AECOM Senior Urban Resilience Analyst in London, United Kingdom

Business Line Building Engineering

Position Title Senior Urban Resilience Analyst

United Kingdom - London

London

Job Summary

Aecom are currently recruiting for a Senior Urban Resilience Analyst to join our Aldgate Tower office in London.

The successful Senior Urban Resilience Analyst will support the growth of AECOM’s Sustainable Cities team. This team of five sits within our wider Sustainable Development Groups, one of the largest dedicated sustainability teams in the country. You will focus on developing resilience and climate adaptation strategies for cities and large urban masterplans. The successful candidate will be expected to liaise with our existing network of clients including 100 Resilient Cities, the UNISDR and C40 as well as generate new leads focusing on building resilience to various urban shocks and stresses. With a good understanding of all urban challenges and specifically from climate change, you will help our clients plan understand how they might be impacted and plan forward looking strategies, develop policies and create and monitor action plans for the delivery of interventions across the built environment and infrastructure.

About the offices:

Aecom’s new UK headquarters, at Aldgate Tower in east London, is an example of activity-based working in action. The company used the move from its old base in the West End to rethink ideas of what a head office could be and how to energise its workers.

The design strategy designated 50% of the space as collaborative, to foster interaction and informal meetings. There are touchdown and break-out spaces, plus quiet working areas. Internal accommodation stairs complement the usual lifts and escape stairs, encouraging networking. Agile working protocols mean desks are shared by a team, with 25% of them “sit-stand”. Unified communications have replaced desk phones and terminals with laptops, smartphones and pervasive Wi-Fi.

Extensive research, employee engagement and training accompanied the move, which has resulted in the highest utilisation rate of all Aecom’s UK offices. Staff attrition has more than halved in the year since Aecom moved in. Feedback from teams throughout the building has been positive, with employees noting that the new workplace has increased productivity.

The successful candidate(s) will need to show how they can add value to AECOMs offering to the commercial sector building on AECOMs experiences at Aldgate Tower.

Minimum Requirements

Experience:

  • Bachelor and higher qualification in at least one of Urban Sustainability, Environmental, Climate Change or other urban planning fields

  • At least post graduate professional experience in an urban resilience /climate adaptation planning role or similar

  • In strategic planning for urban climate adaptation

  • Understanding of the UK and international urban planning and masterplanning processes

  • Preferable experience of using climate change projections and impact models such as UKCP09

  • Preferable experience with climate mitigation/emissions reduction

  • Preferable experience managing small to medium projects with high levels of autonomy

  • Developing project proposals

Skills:

  • Excellent writing ability

  • Strong verbal communication and confident presenting to clients

  • Strategic thinker

  • Strong quantitative/data analytics

  • Willingness to travel

  • Preferable proficiency in GIS tools such as ArcGIS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor and higher qualification in at least one of Urban Sustainability, Environmental, Climate Change or other urban planning fields

  • Preferable experience of using climate change projections and impact models such as UKCP09

  • Preferable experience with climate mitigation/emissions reduction

  • Preferable experience managing small to medium projects with high levels of autonomy

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 have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. 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

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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Building Surveying

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184925BR

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.