidance

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor´s or Master’s degree in Climate Change, Environmental Planning, or related field (MS preferred)

  • 8+ years’ experience in resilience/climate change or related fields (e.g. ecology, biology, natural resources, disaster risk management, natural resources restoration)

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Architect or Engineer with more than 15 years of professional experience

  • Demonstrated project management experience and a proven record of project delivery to high standards, on time and within budget

  • Demonstrated skill, versatility, and creativity with program management and leadership experience in conservation, ecological management, environmental science, and research

  • Strong research and management experience guiding projects to help conserve and restore the environment and build climate-resilient communities

  • High-level view of systems and data-centered approach to problem-solving based on extensive background in ecology and environmental science

  • Exemplary and successful proposal and grant writing experience

  • History of building, leading, and working in high-level teams and steering committees, including managing and overseeing work allocation and assessing team members’ strengths and capacities

  • Experience in the development, implementation, and assessment of long-range strategic plans that maintain alignment with clients’ core missions

  • Experience in technical consultation and project planning in the areas of regulatory compliance and sustainability

  • Ability to communicate and translate science to both technical and non-technical audiences

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

  • Ability to build and apply inter-disciplinary, effective teams to tackle complex projects and provide viable solutions

  • Proficiency in developing and delivering technical excellence improvement initiatives and innovations to ensure we continuously strengthen our client value and maintain a competitive position in the market.

Additional Information

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10053811

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

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