Mar 18, 2022

Environmental Economist

  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Construction

Job Description

**Job Summary** **AECOM** is actively seeking an Environmental Economist with expertise in natural capital accounting for immediate full-time permanent employment in the Nature-based Solutions and Climate Resilience Practice in northern California or Maine (additional flexible work locations will be considered). We’re looking for someone who is committed to tackling environmental and sustainability challenges, as well as knowledge of relevant environmental and sustainability policy, guidance, and best practice more generally. You’ll be involved in research and analysis, combining desk studies with occasional visits to client offices and project sites, and delivering projects for public, private and third sector organizations across a range of sectors including water, energy, agriculture, forestry, and transport. The team works across all aspects of the natural capital agenda including natural capital accounting and assessment, biodiversity and environmental net gain analysis, rewilding, nature-based solutions and markets and payments for ecosystem services. You’ll employ your creativity to develop and support the implementation of ideas and solutions to deliver effective environmental and sustainability outcomes and improved project performance. **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: + Supporting project directors and managers and wider project teams in the delivery of projects relating to natural (and other types of) capital, ecosystem services, biodiversity, environmental net gain and related policy research + Assembling and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data + Contributing to the development of ideas and potential solutions for more effective environmental and sustainability outcomes and improved project performance + Keeping up to date with relevant policy, guidance and best practice relating to natural capital, ecosystem services and environmental valuation + Assisting in the delivery of project outputs with direction from senior members of the team including – for example, literature reviews, stakeholder interviews, project reports, natural capital accounts, cost-benefit analyses, and related technical studies **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 environmental economics, ecological economics, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, environmental policy, environmental science, geography, social science, and sustainable development plus 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education. **Preferred Qualifications** + A Master’s degree in a field that provides a strong foundation for quantitative analysis, environmental economics, ecological economics, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, environmental policy, environmental science, geography, social science, and sustainable development. + Two (2) years of applicable experience in natural capital accounting in a consulting context + Quantitative planning and data analysis methods experience + Experience in natural capital accounting + Experience applying economic understanding/skills to a broad range of project types + Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) + Produces and delivers exceptional quality work that is thoughtful, thorough, and polished + Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously + Strong organizational skills + Strong verbal and writing skills + Ability to solve problems creatively **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 $74,000 - $137,000. + 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.** 263900BR **Additional Locations** US - Chelmsford, MA - 250 Apollo Drive, US - Portland, ME - Two City Center, US - Sacramento, CA - 2020 L St, US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A Street, US - San Francisco, CA - 150 California Street, US - San Jose, CA - 4 N. Second Street, 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.