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AECOM Senior Analyst, Climate Advisory (Climate Policy & Economics) in Chicago, Illinois

Job Summary

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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

AECOM is seeking an experienced senior analyst to join our multi-disciplinary team to be based in New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; or San Francisco. We support public sector clients, including cities, counties, transportation agencies, and utilities, in developing and implementing programs and policies to achieve their climate action goals. The senior analyst will support a wide variety of projects related to policy and program design, prioritization and phasing of projects, development of governance mechanisms, and funding and financing strategies.

The senior analyst will lead discrete technical tasks to support decision-making and design of climate action policies and programs. These tasks may include developing and implementing quantitative analytical approaches; conducting data analysis, economic and financial modeling, literature reviews, and stakeholder interviews; and developing graphics and presentations to communicate key findings for both the client and the public. The position requires the ability to work closely with project managers to balance multiple projects and deadlines, delegate appropriate tasks to more junior staff, and communicate clearly with both clients and other teams outside of the Economics practice.

Qualified candidates will have an education and/or professional experience in public policy design; sustainability planning; or urban planning and economics. Qualified candidates will also have experience working with the public sector, as well as exposure to climate action planning, policy development, and program implementation.

The successful candidate will have experience in several of the following areas/project types:

  • Economic and fiscal impact analysis as it relates to regulatory policies and programs (e.g., climate action planning, achieving renewable energy targets)

  • Socioeconomic analysis

  • Equitable policy and strategy development related to infrastructure delivery

  • Funding and financing strategy for public sector investments

  • Implementation of new public policies and programs

  • Benefit-cost analysis for climate change vulnerability and action and adaptation plans

  • Triple bottom line / sustainable return on investment assessments

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 2 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional experience in public policy, urban planning, environmental or urban economics, or related fields

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Economics, or a related field

  • Experience designing and implementing public policies and programs related to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience

  • Ability to think critically, analyze policy, and write effectively

  • Experience leading discrete technical tasks related to quantitative and qualitative analysis, presenting and developing content for client deliverables and proposals, and presenting professional work at meetings

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

  • Strong technical skills, including experience with one or more of the following software packages:

  • ArcGIS and other spatial analysis tools

  • Quantitative/statistical programs such as R or Python

  • Evaluation of financial cashflows, particularly public finance, via Excel

Additional information:

  • Sponsorship is available for this position

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • AECOM encourages but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a worksite, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved accommodation must be received in order to enter an AECOM or worksite location in New York City, NY.

What We Offer

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

Job Category Economics

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 271740BR

Additional Locations US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Oakland, CA - 300 Lakeside Drive, US - San Francisco, CA - 150 California Street

Virtual: No

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.

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