AECOM Senior Planner in Denver, Colorado
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.
Senior Planner with Sustainability Focus
AECOM is seeking a passionate Sustainability Planner to be based in Denver, CO and part of our Sustainable Planning Team and AECOM’s global Climate Advisory Team. The team provides planning and consulting on sustainable buildings and communities projects across the west and internationally for public, private and federal clients. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting and challenging opportunities in a creative environment where they can grow, learn and thrive.
AECOM's Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design and planning solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes high performance buildings, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, sustainability and resilience consulting, and landscape architecture.
The successful candidate will have a technical background such as Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Building Sciences, or similar and a minimum of 8 years professional experience in the planning and sustainability sectors. The candidate will preferably have strong GIS and writing / communication skills and worked on decarbonization and LEED and/or Envision projects.
Manage sustainability and ESG plans for multiple client types including city, county, and private entities
Provide leadership in sustainability / resilience / decarbonization consulting for multiple client types to help client’s meet their goals. Conduct and facilitate early-stage Charrettes to assist clients with establishing project goals
Guide our in-house disciplines to identify opportunities to meet client’s sustainability goals and requirements and comply with third-party rating system requirements when applicable
Prepare materials in support of master plans, community plans, sustainability plans and other regulatory and policy planning projects
Identify sustainable and resilient planning strategies including addressing environmental stewardship, social and governance opportunities
Manage planning projects, including budgeting, staffing, client coordination and timelines
Coordinates public engagement, stakeholder workshops and other elements of the public process for planning documents and project approvals
Write and present formal and technical reports, working papers and sustainable master plans
Provide graphic and GIS support for planning projects
Develop plans, documents and sustainable strategies with strong writing and communication skills
Provide support on LEED and/or Envision and/or WELL Building Standard consulting
- BS + 8 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Ability to balance various project and company responsibilities and deadlines, while maintaining professionalism and quality
Excel/spreadsheets (data management and visualization)
Experience with GIS
Envision SP credential and/or LEED Green Assoc./LEED AP credential
Physical planning skills – sketching and community / plan layouts
Master planning for mixed use community scale plans
Experience developing and managing sustainability programs
Strong graphic skills including PowerPoint
Effective communication skills and ability to work with multi-disciplined teams
Relocation is available for this position
Sponsorship is not available for this position
Hybrid office options available
Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $130,000.
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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.
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.
Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Planning