Dec 08, 2022

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Market Lead

  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Construction

Job Description

**Company Description** **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. **Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.** 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. **Job Description** **AECOM** is seeking an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Market Lead to drive growth of ESG services within the US West Region. This position has the flexibility to allow a hybrid combination of remote and office work. This position can be based out of any AECOM West Region office within the United States including, but not limited to: Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA or Sacramento, CA. The selected candidate will join the West Region Growth and Strategy team, and report to the Growth Officer. The primary emphasis of the team is to drive ESG across AECOM’s West region that serves 33 states. This role will sponsor and oversee ESG leaders in the West region, as well support staff across business lines embed ESG principles into all projects. The role will include: + Maturing the integration of ESG (strengthening climate resilience, achieving net zero, growing sustainably, new energy transitions and improving social outcomes) into our core design and engineering services, in each of the business lines, through the adoption of global and regional platforms and processes. + Supporting the growth of specialty ESG consulting services, offered to key clients to support them on their own ESG transformation journey + Driving ESG revenue growth and talent acquisition across the Buildings and Places, Transportation, Environment and Water business lines, in collaboration with business line ESG technical leaders **Job Responsibilities** The West Region ESG Market Lead will play a cross business line role, with a focus of helping to embed principles of our Sustainable Legacies strategy into all projects. The individual will have a broad understanding across sustainability and resilience topics as they relate to the world’s built, natural and social environments – to be able to help identify where opportunities lie to strengthen climate resilience, achievement of net zero emissions, transitions to new energy solutions and improvement of social outcomes. The candidate will likely have a focus on one or more of these topics and a proven ability to develop business in these markets. The ESG technical lead will work closely with regional technical leads and business line ESG advocates, and with regional and global ESG leadership to drive adoption of ESG solutions at scale and to promote ESG centers of excellence in the US West region. **Key responsibilities:** + Align ESG strategies with regional growth strategies and focus on key clients. + Ensure the regional leadership team clearly identify and track the business outcomes from broad embedding of ESG solutions into all lines of business + Support business line leaders by tracking growth of ESG specialty services + Support teams on major and large pursuits to mainstream ESG services + Support teams to identify and remove barriers to ESG embedding + Enable collaboration between core business teams and ESG teams + Represent West Region within the global ESG team + Deliver ESG KPIs relating to revenue growth, hiring and training + Promote the ESG advisory service offerings internally and externally + Recognize outstanding contributions and outcomes + Showcase proof points and case studies **Attributes/skills** + Self-starter with the ability to work as a positive, energized and adaptable team member + Flexible with work times to align with colleagues in different time zones + Highly developed written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and influence senior leaders + Extremely strong relationship building skills + Demonstrated ability to champion and drive ideas/programs/solutions + Excellent organizational and time management skills, able to work under pressure and prioritize effectively + Able to demonstrate passion, energy and drive **Achieving Net Zero:** + Supporting development of interventions in support of our science-based net zero targets + Supporting development of our net zero roadmap, as a key member of the Corporate Environmental Working Group + Carbon accounting in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, particularly on Scope 3 emissions (purchased goods and services, capital goods and business travel) + Feeding into the effort to reduce supply chain emissions, including through supplier engagement and low carbon procurement + Feeding into the effort to reduce operational (fleet vehicle and office energy emissions) and business travel emissions **Enhancing Governance:** + Supporting the application of our ESG project risk assessment, through risk identification and mitigation of projects associated with thermal coal, new oil and gas, land acquisition / vulnerable people, and cultural heritage + Supporting Corporate Communications for reporting into the Annual Report and ESG Report on relevant topics, and reporting in line with TCFD and SASB + Responding to client sustainability questionnaires, particularly CDP and Ecovadis. + Supporting bid writing for sustainability **General:** + Collating and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data + Prioritizing tasks and meeting commitments on an on-going basis and taking ownership and responsibility for the timely completion and quality of work + Leading and participating in project team meetings, client meetings and internal meetings + Providing ideas and potential solutions for more effective environmental and sustainability outcomes and proactively promoting best practice and innovation across our business + Keeping up to date with relevant legislation, policy, guidance and best practice relating to sustainability and ESG + Building relationships internally across teams within AECOM to expand the scope of our reach **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. **Qualifications** **Minimum Requirements:** + BA/BS + 12 years of related experience leading ESG (sustainability, decarbonization, climate resilience) businesses within the built environment or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 4 years of leadership. + Demonstrated inspirational leadership and ability to manage business transformation + Recognized industry leadership + Degree in Planning, Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Planning/Engineering or related field + Planning, Architecture, Engineering and/or Construction experience + Experience consulting for the public sector + Demonstrated commitment to and passion for sustainability, and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline driven team environment **Preferred Qualifications** + Current or previous experience driving ESG and sustainability initiatives in the State of California + Change Management or Strategy Management qualifications (desirable) **Additional Information** + Relocation assistance is not available for this position + Sponsorship is not available for this position With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours. Join us and let’s get started. **ReqID:** J10074046 **Business Line:** Transportation **Business Group:** DCS **Strategic Business Unit:** West