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Job Ref:  142057BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United States
County/State:  California
City:  Oakland
30/09/2016 12:13

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
We create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.

Job Summary
AECOM has an excellent career opportunity for a Senior Climate Adaptation Leader / Project Manager located within North America. This person will lead climate change vulnerability and risk assessments and the development of climate adaptation plans for a wide array of clients focused on built infrastructure and the natural environment. This position can be based in any of our AECOM offices throughout the US and will provide support to projects throughout the US and internationally as well. In addition, the successful candidate will support business development activities in the climate science, climate change adaptation, sustainability market sectors, as well as related endeavors.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Act as an advisor in the climate science arena, including having a solid understanding of the current state of the science associated with global climate models and the reasonable application of these models at regional and local scales to support planning efforts
  • Exhibit a depth of understanding of local, regional, and national policies and guidance related to climate science and climate change adaptation planning
  • Lead climate change vulnerability and risk assessments that consider an array of climate impacts, including sea level rise, precipitation, and temperature
  • Manage the financial aspects of assigned projects and/or tasks to ensure project work is completed on schedule and within the allocated budget
  • Maintain regular and constructive communication with clients and project team members
  • Facilitate and present at project-related and client meetings
  • Remain active in the relevant academic, scientific, and professional community through presentations and participation in relevant seminars, conferences and symposiums and other activities
  • Establish and maintain client relations which include city, county, state and Federal public officials
  • Lead and support business development activities at the local and national scales

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors of Science with an emphasis in a climate change related science (i.e., engineering, chemistry, environmental science, etc.)
  • 10 years of experience in the climate change arena, including positions of increasing responsibility and management with 10 years of experience in the industry
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated business development skills
  • Must be an excellent written and oral communicator, with experience communicating with the public on controversial issues
  • Demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary teams to address climate change related problems in a variety of sectors (i.e., transportation, water utilities, waste water utilities, natural systems, etc.).
  • Strong detail-oriented work style, with excellent oral and written communication skills, and an accommodating and proactive attitude

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters of Science with an emphasis in a climate change related science (i.e., engineering, chemistry, environmental science, etc.)

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.
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