May 02, 2023

Climate Action Project Manager

  • AECOM
  • 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** **Job Summary/Responsibilities** AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Climate Action Project Manager preferably based in San Francisco or Sacramento, California. The selected candidate will join the Sustainability and Climate Planning team whose primary emphasis is to promote socioeconomic and environmental sustainability in urban design, city planning, infrastructure development, and policy projects. This is accomplished through rigorous greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate policy analysis, economic and strategic planning techniques, and developing innovative analytical approaches to provide solutions that deliver sustainability in varied domestic and international contexts. The Climate Action Project Manager will primarily focus on project management across a range of topics, including GHG inventory development and analysis, decarbonization strategy development, climate action planning, community and stakeholder engagement, and possibly broader sustainability/ESG projects. This candidate will be responsible for leading and contributing to technical analysis and research across the group’s projects with typical clients to include local governments, public agencies, state-level departments, and potentially the private sector. Candidates may also contribute to the group’s resilience and adaptation planning work as well. Qualified candidates will have excellent project management, analytical, writing, and communication skills with a demonstrated professional consulting background in climate action planning. Experience in urban planning, transportation planning analysis, policy writing, and climate adaptation/resilience planning are also useful. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in GHG emissions analysis, including experience with multiple GHG protocols and inventory development tools/resources. **Example project types:** + Climate Action Plans for cities, counties, and other public sector organizations across a range of sizes + Greenhouse gas inventory and forecast development, inventory training + Climate equity analyses **Knowledge and responsibilities include but are not limited to** : + Experience developing GHG emissions inventories, climate action plan policy development, and/or GHG emissions reduction analysis + Consulting or local government experience in climate action planning, particularly policy and program design for cities and counties + Demonstrated knowledge of community climate action planning; strategy identification; federal/state funding mechanisms; federal and state climate/decarbonization policies and programs, best practices, and standards + Excellent communication and writing skills are critical; writing sample to be submitted with application + Contribute or support the development or implementation of climate action and sustainability 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 action and emissions reduction 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 + Work collaboratively with a team of professionals and supervise staff + Contribute to growth of the climate action practice through the identification of public and private client relationships, business development, networking, and proposals + Demonstrated experience in project or program management and delivery and team management + Experience and success in client and business development + Experience and interest in delivering conference presentations, technical training, and/or external outreach + Become an AECOM certified project manager within 6-months of starting **Qualifications** **Minimum Requirements** + Bachelor’s degree in city and regional planning, environmental policy, or related from an accredited university, + Six (6) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education **Preferred Qualifications** + Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., city and regional planning, environmental policy, etc.) from an accredited university + Demonstrated knowledge of local government climate change/sustainability policy and program development + 10+ years of experience at a planning consulting firm, or equivalent with demonstrated experience in project management, leading technical analysis, writing reports, and leading or supporting business development efforts + Excellent quantitative skills (advanced Excel skills); coding and/or decision-support tool development experience a plus + Travel demand analysis and/or transportation planning experience + Experience working within and managing a budget + Commitment to mentoring junior staff + Detail-oriented: Strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn more and innovate, and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline driven team environment + Has a solid foundation of understanding or analysis of client business practices and goals; develops and formulates solutions to client problems on assigned projects + Under general direction, responsible for the creation of work plans and task definitions + Has broad technical knowledge but possesses an area of specialization or focus **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 $95,000 - $165,000. 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. 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:** J10085781 **Business Line:** B&P - Buildings & Places **Business Group:** DCS **Strategic Business Unit:** West **Career Area:** Consulting Services **Work Location Model:** Hybrid