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AECOM Operational Net Zero Lead in Denver, Colorado

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Reporting to the Corporate Net Zero (CNZ) Program Manager, this role will significantly contribute to the implementation of AECOM’s Climate Strategy with responsibility for operational emissions (Scope 1, 2 and business travel) reduction to support the achievement of science-based net zero by 2040 and interim carbon reduction goals. The role holder will also guide the procurement of climate commodities including renewable energy and carbon credits to mitigate interim operational emissions. 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 hybrid work schedules (including a combination of both in-office and virtual/telecommute work) and can be based from a variety of locations in the United States or United Kingdom.

Job Responsibilities

As a key member of the CNZ you will:

  • Support the development of AECOM’s Scope 1, 2 and business travel decarbonisation roadmap, including opportunity cost analysis, stakeholder engagement and communications, regional budgeting/implementation planning

  • Project manage scope 1, 2 and business travel initiative implementation (e.g. decarbonizing fleet vehicles, increasing renewable energy use, encouraging sustainable modes of travel), in collaboration with Corporate and regional Fleet, Real Estate, Facilities Management, Operational and Safety, Health & Environment and Travel teams

  • Provide advice and guidance on how to reduce emissions from fleet, offices and business travel for a global network of stakeholders

  • Responsible for procurement and investment strategies for climate commodities including renewable electricity and carbon credits

  • Support the global development of Green Teams and associates program

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

  • Line management responsibility for the Scope 1, 2 and Business Travel Data Lead as a key member of the Data Workstream

  • Assist with reporting and communications with key stakeholder groups including, AECOM ELT, ESG Council, Sustainable Legacies Steering Committee and regional ESG implementation teams.

  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to develop regular internal and external communications on ESG

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

  • Keep up to date with the latest climate science and ESG trends, and the implications for the industry and clients (including coordinating with sustainability practitioners to do so)


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS plus at least 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Exceptional communication skills including the ability to achieve results through advocacy and persuasion to influence internal policy, procurement decisions, and behaviours

  • The ability to operate with credibility both at a senior level and also globally across the business – comfortable reporting into and engaging with senior executives and advising on progress and challenges

Preferred Experience

  • Experience of how to transition vehicle fleet to Ultra Low Emissions

  • Experience in decarbonising real estate, travel and of renewable energy markets

  • Understanding of relevant policy, particularly in key geographies

  • Experience working in similarly large, complex, global organizations including flexibility to support a variety of global time zones

  • Experience in decarbonisation strategic planning and implementation of initiatives, particularly in the USA

  • Experience in operational improvement & change management

  • Experience in developing and implementing climate commodity procurement strategies for offsets and renewable energy

  • Experience in supporting detailed data analysis (with awareness of market-based vs location-based Scope 2 reporting)

  • Self-starter, able to work independently for periods

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $93,000.00 - $171,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at 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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10111515

Business Line: Corporate

Business Group: Corporate

Strategic Business Unit: Office of the COO

Career Area: Operations & Maintenance

Work Location Model: Hybrid