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AECOM Associate Director - Environmental Due Diligence in Bristol, United Kingdom

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking to hire an Associate Director Environment Due Diligence (EDD) s pecialist to lead the UK and Ireland EDD Team which is part of the Environmental, Health and Safety discipline.

Our main office hubs across the UK are open for this position, and we offer a flexible hybrid working model. As a member of our team, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a range of flexible choices covering health, finance, lifestyle, and more.

As our Associate Director Environment Due Diligence (EDD) , you will be expected to develop strategy to accelerate growth of EDD delivery, collaborating extensively with the environmental and technical due diligence teams globally, providing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in the context of due diligence.

This role will suit someone who has specialized in environmental due diligence with a strong reputation and experience directly with clients for most of their professional career. The candidate selected will be given the support and opportunity to lead, grow and further develop these services within AECOM for our clients.

Key focus areas:

  1. Strategize for market growth in the UK, Ireland, and the wider EMEA region, collaborating with global teams to offer seamless environmental due diligence.

  2. Lead the UK and Ireland for the Global EDD Technical Practice Group, focusing on technical excellence and innovation, including integrating ESG and sustainable finance into our offerings.

  3. Work with disciplines like property and site selection due diligence, and international project finance teams to expand the integrated due diligence market.

  4. Develop and support key client accounts, analyze markets for potential clients, and assist in new client strategy formulation.

  5. Share responsibility for the success of the due diligence practice, covering technical, commercial, and best practice aspects.

  6. Oversee due diligence commissions, managing both technical and commercial elements, often with multi-geographical teams.

  7. Promote industry best practices in EDD, improving our deliverables and advisory services.

  8. Collaborate with AECOM’s broader business for continuous improvement in EDD, including digital delivery and ESG standards.

  9. Lead and manage our due diligence professionals in the UK and Ireland.

  10. Develop and manage client relationships, focusing on business growth and expanding our client base.

Candidate Profile:

  • Extensive experience in EDD across various sectors, especially equity, commercial, technology, and industrial.

  • Established network of client contacts.

  • Proven leadership in delivering EDD programs and portfolios.

  • Solid experience in ESG implementation in EDD.

  • Skilled in bidding, winning, and delivering EDD for both individual and portfolio assets.

  • Experienced in team leadership and career development support.

  • Proficient in developing and executing EDD strategies, with a keen interest in digital innovation.

  • Familiar with multi-disciplinary teamwork, project management, and client relationship management.

  • Ability to foster meaningful dialogues across various platforms, with an understanding of new technologies and legislation.

  • Experienced in financial management of EDD projects.


A relevant degree, such as in Environmental Science or Engineering.

Additional Information


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10099250

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid