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AECOM Professional / Senior Sustainability Consultant in Melbourne, Australia

Job Summary

AECOM’s Melbourne Sustainability & Resilience team is a group of like-minded professionals working collaboratively to deliver outstanding sustainability and resilience outcomes for our cities and communities. We are collaborative, grounded and maintain a strong focus on planetary outcomes beneficial to our natural and communal environment. We are seeking Professional and Senior Professional advisors with interests in sustainability, decarbonisation and climate resilience to join our team of diverse, supportive, change orientated professionals.

Through AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies strategy, we are embedding sustainability and resilience into everything we do. We are currently working across a number of major projects and clients to help implement and facilitate ideas, initiatives and tools to better understand and address sustainability and resilience challenges. We are using our skills and strengths to drive change, develop solutions and support our clients and projects to meet and exceed their sustainability goals and objectives. This role will provide you the opportunity to work on unique, impactful projects helping our clients and communities reduce their environmental and social impacts and adjust to a changing climate. The role also presents opportunities to work collaboratively across AECOM design and engineering teams and the broader ANZ Sustainability and Resilience practice on projects from the local to the national and international scales. The types of projects we get involved in include embedding sustainability and resilience into the planning and delivery of infrastructure, undertaking climate risk and adaptation studies and developing community resilience strategies .

We are a diverse team that values diverse perspectives. We invest in our team members and support each other, providing mentoring, technical support and opportunities to engage in large scale, city shaping projects which improve lives and support resilience. We care about each other, our planet and its future.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Support projects to prepare outputs and deliverables that meet contract requirements and are aligned with project plans

  • Provide technical advice to resolve client and project requirements

  • Prepare reports, proposals, tender documents and correspondence

  • Work collaboratively across AECOM’s business lines and regions to support an embedded approach aligned with AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies strategy

  • Undertake ad-hoc project related tasks as required which may include studies and assessments, data analysis, technical writing, presentations, and legislation research

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients to enhance client retention and growth.

Minimum Requirements

Ideally, you will have:

  • 3+ years’ experience working in sustainability and resilience and an understanding of current industry trends related to infrastructure sustainability and climate resilience is desirable

  • Consulting, engineering, decarbonisation and/or resource modelling experience will be highly regarded

  • Demonstrated experience working in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment

  • Passion for innovation and project delivery

  • Collaborative team and client approach

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in sustainability, environmental science/management, environmental engineering (or similar).

Benefits at AECOM

AECOM is a place where you can maximise your innovative thinking and collaborate with a diverse range of highly intelligent and talented people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, transformational, and iconic projects.

We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer, and inclusion and diversity are embedded in our core values and are key drivers of our success. Our innovation is enhanced by our ability to draw from a wealth of different backgrounds and experiences. Our teams are made of diverse individuals who work collaboratively to deliver a better world.

As a leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, at AECOM, we prioritise and respond to environmental and net-zero mandates for ourselves and our clients, and support projects and programs that uplift communities and create positive social impact.

We provide a welcoming and stimulating work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development and wellbeing.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part-time and job share options

  • Working from Home Tool Kits and mobile phone

  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices

  • Paid Parental and Partner Leave

  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging

  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers

  • Wellbeing benefits e.g., vaccinations, health insurance discounts

  • Employee stock purchase plans

  • Professional memberships

  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

What We Offer

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.

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

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263720BR

Virtual: 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.