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AECOM Senior ESG Adviser in London, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM’s rapidly growing ESG Advisory team is seeking experienced consultants with an industry reputation and a valued ESG network, to increase the depth and capacity of our sector and market insights for our key clients.

In this role, you will join our 40+ strong team of passionate and dedicated regional and global senior ESG advisers offering our clients the benefits of their experience addressing the risks and opportunities that a maturing ESG landscape provides.

Our ESG Advisory practice provides clients the insights and pragmatic solutions garnered from 20+ years of our passionate climate change and sustainable development teams around the world, connected through our virtual global network and digital solutions.

Our work covers the full range of services and solutions our clients require on their sustainability and net zero journeys. As an experienced adviser, you will be able to offer deep insights on one or more of the key challenges our teams are addressing, including:

  • Resilience and adaptation to accelerating climate impacts

  • Infrastructure decarbonisation and energy transition

  • Net Zero real estate and building portfolio decarbonisation

  • Sustainable resource management and the circular economy

  • Land use optimisation in the context of nature-based solutions and natural climate solutions

  • Creating social value and positive social impact across city and infrastructure development

At AECOM our primary purpose is to enable sustainable infrastructure and in achieving that you can expect to work with clients from across our priority sectors including transportation, water, energy, buildings and the natural environment. Our work varies from high-level ESG strategy development, target setting and reporting to net zero and circular economy pathways, through into specialty strategies that meet our client’s material risks and opportunities associated with land and estate optimisation, climate resilience and the energy transition.

Key Responsibilities

As a senior member of our ESG Advisory team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Growth : working with our client account managers and marketing leads, to create and identify ESG opportunities, leading the capture of high-profile projects that will grow our ESG Advisory portfolio and contribute to strategic commissions

  • Project leadership : leading our ESG and sustainability teams to deliver for our clients on secured ESG Advisory work and following up with insights for our key client account managers on pull-through work opportunities

  • Expertise : offering your technical expertise and industry knowledge to our business leaders and to our marketing and communications teams, securing thought leadership and speaking opportunities that demonstrate your insights and experience

  • Strategy : supporting the ESG Advisory practice lead and senior management with strategic support to grow the business

  • Capacity : supporting the technical development of the ESG Advisory practice and bringing in additional recruits to the business while developing the career progression of colleagues to reach their full potential.

Role competencies and behaviours

  • Client focus – demonstrates deep customer insight, models a client driven culture, spearheads and supports market-focused solutions

  • Industry Leadership – cultivates leading ESG expertise, champions systems thinking and integrated client solutions, builds on global reputation as industry leader

  • Employee development – evidenced ability to recruit and cultivate high performing teams

  • Strategic Mindset – demonstrates strategic market insight, shapes organizational strategy to achieve ESG growth goals, skilfully navigates rapidly evolving ESG priorities

  • Global / Regional Reach – familiar with more than one key market, cross-cultural business savvy drives integrated client solutions, balancing geography/local capabilities and resources, seeks team synergies

  • Communicates Masterfully – builds broad and deep external networks, uses a full range of available communication channels to inspire and engage others, demonstrates empathy and exceptional active listening skills, elicits feedback and encourages others to speak up


As an established operator in the field, you will have a majority of the below experiences:

  • Track record developing new ESG focussed consultancy opportunities and writing winning proposals.

  • Evidenced portfolio of projects where you have advised clients on ESG strategies and pathways that are supporting transition to a sustainable, low carbon future

  • Robust understanding of the global ESG reporting ecosystem and disclosure standards including SASB, GRI, GRESB, TCFD, CDP, EcoVadis, the GHG Protocol and SBTi

  • Financial acumen, allowing you to understand the market context of a clients ESG aspirations and offer solutions that support a viable business case

  • Experience leading and managing projects that deliver required client outcomes within time and budget

Additional Information

We appreciate that with the rapid escalation in demand for sustainability and ESG experts, there will be competing demands for your skills and talents. Know that by considering AECOM, you could be joining a purpose-driven organisation challenged by our leadership and stakeholders to leave a sustainable legacy on every project we touch. Your work will have a material impact on the built environment.

Our vision for our ESG Advisory practice is to holistically support our clients on their ambitious ESG transformations, providing strategic advice at the highest levels and going on to deliver advanced sustainability solutions across their entire organization. Our ESG Advisory practitioners are recognized as industry leaders and experts, and our ESG Advisory offer is a clients’ entry point to unlock dedicated, long-term technical support that will carry them through their multi-decade ESG transition and decarbonization journeys.

When considering our role for you, we understand that you may not have started your career with an environmental or sustainability-focussed undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification. Indeed, we are more interested in the industry insights and competencies, which you will have built up over your career and which you can apply confidently at a very senior client level, to pursue ESG focussed opportunity, growth and transformation.

Our Senior ESG Advisory roles are available for any metro location around the world where there is a significant AECOM office hub. We are open to full time and part time work arrangements.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10075861

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Business Development