AECOM Career opportunity to create a Net Zero and Resilient Future in Leeds, United Kingdom
Due to exceptional growth in demand for our services we are currently recruiting for enthusiastic, established individuals at all grades to join our Climate Change, Sustainability and Resilience (CCSR) practice.
Our CCSR 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. We produce robust climate assessments, carbon footprints and reduction plans for enterprises, projects and products as well as supporting climate change risk assessment and resilience and adaptation planning for businesses, cities, urban master plans and infrastructure assets. We also help clients with peer benchmarking, risk assessment, strategy development, and reporting to support their ESG programmes. Our work provides clients with greater confidence in decision making, business planning and operation of major projects, individual assets, multinational portfolios and cities The practice works across a wide range of sectors including highways, rail, aviation, power, water utilities and urban regeneration, industrials, manufacturing, FMCG, chems/pharmas, and financial services.
It is an exciting time for AECOM. We launched our global Sustainable Legacies strategy last year and have seen a significant increase in demand in this area from our clients and the wider business; and the interest is only growing. These advertised roles are to support this growth and be part of our journey as we transition to New Zero alongside our clients. It you are passionate about helping organisations transition to a resilient Net Zero future and integrate ESG into their decision making, then get in touch for your next career move.
The successful candidate(s) will work collaboratively to deliver a range of climate change, ESG and sustainability projects for infrastructure projects, multi-national businesses and cities 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.
Depending on your experience and aspirations a typical week could involve:
Conducting and delivering technical work across a range of CCSR projects;
Managing tasks and projects covering technical, quality and financial management;
Supporting and mentoring team members to build their capacity and expertise;
Liaising and collaborating with colleagues, clients and their advisors to deliver work on time, budget and achieving technical excellence;
Multitasking: working across several projects and proposals at one time;
Preparing costed proposals and other business development materials (e.g. for webinars, flyers, case studies, etc.);
Building positive long-term client relationships;
Building internal networks to promote CCSR services within AECOM; and
Supporting the CCSR practice leadership to identify and secure new internal and external opportunities.
You will be supported by your line manager with regular mentoring and in continuing your professional development with training and support for chartership.
We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with the following:
Holistic understanding of sustainability and Net Zero, with a particular interest in ESG and climate risk assessment and management;
Experience with carbon accounting (Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions) and reporting (across a range of protocols and regulatory regimes);
Strong understanding of climate change risk, urban resilience, and the role that infrastructure, spatial planning and governance plays in increasing resilience;
A demonstrated understanding of sustainability/ESG and climate accounting, management and disclosure standards and guidance for example PAS 2080, WRI, ISO14064, PAS2050, TCFD, SASB, GRI etc;
Experience in ESG and sustainability strategy, and climate risk assessment across businesses;
A desire to deliver technical excellence;
Project and financial management experience;
Commercial awareness for business development, marketing, and proposal preparation;
Great communication skills in English, fluency in other languages an advantage;
Solid numeracy skills, confidence in working with large data sets and advanced Excel skills; and
Problem solving abilities. Self-starter, who can design and deliver work under own initiative.
Experience with two or more of the following is also required:
Familiarity with climate projections including using them to build the case with colleagues, clients and their advisors for resilient and adaptive design and planning;
Urban / infrastructure climate risk assessment, climate adaption, nature-based solution and/or green financing;
Demonstrated experience in advising on and integrating low carbon and resilient solutions into infrastructure design and business planning;
Demonstrated experience in sustainable resource management, materials efficiency and circular economy;
Strong understanding and practical application of the requirements for climate assessment in EIA and ESIA; and
Demonstrated experience in advising on, and integrating, ESG risk management into operational activities and commercial planning.
The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.
To view our Sustainable Legacies Strategy - please visit https://publications.aecom.com/sustainable-legacies/
Please note this role is not suitable for Graduates without prior experience.
Candidates need to have full eligibility to work in the UK.
Your benefits will include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW
- way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
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 Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 270180BR
Additional Locations IE - Dublin - 24 Lower Hatch Street, IE - Dublin - Adelphi Plaza, UK - Basingstoke, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Leeds, UK - London - Aldgate Tower, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - Nottingham Regan Way, UK - St Albans, 10 Bricket Road
Clearance Required 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.