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AECOM Sustainability Consultant - Energy in Chicago, Illinois

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

AECOM has a position available for an Sustainability Consultant to join the Energy & ESG Advisory team to work in Chicago, IL or several other prime AECOM locations. This is a hybrid position involving an opportunity to work remotely combined with some in-office/client site presence as requested/needed.

This team works on a variety of grid modernization, smart city, resilience, and decarbonization related initiatives for municipal, utility, and private clients. Examples of topics covered by this team include building and transportation decarbonization, microgrids, distributed generation, energy efficiency, district energy systems, net-zero buildings & communities, monitoring base commissioning infrastructure, energy-water nexus, and coordinated infrastructure investment.

The Sustainability Consultant will report to the Energy & ESG Advisory Planning Lead to drive forward solutions for clients and partners.

Responsibilities for the position include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Primary tasks will include:

  • Designing approaches to equitable engagement in support of advisory and planning projects

  • Execution of engagement plans in collaboration with technical experts, subconsultant partners, communities, and client stakeholders

  • Synthesis of engagement outcomes to inform project analyses and deliverables

  • Support of strategic growth initiatives and business development

  • The Sustainability Consultant may also be responsible for supporting advisory projects in other ways including deliverable drafting, synthesizing concepts into written and visual reports for both non-technical and technical audiences, or research.

  • Success in this position requires a dynamic individual with high energy and motivation with an acute passion for developing creative client solutions based on relevant and diverse stakeholder input and growing a collaborative team.

  • Critical requirements include teamwork skills, experience in social impact, equity, or environmental justice, knowledge of the energy/infrastructure industries, and the ability to develop high quality and creative project deliverables in a fast-paced and ever-evolving industry.

  • Experience and ability to create and deliver presentations to audiences of all levels and backgrounds about technical and non-technical topics.

  • Strong management abilities, both individually and as part of a team.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, creative problem-solving, and leadership skills

  • Proficiency with engagement tools and platforms


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS and 4+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience to include leading community and stakeholder engagement for planning projects

  • Previous utility or municipal government work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in communications, economics, policy, engineering, business, education, urban planning, or related, relevant field preferred

  • Graduate Degree in communications, policy, engineering, economics, business, urban planning, or relevant field is favorable

  • 6+ years of experience is desired

  • Demonstrated writing skills and ability to communicate complex processes or ideas simplistically

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Previous work experience and/or background in energy savings projects, sustainability, resilience, smart city technology, climate, project management, or equity related fields

  • Related certifications such as Certified Energy Manager (CEM), LEED, WELL, Envision or similar including those relating to engagement and facilitation is helpful.

Additional Information

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

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: J10080650

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid