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AECOM Associate Director, Net Zero Advisory in Dublin, Ireland

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Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Due to exceptional growth in demand for our services we are currently recruiting for an Associate Director with a track record of supporting businesses to develop and implement evidence-based and credible strategies towards net zero, to join our Carbon & ESG practice.

Our Carbon & ESG practice has a well-deserved reputation with FTSE100 and Fortune500 clients, governments, financial institutions, infrastructure owners and operators for net zero, resilience and ESG technical advisory services. Specially for net zero, we support clients to understand how future climate impacts and the transition to net zero needs to be considered at a project, business, sectoral and city level. We produce robust carbon footprints as well as reduction plans and routemaps for enterprises, projects and products as well as infrastructure assets, businesses, cities, and urban master plans. This role will be to focus on growing carbon and net zero related services with AECOM’s FTSE100 and Fortune500 clients in industrials, manufacturing, FMCG, chems/pharmas, and financial services predominantly working at an enterprise level.

It is an exciting time for AECOM. Since the launch of our global Sustainable Legacies strategy, reflecting the increased urgency to take action on climate change and sustainability, we have continued to see a significant increase in demand in this area from our clients and the wider business; and the interest is only growing. This advertised role is to support this growth and be part of our journey as we transition to a more sustainable future alongside our clients. It you are passionate about helping organisations transition to a resilient net zero future and integrate ESG into their decision making and support the leadership of a growing team, then get in touch for your next career move.


We are seeing an increase in demand to identify and implement low carbon and net zero pathways and solutions as we move towards a net zero future. This covers a wide variety of areas from carbon accounting, science-based target setting, net zero/low carbon strategy and implementation plans and credible offsetting strategies.,

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to:

  • Strengthen our position as a leader in carbon accounting and net zero strategy delivery across a range of sectors including (industrials, manufacturing, FMCG, chems/pharmas, and financial services) both in the UK and across the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

  • Working with the leadership of the Carbon & ESG practice and wider business to support the further development and expansion of our net zero transition implementation services.

  • Contribute to the delivery of our ambitious business plan; growing our share of the market in low carbon/net zero delivery by winning work with new/existing clients in the UK.

  • Lead and deliver commercially successful projects that maintain the high-quality professional outputs that we are known for.

  • Develop talent within the team through line management and mentoring and support the upskilling of our colleagues in both technical and business skills.

  • You will be supported by your line manager with regular mentoring and in continuing your professional development with training and support for chartership.

The successful candidate(s) will work collaboratively to deliver a range of low carbon/net zero projects, as well as supporting senior leaders in the practice and wider Environment & Sustainability Business Unit to grow the practice. We work from a range of our UK offices and are proud to have our Freedom to Grow programme which supports flexible working.


We are looking for established practitioners with the following:

  • Highly experienced in full Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon accounting including across complex multi-national organisations and a strong understanding in the application of key standards and guidelines. Experience in creating credible and evidence-based net zero and decarbonisation strategies and supporting businesses to develop and deliver implementation plans across scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emission sources.

  • Demonstrated delivery of strong technical and commercial decarbonisation outcomes and projects for FTSE100 and Fortune500 clients in industrials, manufacturing, FMCG, chems/pharmas, and financial services

  • Technical knowledge and / or training in a relevant field, such environment and sustainability, or environmental engineering.

  • Demonstratable knowledge on current UK/EU policy, legislation and guidance and wider best practice on carbon management, reporting, target setting and reduction (such as PAS2080:2023, SBTi, TCFD, etc)

  • An understanding of implementing credible carbon offsetting / nature-based solutions.

  • A desire to deliver technical excellence.

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: REF21473A

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid