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Senior ESG Advisor

Dallas, Texas, US
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May 14, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Job Summary AECOM is seeking a Senior ESG Advisor in any of our offices in the United States. The selected candidate will join the ESG Advisory Group, part of AECOM's EHS + Air practice within Environment. The primary emphasis of the group is to support clients with their ESG strategies. This is accomplished through assessing, improving and developing disclosure reporting for ESG strategy and performance. The Senior ESG Advisor will primarily focus on supporting clients with assessing, improving and disclosing their ESG strategy and performance. The role will also involve interfacing with AECOM's Climate Change Strategy & Disclosure advisors, in the delivery of client work where ESG and climate change intersect. The Senior ESG Advisor will work under the direction of the Corporate ESG Advisory Lead in client project delivery, writing proposals, securing work and marketing AECOM's services through webinars and promotional material. Qualified candidates will have excellent analytical, writing, presentation and managerial skills, with a professional consulting background in ESG/sustainability advisory. Significant experience with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards is required. Experience with environmental compliance and regulation, GHG management, circular economy, nature-based solutions, water management, air quality, health & safety, stakeholder engagement, corporate governance and ethics, sustainable finance, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), decarbonization and Net Zero, or any related topics are useful. 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 - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Serves as technical expert in their domain, recognized as the 'go-to' expert internally and externally
  • Provides guiding direction and ultimate oversight of engagements.
  • Has a thorough knowledge of client business practices and goals; develops and formulates solutions to client problems on assigned projects.
  • Under minimal direction, creates work plans and task definitions.
  • Has broad technical knowledge, possessing more than one area of specialization or focus. About AECOM's Environment Business Line Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative. AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world's most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles. AECOM's Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks. Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field from an accredited university (i.e., Environmental Sciences, Engineering)
    • 10 years of experience consulting externally (i.e. client-facing) or internally (i.e., in-house at an organization) on ESG/sustainability strategy, governance, risk management and metrics & targets Preferred Qualifications
      • Master's degree in a relevant field from an accredited university
      • 15+ years of experience at a sustainability consulting firm, or equivalent
      • Demonstrated knowledge in some of the following areas:
      • Environmental compliance and regulation
      • GHG management
      • circular economy
      • nature-based solution
      • water management
      • air quality
      • health & safety
      • stakeholder engagement
      • corporate governance and ethics
      • sustainable finance
      • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
      • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
      • decarbonization and Net Zero
      • Outstanding critical thinking skills with the ability to solve unstructured problems
      • Outstanding communication, writing and organizational skills
      • Intellectually curious with a strong desire to develop professionally in the ESG/sustainability field
      • Demonstrated experience in:
      • advising on adoption of the SASB and GRI standards
      • managing projects and client management
      • delegating tasks and managing a small team
      • creating high performance teams
      • conducting and/or overseeing analysis
      • writing proposals and securing work
      • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Powerpoint, Word, and Excel Additional Information:
        • Relocation is not available for this position.
        • Offered rate of compensation (for Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $103,000 - 191,000.00.
        • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs. What We Offer We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. 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. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. 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. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started. 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. 262690BR Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd, US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Charlotte, NC - 6000 Fairview Road, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Minneapolis, MN Suite 1100 800 S LaSalle Ave, US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd, US - Portland, OR - 888 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 600, US - Seattle, WA - 1111 3rd Avenue Virtual: Yes 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.
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