Apr 07, 2023

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Planner

  • 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. **Job Description** **AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Climate Adaptation and Resilience Planner based in San Francisco, Sacramento or Los Angeles California.** AECOM is searching for candidates that are proactive, strong communicators, and work well in a team environment. Candidate must be able to support complex planning studies in climate and flood resilience and have experience developing or implementing resilience solutions involving infrastructure, governance and/or policy strategies and solutions. The selected candidate will join the Sustainability and Climate Group. The primary emphasis of the group is to promote resilience, socioeconomic, and environmental sustainability in urban design, city planning, and policy projects. This is accomplished through employing climate assessment, rigorous economic and strategic planning techniques, and developing innovative analytical approaches to provide solutions that deliver sustainability in varied domestic and international contexts. **Job Summary/Responsibilities:** The Climate Adaptation and Resilience Planner will focus on climate adaptation and resilience planning primarily for local government and other public agencies, although experience with private sector is welcomed. Qualified candidates will have excellent technical, writing, and communication skills with a demonstrated professional consulting background in resilience and adaptation planning. Urban planning, or policy modeling/design also useful. The candidate must have a demonstrated expertise in climate change impacts and vulnerability assessment and resilience and adaptation planning. Knowledge and responsibilities include but are not limited to: + Contribute or support the development or implementation of climate adaptation and resilience plans, strategies, and similar policy initiatives + Develop or contribute to capacity building activities including developing decision-support tools, strategy development, and community engagement + Prepare and/or review strategic plans, guidelines, reports, presentations, and tools to meet project needs + Interpret and apply applicable local, regional, state, and federal climate adaptation and resilience guidance, policy, or regulations + Contribute to and coordinate public engagement, stakeholder workshops, and other elements of the outreach and engagement process for planning documents and project approvals + Consult with other professionals on technical aspects of project and program development + Research and analyze data on climate, environmental conditions, demographic, and socio-economic factors + Demonstrate knowledge of community resilience planning; strategy identification; risk assessment; climate hazards; federal/state funding mechanisms; federal and state climate, resilience, emergency management policies and programs, best practices, and standards + Demonstrate strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills + Use GIS to analyze climate vulnerability and develop mapping products **Qualifications** **Minimum Requirements:** + Bachelor's Degree in planning, environmental or climate science, environmental policy, natural resources management, geography, or a closely related discipline + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education **Preferred Qualifications:** + Recent experience consulting on climate change vulnerability and risk assessments that consider an array of climate impacts, including sea level rise, precipitation, and temperature, and development of adaptation strategies to reduce impacts + Experience with GIS and other spatial analytical systems, highly desirable + Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite; experience with other quantitative/statistical programs desirable + Experience with GIS and other spatial analytical systems, highly desirable + Experience in related fields (land use planning, urban design, and transportation planning) is advantageous + Excellent communication and writing skills; writing sample to be submitted with application + Master’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited university + 5+ years of experience at a planning consulting firm, or equivalent + Demonstrated experience contributing to projects, conducting analysis, and writing + Excellent quantitative skills + Detail-oriented: Strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn more and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline driven team environment **Additional Information** **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. Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $110,000. 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, flexible time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs. We are interested in every qualified candidate eligible to work in the United States. Permanent residency sponsorship is available for current H1-B visa holders in the United States. 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:** J10084661 **Business Line:** B&P - Buildings & Places **Business Group:** DCS **Strategic Business Unit:** West **Career Area:** Consulting Services **Work Location Model:** Hybrid