Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) Market Lead

Rocky Hill, Connecticut, US
Jun 04, 2021
Aug 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
United States of America - Connecticut, Rocky Hill
Job Summary
AECOM is seeking an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Market Lead - Americas to be based in any major metropolitan area located in the United States or Canada.
Position Overview
The ESG Market Lead guides the strategic growth, sales, project execution and staff recruitment/development of ESG in the United States and Canada. In close coordination with Global ESG Leaders across all business lines, this position will play a key role in elevating AECOM's ESG brand and driving the overall growth, development and performance both internally and externally.
Primary Role: Responsible for leadership of ESG in the identification of new markets, initiatives and the sales process, drive market presence drive collaboration across multi-discipline cross business line team to mature an industry leading ESG culture. Advising Executive Leadership team, global business line leads, regional executives, and practice leads.
Reporting Line: Reports to Impact Assessment & Permitting Practice Managing Director, including key interactions with ESG leaders in other business lines, global leaders, and Technical Practice Leads.
Key Practice Staff Support: Key technical leaders.
Key Performance Indicators: Growing Market Share of ESG focused Markets, Recognition as a thought leaders, market positioning/image, growth, and staff development/retention.
Main Responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:
Working in collaboration with operational and sales leaders, this senior leader is responsible for setting vision and priorities in the Americas and supports establishment of goals, objectives and strategies in accordance with the Paris Agreement, US and Canadian national ESG goals. Sells the full range of climate change, decarbonization and sustainability services and targets key clients across the entire AECOM footprint. Frequently consulted by clients, peers and colleagues with a high reliance place on industry knowledge. Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative and may have far reaching impact on the business.
- Coordinates and executes Americas level ESG initiatives both internal and external
- Supports end market specific ESG taskforces
- "Go to" first point of contact for ESG queries
- Provide Americas-level advice, co-ordination and execution on operational ESG initiates, support global efforts with aim to scale up Americas efforts globally.
- Support Americas business to meet client expectations on Net Zero, Sustainability, and Decarbonization across our end markets.
- Take a leadership role on creating value for AECOM from COP26.
- Engages in policy and technology development forums, participates in strategic pursuits, proposal preparation and review, and strategic project involvement.
- Plans, prioritizes, budgets and coordinates participation in industry-leading conferences and forums.
- In coordination with Human Resource representatives, supports the Practice career path development, including criteria for individual career development and advancement. Grows the Practice resource pool by identifying, developing and progressing individuals to become skilled practitioners.
- Functions as a Senior Advisor, Principle-In-Charge, or Technical Expert on major programs and or projects as appropriate.
- Collaboration with co-TPDs to promote cross-selling of services, achieve successful capture of large-scale pursuits, and grow client accounts.
- Collaboration with other Business Lines to promote cross selling and insourcing of services.
Competencies & Leadership Behaviors
- Consistently demonstrates AECOM Leadership competencies
- Ensures Unflinching Customer Focus - demonstrates deep customer insight, ensures a client driven culture, spearheads and supports market-focused solutions
- Ensures Industry Leadership - cultivates best in class professional expertise, supports continuous professional development culture, champions differentiated, integrated client solutions, builds on global reputation as industry leader
- Employee development - demonstrated ability to recruit and cultivate high performing teams
- Global Strategic Thinker - demonstrates keen strategic market insight, shapes organizational strategy to achieve long-term enterprise goals, influences market dynamics to favorably position AECOM, skillfully navigates rapidly changing business climates
- Leverages Global/Geographic Reach - drives integrated solutions, effectively balances geography/local capabilities and resources, consistently optimizes enterprise synergies, serves as a guardian of AECOM
- Enterprise Business Acumen - building high performance organizations, drives flawless execution, deploys world-class business practices, exerts enterprise-level influence, demonstrates cross-cultural business savvy
- Communicates Masterfully - builds broad and deep external networks, uses a full range of available communication mediums to inspire and engage others, demonstrates empathy, understanding and exceptional active listening skills, elicits feedback and encourages others to speak up
This position can be based in any major metro area in the Americas (United States and Canada)
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-sustainingdisaster 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.
DCS - Environment
AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government - delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle - from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients
Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.
Minimum Requirements
- BA/BS in a related field and 15+ years related experience with Subject Matter Expert (SME) level knowledge in multiple areas of the ESG practice or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including six years of leadership.
Preferred Qualifications
- Outstanding history of developing & applying existing and innovative technology in a solution-oriented framework to the benefit of our clients.
- Proven record of developing new clients and ability to guide and prepare winning proposals.
- A known champion of the business internally and externally.
- Ability to discern new markets and develop business in those areas.
- Outstanding oral communication, written and presentation skills.
- Consultative, service-oriented mindset and collaborative problem-solving skills.
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 Cost Management and Consulting Services
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 248776BR
Additional Locations CA - Montreal, QC - 85, Sainte-Catherine St West, US - Denver, CO - 1400 16Th St, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Miami, FL - 1001 NW 111th Ave, US - Pittsburgh, PA - 416 7th Avenue, US - Seattle, WA - 1111 3rd Avenue, US - Washington, DC - 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Virtual: No
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.