AECOM Senior Climate Adaptation Specialist in San Francisco, California
United States of America - California, San Francisco
AECOM is seeking a Senior Climate Adaptation Specialist based in San Francisco, California. The selected candidate will join the Sustainability and Climate Group, part of AECOM’s Urbanism + Planning practice within Buildings + Places. The primary emphasis of the group is to promote resilience, socioeconomic and environmental sustainability in urban design, city planning, and policy projects. This is accomplished through employing climate assessment, rigorous economic and strategic planning techniques and developing innovative analytical approaches to providing solutions for delivering sustainability in varied domestic and international contexts.
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.
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On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy, and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.
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Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
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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 Climate Adaptation Specialist will focus on climate adaptation and resilience planning primarily for local government and other public agencies, although experience with private sector welcomed. Qualified candidates will have excellent analytical and writing skills with a professional consulting background in climate change adaptation. Urban planning, or policy modeling/design also useful. The candidate must have a demonstrated expertise in sustainability, with a particular emphasis on climate change.
Bachelor’s degree in city and regional planning, environmental policy, environmental engineering or related, plus six (6) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Experience consulting on adaptation planning essential, particularly policy and program design
Experience consulting on climate change vulnerability and risk assessments that consider an array of climate impacts, including sea level rise, precipitation, and temperature and development of adaptation strategies to reduce impacts
Master’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited university
Demonstrated knowledge of local government or corporate climate change/sustainability policy and program development
6-10 years of experience at a planning consulting firm, or equivalent with demonstrated experience managing projects, conducting and/or overseeing analysis, and writing proposals and securing work; client management, experience managing a small team.
Excellent quantitative skills
Excellent project management skills
Detail-oriented: Strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn more and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline driven team environment
Excellent communication and writing skills are critical
Sponsorship is not available for this position
Project related travel may be required 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 Architecture and Design
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. 253622BR
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.