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AECOM Sustainability Team Leader in Dublin, Ireland

Company Description

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

AECOM’s Sustainability team are industry leaders in the field of low carbon design and sustainability in the built environment. Our projects range from working with national and local Government to support policy makers, to developing energy and sustainability strategies for the design and planning of new developments or to assisting clients to decarbonise their existing buildings and estates.

We are looking to expand our established Building Engineering consultancy team in Ireland by the addition of a team of sustainable and net zero buildings specialists. We require a Sustainability Team Leader who will be based in our Dublin office to lead this new and exciting opportunity.

You will be required to grow and lead this team, reporting into the Head of Sustainability for the UK Regions and Ireland. You will be expected to be a seller/doer, able to win and deliver consultancy and strategic advisory work on the basis of your own expertise and knowledge, and by leveraging AECOM’s wider national and global pool of expertise and staff resources. We expect you to work closely with our experts in our 100+ strong sustainability team as well as wider AECOM colleagues and external partners to deliver this work.

The job responsibilities will include:

  • Work winning: preparing bids and proposals and responding to tenders to win work (supported by our local and national Pursuits Team and Sector leads)

  • Collaboration: working with other AECOM teams and the UK Sustainability group to develop winning bids and to deliver successful projects

  • Recruitment and line management: you will have the opportunity to recruit staff (supported by our Talent Acquisition team) to grow a team in Dublin.

  • Project management and delivery of consultancy services, including the management of multi-disciplinary teams

  • Client engagement: engaging directly with established AECOM clients in Ireland to understand their sustainability challenges and to present and showcase our sustainability and net zero offering

  • Thought leadership: preparing thought leadership articles and presenting at key external events to showcase AECOM’s expertise and contribute to the Net Zero debate in Ireland.



  • Proven track record of winning work to provide sustainability and net zero consultancy services for the built environment.

  • Significant experience of delivering energy, carbon and sustainability consultancy and strategic advisory services to a range of private and public sector clients.

  • Experience with line management.

  • Experience of project managing consultancy assignments involving multiple disciplines and/or teams and stakeholders.

  • An ability to communicate effectively, be client-facing and write concise and clear reports.

  • An understanding of the EU and Ireland specific policy and regulatory framework relating to energy use, carbon emissions from and sustainability of buildings.

  • A detailed knowledge of the measures and systems for reducing carbon emissions within the built environment, including energy demand reduction, renewable energy generation, and low carbon energy supply and demand management options.

  • Experience of team working in a consultancy environment, to deadlines and a fixed budget.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience of working with key clients in Ireland (such as Government, Universities, Health Trusts, Rail, Local Authorities, etc.)

  • Knowledge of low carbon district heating networks.

  • Experience with energy and carbon related policy research and development of regulations and guidance.

  • Experience of working with commercial real estate clients to develop GHG emissions baselines, science-based targets and net zero pathways.


  • A good Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics or mathematics related discipline (building services and/or energy related qualifications are highly desirable), although strong candidates with other science backgrounds will be considered.

  • A building sustainability/energy related MSc is desirable.

*If not currently chartered, should be working towards chartership with a relevant institution (e.g., CIBSE, Energy Institute, IMechE, IEMA)

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: J10094228

Business Line: Building Engineering

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid