AECOM Associate Director - Environmental Economics in London, United Kingdom
Business Line Environment
Position Title Associate Director - Environmental Economics
United Kingdom - London
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognised by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customised and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects.
AECOM’s Policy and Appraisal practice area is a specialist interdisciplinary policy research, assessment, and evaluation team based in our London Aldgate, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol and Plymouth offices. The team comprises 24 staff specialising in natural capital and ecosystem services; social impact measurement and valuation; climate change policy and finance; strategic environmental assessment (SEA)/sustainability appraisal; and local and neighbourhood planning. We are a leading provider of environmental economics expertise with a significant portfolio of natural capital and ecosystem services projects across a range of sectors. We work with national and local government, communities and businesses to help them to identify, account for and ultimately protect or enhance the value of natural capital that they own, manage, impact or depend upon. We anticipate a growing demand for our environmental economics expertise in light of drivers including the Government’s recently published 25-Year Plan for the Environment.
AECOM’s Policy and Appraisal practice area is currently looking to recruit an Associate Director - Environmental Economics. The Policy and Appraisal practice sits within a wider Environment and Planning (E&P) team which constitutes one of the largest environment and planning consultancies in the UK. E&P provides strategic planning, environmental and social consultancy advice for a wide spectrum of policies, plans, programmes, strategies and infrastructure and development projects. Project sectors range from water, power, transport, forestry and waste management, to urban regeneration, industrial facilities, onshore and offshore oil and gas, marine and coastal projects.
The successful candidate will report to a Technical Director and will be expected to work on a range of projects; handling and being accountable for a number of tasks simultaneously. The role will require technical knowledge of environmental valuation techniques, project appraisal (e.g. cost-benefit analysis) and market-based instruments, excellent team working and communication skills, client liaison, the capacity to write clear, accessible reports and the ability to deliver to deadlines. The successful candidate will ideally have consultancy experience but this is by no means essential. The position will be based at AECOM’s London Aldgate office and may require occasional travel to other AECOM and client offices in the UK and overseas.
The successful candidate will be expected to undertake the following illustrative roles and responsibilities:
Lead the delivery of natural capital and ecosystem services assessments, modelling and related policy research projects to ensure projects are delivered on time and to the highest standard
Understand and implement project management principles and fully appreciate the need to work within project budgets
Prioritise project actions and meet commitments on an on-going basis while taking ownership and responsibility for the completion and quality of work
Analyse both qualitative and quantitative data effectively and carry out desk based studies and site visits as required
Keep up-to-date with relevant policy and guidance relating to natural capital, ecosystem services and environmental valuation
Work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary and wider team to ensure the smooth running of projects
Communicate effectively with their line manager, project managers, clients, project teams and other members of the Policy and Appraisal practice area via telephone, e-mail, letters, reports and presentations
Participate in team and client meetings as required
Support business development through preparing Expressions of Interest and tender submissions and working to continuously improve our service offer to clients
Actively support marketing activities related to natural capital and environmental economics services and proactively promote best practice and innovation across our business.
The successful candidate will require the following specific skills
Experience in conducting economic appraisal, cost-benefit analysis and, ideally, developing environmental markets
Experience in the practical application of environmental valuation techniques
Confidence in using quantitative techniques (experience in econometric and statistical techniques would be beneficial)
An understanding of policy in various environmental disciplines would be advantageous
A significant level of relevant post-graduate experience
- You will have obtained a bachelor’s degree and hold at least a master’s level qualification in environmental, ecological or natural resource economics or have equivalent work experience.
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Job Category Economics
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 184662BR
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.