Sustainability Consultant (Climate Mitigation and Adaptation)

AECOM - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)3.7


AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Sustainability Consultant for immediate employment for the San Francisco, CA office. The selected candidate will join the Sustainable Development Group, part of AECOM’s global Planning + Economics Practice Line. The primary emphasis of the group is to promote socioeconomic and environmental sustainability in urban design, city planning, and policy projects. This is accomplished through employing rigorous economic and strategic planning techniques and developing innovative analytical approaches to providing solutions for delivering sustainability in varied domestic and international contexts.

This position will focus on climate adaptation, resiliency planning and greenhouse gas mitigation projects primarily for local government and other public agencies, although could also include work for the private sector.

Example Project Types:
+ Climate Action Plans for cities of a range of sizes

+ Greenhouse gas inventories and emissions projections

+ Climate vulnerability and risk assessments for municipalities, transportation agencies, utilities

+ Resiliency strategies and plans for cities

+ Climate adaptation strategies for municipalities, transportation agencies, utilities

+ Cost-benefit analysis for climate adaptation and mitigation plans

+ Energy efficiency / green building policy modeling

Minimum Requirements

+ Master's Degree in a relevant field

+ 3+ years of experience at a planning consulting firm, or equivalent

+ Demonstrated knowledge of local government climate change/sustainability policy and program development is essential

+ Demonstrated experience conducting research and analysis, writing case studies and reports, supporting proposal writing, and working as part of a team

+ Experience on climate action planning and adaptation planning essential, particularly policy and program design

+ Experience 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

+ Understanding of greenhouse gas inventory and forecast methodologies and mitigation strategies

+ Excellent communication and writing skills are critical

+ Excellent quantitative skills

+ Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite

+ Detail-oriented: Strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn more and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline driven team environment

Preferred Qualifications

+ Experience with quantitative/statistical programs desirable

+ Experience with GIS and other spatial analytical systems

+ Course work related to sustainability planning (e.g., environmental economics and management) useful

+ Experience in the related fields (land use planning, urban design, and transportation planning) advantageous

+ Periodic travel to client side and local offices

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.