Technical Director Sustainability and Resilience - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Devon, Plymouth

Job Summary

AECOM’s Sustainable and Resilient Cities team are leaders in developing urban strategies that help communities around the world plan and prepare for future shocks and stresses. We are now looking for a new Associate Director to help with leading the team as we continue to grow from strength to strength supporting clients such as the EBRD and World Bank. The team develops strategies that help cities adapt to climate change and other environmental risks and the Committee on Climate Change develop their evidence base ahead of the next National Adaptation Strategy.

Objective of the Role

  • Strengthen our position as a leader in climate risk assessment and adaptation strategies for cities and large-scale regeneration both in the UK and across the EMEA region

  • Deliver our ambitious business plan; growing our share of the market in urban resilience and climate adaptation by winning work with new/existing clients as well as supporting our urban design and infrastructure teams deliver more resilient projects

  • Financial and project management oversight

  • Maintain high quality outputs

  • Develop talent within the team

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven track record in winning and delivering urban climate risk appraisal and adaptation strategies

  • Demonstrable experience project managing and delivering urban development strategies for a wide range of clients including leading international finance institutions (World Bank, EBRD, EIB etc), city governments, developers and development agencies both within the UK and overseas

  • Strong understanding of climate science and ability to use climate projections across spatial scales

  • Experience managing junior staff

  • Excellent written and verbal communication with experience managing stakeholder engagement events

  • Strong industry profile with experience presenting at conferences and publishing in professional journals

  • Good understanding of the development cycle and role of urban design / planning in creating more resilient places and / or infrastructure planning

  • Good understanding of development funding and green financing preferable

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced Qualification in sustainable urban development, planning, climate adaptation, disaster preparedness or similar

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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 Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 217976BR

Clearance Required No

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.