AECOM Senior Climate Change/Sustainability Consultant in Chesterfield, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham
We are currently recruiting for established and enthusiastic sustainability consultants to join our UK-wide Climate Change, Sustainability and Resilience practice. The practice has a well-deserved reputation for working with clients on Net Zero planning producing robust climate assessments, carbon footprints and reduction plans that can be used with confidence in decision making supporting the transition to Net Zero whether it be for major infrastructure projects or global businesses. We help clients develop sustainability strategies and support integration into delivery and disclosure. The practice works across a wide range of sectors including highways, rail, aviation, power, water utilities, urban regeneration, manufacturing, food & drink, pharmaceutical and finance/investment.
The successful candidates will be expected to deliver a range of climate change and sustainability projects for infrastructure projects as well as multi-national businesses. Specific responsibilities will vary depending on skills and experience; individuals will be expected to work as part of larger teams for major projects as well as be able to deliver small projects working alone and/or with one other under senior leadership.
A typical week could involve:
Conducting and delivering technical work across a range of climate change and sustainability projects;
Leading project/tasks and working within teams to deliver climate change and sustainability related projects;
Managing tasks and projects covering technical, quality and financial management;
Liaising and collaborating with colleagues, clients and their advisors to deliver work on time, budget and achieving technical excellence;
Preparing technical reports;
Multitasking: working across several projects and proposals, including infrastructure and major project climate assessments, sustainable infrastructure, climate change/sustainability strategy, carbon footprinting and net zero planning enterprises, and project carbon assessment including Life Cycle Analysis (LCA);
Preparing costed proposals and other business development materials (e.g. for webinars, flyers, case studies, etc.); and
Building long term client relationships.
We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with the following:
Experience in carbon accounting (covering Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions) and reporting (across a range of protocols and regulatory regimes);
A demonstrated understating of sustainability and climate accounting, management and disclosure standards and guidance for example SBTi, PAS 2080, WRI, ISO14064, PAS2050, PAS2060, TCFD, SASB, GRI etc;
Familiarity with climate projections including using them to build the business case with colleagues, clients and their advisors;
Demonstrated experience in advising on and integrating low carbon and resilient solutions into infrastructure design and business planning;
Understanding and practical application of the requirements for climate assessment in EIA and ESIA;
Holistic understanding of sustainability, with a particular interest in carbon management;
A desire to deliver technical excellence;
Project and financial management experience;
Commercial awareness for business development, marketing, and proposal preparation;
Great communication skills in English, fluency in other languages an advantage;
Solid numeracy skills, confidence in working with large data sets and advanced Excel skills;
Problem solving abilities. Self-starter, who can design and deliver work under own initiative
- A science-based background i.e. relevant MSc or equivalent qualification in Sustainability, Carbon, Energy or similar, and a strong undergraduate degree in a STEM based subject.
Your benefits will include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW
- way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
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 Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 247106BR
Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Chesterfield, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Leeds, UK - Nottingham Regan Way
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.