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AECOM Senior Analyst, Climate Advisory (Climate Policy & Economics) in San Francisco, California

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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

Job Summary/Responsibilities

AECOM is seeking an experienced senior analyst to join our multi-disciplinary team to be based in New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; or San Francisco. We support public sector clients, including cities, counties, transportation agencies, and utilities, in developing and implementing programs and policies to achieve their climate action goals. The senior analyst will support a wide variety of projects related to policy and program design, prioritization and phasing of projects, development of governance mechanisms, and funding and financing strategies.

The senior analyst will lead discrete technical tasks to support decision-making and design of climate action policies and programs. These tasks may include developing and implementing quantitative analytical approaches; conducting data analysis, economic and financial modeling, literature reviews, and stakeholder interviews; and developing graphics and presentations to communicate key findings for both the client and the public. The position requires the ability to work closely with project managers to balance multiple projects and deadlines, delegate appropriate tasks to more junior staff, and communicate clearly with both clients and other teams outside of the Economics practice.

Qualified candidates will have an education and/or professional experience in public policy design; sustainability planning; or urban planning and economics. Qualified candidates will also have experience working with the public sector, as well as exposure to climate action planning, policy development, and program implementation.

The successful candidate will have experience in several of the following areas/project types:

  • Economic and fiscal impact analysis as it relates to regulatory policies and programs (e.g., climate action planning, achieving renewable energy targets)

  • Socioeconomic analysis

  • Equitable policy and strategy development related to infrastructure delivery

  • Funding and financing strategy for public sector investments

  • Implementation of new public policies and programs

  • Benefit-cost analysis for climate change vulnerability and action and adaptation plans

  • Triple bottom line / sustainable return on investment assessments


Minimum Requirements :

  • BA/BS + 2 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 5+ years of professional experience in public policy, urban planning, environmental or urban economics, or related fields

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Economics, or a related field

  • Experience designing and implementing public policies and programs related to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and/or resilience

  • Ability to think critically, analyze policy, and write effectively

  • Experience leading discrete technical tasks related to quantitative and qualitative analysis, 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:

  • ArcGIS and other spatial analysis tools

  • Quantitative/statistical programs such as R or Python

  • Evaluation of financial cashflows, particularly public finance, via Excel.

Additional Information

Additional information:

  • Sponsorship is available for this position

  • Relocation is not available for this position

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. 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.

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.

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.

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: J10067775

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Consulting Services