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AECOM Scope 1 & 2 Emissions Data Management and Analytics Lead in Chicago, Illinois

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

AECOM is seeking a Scope 1 & 2 Emissions Data Management & Analytics Lead . Reporting to the Operational Net Zero Workstream Lead within our Corporate Net Zero (CNZ) team, this role will significantly contribute to the implementation of AECOM’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) / Sustainable Legacies Strategy with responsibility for Scope 1 and 2 emissions data management and analysis. The candidate will focus on emissions data from our offices and fleet vehicles to enable the reduction of Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 60% by 2030, and all emissions by 90% by 2040, to ultimately achieve science-based net zero by 2040. This is a significant opportunity for an ambitious candidate to drive operational change, reduce carbon and be a key person progressing one of AECOM’s top strategic priorities.

This position will offer flexibility for remote / virtual work schedules and can be based from a variety of locations in the US or UK.

Job Responsibilities

As a key member of the CNZ team you will:

  • Be a leader in the Environmental Data Management workstream by managing all aspect of AECOM’s Scope 1 and 2 emissions data management and reporting (e.g., interpreting fuel usage, energy bills, and real estate metrics)

  • Manage AECOM’s annual emissions calculation and verification program, including the development and implementation of data improvement initiatives

  • Monitor developments in external reporting standards and best practices then syndicate to inform data and reporting strategy

  • Prepare analysis, commentary, and presentation material for the monthly and quarterly Sustainable Legacies operational review meetings

  • Develop environmental data quality policies and processes

  • Provide key stakeholder groups including, AECOM Executive Leadership Team (ELT), ESG Council, Sustainable Legacies Steering Committee and regional ESG implementation teams with analysis and reporting

  • Support the annual planning process including greenhouse gas reduction initiative cost benefit analysis and offsetting forecasting

  • Be an active member of the CNZ team and participate in all meetings, forums, workshops

  • Use data visualization tools and techniques to inform decisions for various stakeholders

  • Exhibit flexibility and willingness to take on new responsibilities and assignments as they are identified

  • Work under limited supervision


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a science, environmental, engineering, or quantitative field, or similar, plus at least 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Office tools

  • Ability to learn new software and technologies quickly

  • Strong organizational skills - ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Outstanding oral communication, written and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience within a public company of similar structure and complexity to AECOM

  • Working knowledge of Power BI, Tableau, or similar visualization tool

  • Working knowledge of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (

  • Ability to establish strong working relationships. Effective at building appropriate rapport

  • Solid business acumen and ability to convey complex concepts

  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and work successfully both independently and in a team

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship for US work authorization is not available for this position

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: J10086298

Business Line: Corporate

Business Group: Corporate

Strategic Business Unit: Office of Corporate Services

Career Area: Finance

Work Location Model: Remote