AECOM Senior Environmental Economist in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - London, London - UK
We’re looking for an experienced environmental economist with the passion and skills to help steer the world towards a better future for communities and the environment, through collaboration, expert knowledge and daring to think differently.
You’ll be committed to tackling environmental and sustainability challenges using techniques that help our clients to better account for the value of nature in their decision-making. You will have good knowledge of environment and sustainability legislation, policy, guidance, and best practice particularly in relation to economic valuation, natural capital, ecosystem services, biodiversity, nature-based solutions and environmental net gain.
As a Senior Environmental Economist in our Natural Capital team you’ll be involved in developing the approach to, and delivering projects for public, private and third sector organisations both in the UK and internationally across a range of sectors including water, energy, agriculture, forestry, transport and extractives. The team works across all aspects of the natural capital agenda including natural capital accounting and assessment, biodiversity and environmental net gain analysis, and markets and payments for ecosystem services.
You’ll employ your creativity to develop ideas and solutions to deliver effective environmental and sustainability outcomes and improved project performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in our Natural Capital Laboratory – an area of wilderness in the Scottish Highlands at which we are trialing new technologies and techniques for collecting, analyzing and communicating information on environmental change.
You’ll need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious, as well as having:
Experience in economic valuation using non-market valuation methods to support policy- and decision-making
Excellent numerical, analytical and economic modelling skills and the aptitude to understand and communicate complex technical information
Excellent research and report writing skills
The ability to work as part of a team and the capacity to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, clients and stakeholders
A willingness to work flexibly across different areas
An ability to work to deadlines, work flexibly under pressure and respond to changing project and programme demands
An ability to manage project budgets
Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to structure and prioritise the delivery of project outputs effectively while working as part of a team
An ability to think creatively and to advance innovative ideas
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams.
You will have a postgraduate degree in Environmental Economics or a closely related field and a reasonable level of relevant experience. Ideally, too, you will have a good understanding of the potential for digital solutions to assist in tackling environment and sustainability challenges and be able to help us in delivering AECOM’s digital transformation agenda
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 Planning
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 245967BR
Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - St. Albans
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.