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AECOM Resilient and sustainable infrastructure career opportunities in Manchester, 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

Due to exceptional growth in demand for our services we are currently recruiting for enthusiastic individuals with a track record of integrating climate adaptation as well as wider sustainability into infrastructure 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 support clients to understand how the future climate and transition to net zero needs to be considered at a project, business and city level. We produce robust carbon footprints and reduction plans for enterprises, projects and products as well as supporting climate change risk assessment and resilience and adaptation planning for infrastructure assets, businesses, cities, and urban master plans.

We also help clients with net zero planning, risk assessment, strategy development, project preparation, capacity-building, 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. Since the launch of our global Sustainable Legacies strategy we 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 a more sustainable future 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.


We are seeing an increase in demand for climate risk assessment and associated adaptation and resilience strategies. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to:

  • Strengthen our position as a leader in climate risk assessment and adaptation strategies for infrastructure, large-scale regeneration, and cities both in the UK and across the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

  • Develop our climate change resilience service offerings with practical and viable solutions for clients.

  • Deliver our ambitious business plan; growing our share of the market in infrastructure and wider urban resilience and climate adaptation by winning work with new/existing clients in the UK and across the EMEA region.

  • Support our infrastructure and urban design teams deliver more climate resilient projects.

  • Ensure effective delivery through project and financial management for complex assignments.

  • Maintain high quality professional outputs.

  • Develop talent within the team through line management and mentoring and support the upskilling of our colleagues on climate change.

You will be supported by your line manager with regular mentoring and in continuing your professional development with training and support for chartership.

The successful candidate(s) will work collaboratively to deliver a range of climate change, ESG and sustainability projects for infrastructure projects, multi-national businesses, international finance institutions, development banks, local, regional, and national governments 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.


We are looking for established practitioners with the following:

  • Experience in climate risk assessment of infrastructure systems and assets, including developing/designing adaptation and resilient solutions (incl. engineered and natural solutions) for infrastructure.

  • Experience across a range of infrastructure sectors: urban infrastructure, transport, water/wastewater, waste, energy, etc.

  • Technical knowledge and / or training in a relevant field, such as civil or environmental engineering, infrastructure planning and development, urban planning, policy and governance, or urban economic development;

  • Proven track record in winning and delivering infrastructure and/or urban/regional climate risk assessment and adaptation strategies both in the UK and overseas.

  • Experience with climate change mitigation and adaptation projects and strong understanding of the role that infrastructure interventions, spatial planning and governance play to increase sustainability and resilience of development.

  • Familiarity with climate projections including using them to build the case with colleagues, clients and their advisors for resilient and adaptive design and planning. Ability to use climate projections at spatial scales an advantage.

  • Familiarity with wider sustainability and Net Zero, and linkages with adaptation and resilience for infrastructure and urban development.

  • Experience managing small teams including subcontractors in the delivery of technical outputs, and strong understanding of commercial aspects of project management.

  • A desire to deliver technical excellence.

  • A solution-oriented self-starter who can design and deliver work under own initiative.

  • Commercial awareness for technical delivery, business development, marketing, and proposal preparation.

  • Strong industry profile with experience presenting at conferences and publishing knowledge products in professional journals or other channels.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English with experience managing stakeholder engagement events and capacity building workshops. Fluency in other languages an advantage.

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.

Please note this role is not suitable for Graduates without prior experience. Candidates need to have full eligibility to work in the UK.

Additional Information

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.

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: REF12991B

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid