AECOM Associate Director ESG Advisory in Warrington, United Kingdom
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Due to exceptional growth in demand for our ESG advisory services we are currently recruiting for an Associate Director to join our Carbon & ESG practice. We support clients to understand their existing and emerging risks and opportunities for their organisation and commercial strategy, including operations, investments, supply chain, and end markets, to develop an appropriate response to these factors and incorporate within business planning, to measure progress achieved in strategy implementation and performance, and to disclose on their ESG programme and outcomes.
Our Carbon & ESG 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 their existing and emerging risks and opportunities for their organisation and commercial strategy, including operations, investments, supply chain, and end markets, to develop an appropriate response to these factors and incorporate within business planning, to measure progress achieved in strategy implementation and performance, and to disclose on their ESG programme and outcomes.
We also help clients with climate change adaptation and resilience, climate change and water risk assessment, net zero planning, major project preparation, and capacity-building. 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 industrials, manufacturing, FMCG, chems/pharmas, financial services, highways, rail, aviation, power, carbon capture and storage, water utilities and urban regeneration.
It is an exciting time for AECOM. Since the launch of our global Sustainable Legacies strategy we have continued to see a significant increase in demand in this area from our clients and the wider business; and the interest is only growing. This advertised role is to support this growth and be part of the leadership of CCSR as we transition to a more sustainable future alongside our clients. If 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 ESG advisory services. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to:
Strengthen our position as a leader in ESG advisory services for business, finance, and infrastructure clients in the UK and across the European region.
Develop our ESG service offerings with practical and viable solutions for clients.
Contribute to the delivery of our ambitious business plan; growing our share of the ESG advisory market by winning work with new/existing clients in the UK and across the European.
Lead and deliver commercially successful projects that maintain the high-quality professional outputs that we are known for.
Develop talent within the team through line management and mentoring and support the upskilling of our colleagues on climate change resilience and adaptation.
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 be part of the Carbon & ESG leadership and be expected to work collaboratively to lead and deliver a range of ESG, climate change, and sustainability projects for multi-national businesses and investors local, regional, and national governments, as well as supporting senior AECOM leaders in the wider Environment, Water and Energy end markets. We work from a range of our UK offices and are proud to have our Freedom to Grow programme which supports flexible working.
We welcome applications from those with track records in ESG advisory services and experienced in:
Identifying corporate obligations within the global sustainability landscape, including different stakeholders and their interests, reporting and transparency trends and evolving legislation.
Assessing ESG risks and identifying and implementing mitigation solutions across a range of sectors and scales, from strategic business wide approaches to individual sites and/or activities.
Applying sustainability reporting frameworks and standards including GRI, Integrated Reporting, SASB, TCFD, and TNFD among others.
Developing sustainable procurement procedures and systems.
Conducting ESG due diligence for transactions and compliance purposes.
Working with and advising senior management and Executive Committee members.
Implementing ESG strategy and programmes.
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. 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.
Candidates need to have full eligibility to work in the UK.
AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.
Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have 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.
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.
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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
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Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India
Career Area: Consulting Services
Work Location Model: Hybrid