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AECOM Climate Adaptation Specialist in Burnaby, British Columbia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

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

The selected candidate will join the ESG Group, part of AECOM’s Environment Business Line. This position will focus on climate adaptation and resilience planning primarily for local government and other public agencies, although may also include work for the private sector. The work will be accomplished through employing climate assessment, rigorous economic and strategic planning techniques and developing innovative analytical approaches to providing solutions for delivering sustainability in varied domestic and international contexts.

Qualified candidates will have excellent analytical and writing skills with a professional consulting background in climate change adaptation. Urban or municipal planning, or policy modeling/design also useful. The candidate must have a demonstrated expertise in sustainability, with a particular emphasis on climate change.

Example of Project Types:

Climate adaptation strategies for municipalities, transportation agencies, utilities

Climate vulnerability and risk assessments for municipalities, transportation agencies, utilities

Resiliency Strategies and Plans for cities

Cost-benefit analysis for climate adaptation plans


Minimum Requirements :

  • Candidates must have a Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., City and Regional Planning, Environmental Policy) from an accredited university. Demonstrated knowledge of local government climate change/sustainability policy and program development is essential.

  • 6 years of experience at a planning consulting firm, or equivalent. Demonstrated experience managing projects, conducting and/or overseeing analysis, and writing proposals and securing work; client management, experience managing a small team.

  • Recent experience on adaptation planning essential, particularly policy and program design

  • Recent experience on climate change vulnerability and risk assessments that consider an array of climate impacts, including sea level rise, precipitation, and temperature and development of adaptation strategies to reduce impacts

  • Recent experience determining climate-related risks, vulnerability within the built environment, natural environment and communities of people, climate equity and adaptive capacity measures

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite; experience with other quantitative/statistical programs desirable; experience with GIS and other spatial analytical systems, desirable

  • Familiarity with Climate Lens and PIEVC approaches, and others, is highly desirable

  • Knowledge of government initiatives and funding opportunities is desirable

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

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 10 years of experience at a planning consulting firm, or equivalent. Demonstrated experience managing projects, conducting and/or overseeing analysis, and writing proposals and securing work; client management, experience managing a small team.

  • Excellent quantitative skills

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Detail-oriented: Strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn more and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline driven team environment

  • Excellent communication and writing

Additional Information

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.

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: J10083172

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid