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AECOM Net Zero and Resilient Infrastructure Career Opportunities in Nottingham, 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 delivering sustainability projects and programmes join our Climate Change, Sustainability and Resilience (CCSR) practice.

Our CCSR practice has a well-deserved reputation with infrastructure owners and operators, FTSE100 and Fortune500 clients, governments, financial institutions, for Net Zero Resilient and ESG technical advisory services. We produce carbon assessments and management plans, robust climate assessments, carbon footprints and reduction plans as well as supporting climate change risk assessment and resilience and adaptation planning. We also help clients with peer benchmarking, risk assessment, strategy development, 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. We launched our global Sustainable Legacies strategy last year and 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 New Zero 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 particular growth in our work cross the infrastructure sector including enabling the developing of new energy infrastructure critical for a net zero resilient future. The successful candidate(s) will work collaboratively to deliver a range of climate change, ESG and sustainability programmes and projects for infrastructure projects and owners predominantly across the UK and Ireland 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.

Depending on your experience and aspirations a typical week could involve:

  • Conducting and delivering technical work across a range of ESG related projects for major infrastructure owners and operators.

  • Managing tasks and projects covering technical, quality and financial management;

  • Supporting and mentoring team members to build their capacity and expertise;

  • Liaising and collaborating with colleagues, clients and their advisors to deliver work on time, budget and achieving technical excellence;

  • Multitasking: working across several projects and proposals at one time;

  • Preparing costed proposals and other business development materials (e.g. for webinars, flyers, case studies, etc.);

  • Building positive long-term client relationships;

  • Building internal networks to promote CCSR services within AECOM; and

  • Supporting the CCSR practice leadership to identify and secure new internal and external opportunities.

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



We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with the following:

  • Demonstrated delivery of sustainability outcomes in the infrastructure sector;

  • Holistic understanding of sustainability and Net Zero, with a particular interest in decarbonisation (Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions), climate risk assessment and management;

  • A demonstrated understanding of sustainability/ESG and climate accounting, management and disclosure standards and guidance for example PAS 2080, WRI, ISO14064, PAS2050, TCFD, SASB, GRI etc;

  • A desire to deliver technical excellence;

  • Project and financial management experience.

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

  • Team player with experience of managing teams and mentoring staff.

  • Great communication skills in English, fluency in other languages an advantage.

  • Solid numeracy skills, confidence in working with large data sets and advanced Excel skills; and

  • Problem solving abilities. Self-starter, who can design and deliver work under own initiative.

Experience with two or more of the following is also required:

  • Familiarity with climate protections including using them to build the case with colleagues, clients and their advisors for resilient and adaptive design and planning.

  • Urban / infrastructure climate risk assessment, climate adaption, nature-based solution and/or green financing.

  • Demonstrated experience in advising on and integrating low carbon and resilient solutions into infrastructure design and business planning.

  • Demonstrated experience in sustainable resource management, materials efficiency and circular economy.

  • Strong understanding and practical application of the requirements for climate assessment in EIA and ESIA; and

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.

To view our Sustainable Legacies Strategy - please visit

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

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.

Additional Information

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: REF12970U

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid