Principal Sustainability Consultant - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Avon, Bristol

Job Summary

Are you passionate about Sustainability? Do you want to be part of a UK wide team developing carbon strategies and action plans for achieving net zero? If you are an experienced Principal Consultant and would love to be part of our established Sustainable Development Group based in our Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham offices, this is the role for you.

You will need to have a good technical understanding of energy and GHG emissions, and renewable energy technologies, as well as strong numerical and data analysis skills. As well a proven track record of developing GHG emissions reduction strategies, mitigation pathways and deployment plans.

Although the role is quite broad, you will be given plenty of support and mentoring from technical specialists in the team, many of whom are leading experts in the subject.

AECOM is also committed to putting its own house in order, and has just launched, in partnership with WSP, a new “Pledge to Net-Zero” campaign in the UK .This urges companies from across the environmental services sector to set science-based targets and report annually on decarbonization progress. We have also signed up to the UK Engineers Declarations on Climate Change.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in engineering, physics, environmental science, or mathematics related discipline

  • Highly proficient in the use of Excel

  • Proven ability to manipulate data and present data analysis in an impactful way to stakeholders

  • Highly numerate and ability to work methodically through complex datasets and calculations

  • Technical skills relating to energy use and GHG emissions and/or renewable energy

  • Experience of modelling carbon and GHG emissions trajectories and mitigation scenarios across multiple sectors and at a range of scales

  • Proven track record of developing strategic carbon/ GHG emissions reduction strategies and implementation plans

  • Proven ability to bid for and secure new work in this field

  • Experience of working in a consultancy environment, to deadlines and a fixed budget

Preferred Qualifications

  • If not currently chartered, ideally should be working towards chartership with a relevant institution (e.g. CIBSE, Energy Institute, IEMA)?

  • Experience with demand side management and/or energy storage

  • Experience of techno-economic modelling of low carbon heat networks

  • Knowledge of smart systems/ smart grids

  • Knowledge of new fuels and technologies – e.g. hydrogen.

  • Knowledge of GHG accounting and reporting methodologies and experience of working with clients to report on GHG emissions

  • Experience with assessment of climate risk and developing climate adaptation strategies

  • Line management experience

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 Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 223962BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Cardiff

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.