AECOM Senior Analyst, Sustainable Economics (Any US Office) in Houston, Texas
United States of America - California, Oakland
AECOM is seeking a Senior Analyst, Sustainable Economics that can act as a technical lead for a range of economic analyses related to flood resilience, climate adaptation, hazard mitigation, and other projects broadly oriented around sustainability. The position would ideally be based in California, but we are open to any US based AECOM location. The selected candidate will join the Sustainable Economics team within AECOM’s Economics + Advisory Practice. Our team helps public and private sector clients understand their vulnerabilities to climate change and prioritize investments to support mitigation goals and adaptation strategies. We conduct economic and financial analysis to promote climate resilience, social equity, and environmental sustainability in urban infrastructure, city planning, urban design, and policy projects.
At AECOM, 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.
We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy, and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.
We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”
Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”
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About Buildings + Places
AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture in a dynamic, interactive, and creative work environment.
With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.
Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.
The Senior Analyst, Sustainable Economics will serve as a technical lead on quantitative and qualitative economic analysis with specific attention towards cost-benefit analysis for mitigation and adaptation investments. The Senior Analyst will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to lead discrete technical tasks, including developing and implementing quantitative analytical approaches; conducting data analysis, economic and financial modeling, literature reviews, and interviews; developing graphics and presentations to communicate key findings; and writing sections of client deliverables and proposals. The position requires the ability to work closely with managers to balance multiple projects and deadlines, delegate appropriate tasks to more junior staff, and communicate clearly with both clients and other team members.
Example Project Types:
Economic consequences of climate change / cost of inaction
Cost-benefit analysis for flood resilience investments
Social equity analysis and equitable policy and strategy development related to infrastructure delivery
Renewable energy economic impact / economic benefit studies
- Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Urban Planning, Public Policy Analysis, Business, or a related field with a focus on sustainability plus four (4) years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
8+ years of professional experience at a planning and economics consulting firm, or equivalent professional experience in urban economics, environmental economics, public policy analysis, or related fields
Master’s degree from an accredited university in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Economics, or a related field
Experience conducting quantitative economic analysis related to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience
Ability to think critically, analyze policy, and write effectively
Experience working on cost-benefit analysis that follows federal guidance (e.g., FEMA, USACE)
Experience leading discrete technical tasks, presenting and developing content for client deliverables and proposals, and presenting professional work at meetings
Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
Strong technical skills, including experience with one or more of the following software packages:
o ArcGIS and other spatial analysis tools
o Quantitative/statistical programs such as STATA, R, Python
Relocation is not available for this position
Sponsorship is not available for this position
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Economics
Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 256173BR
Additional Locations US - Atlanta, GA - 1122 Crescent Avenue NE, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Columbus, OH - 277 West Nationwide Blvd, US - Dallas, TX - 16000 Dallas Parkway, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Los Angeles, CA - 1800 Avenue of the Stars Suite 1425, US - New York, NY - 125 Broad Street, US - Seattle, WA - 1111 3rd Avenue, US - Southfield, MI - 27777 Franklin Road
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.