Senior Sustainability Planner - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

New Jersey
United States

United States of America - New Jersey, Clifton

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Sustainability Planner based in Clifton, New Jersey to work within our High Performance Buildings and Sustainability Team.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The Senior Sustainability Planner will focus on greenhouse gas mitigation, climate action planning, and sustainability/ESG projects for local government and other public agencies, as well as the corporate sector. This candidate will be responsible for helping to expand the team’s projects with commercial and corporate sector clients. Prior experience working with a range of organizations, such as cities, public agencies, corporate clients, and non-profits is preferred.

Qualified candidates will have excellent analytical and writing skills with education and/or professional background in sustainability, climate action planning and/or ESG advisory work. The candidate must have a demonstrated expertise in sustainability:

  • Will work on climate Action Plans for cities, counties, and other public sector organizations of a range of sizes

  • Will provide Sustainability and ESG advisory services for public and private sector clients

  • Will work on greenhouse gas inventories and emissions projections

  • Will manage cost-benefit analysis for climate adaptation and mitigation plans

  • Work on energy efficiency projects


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in city and regional planning, environmental policy, environmental engineering or related, plus four (4) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience consulting in climate action planning essential, particularly policy and program design for cities and Counties

  • Experience in sustainability and ESG planning for private sector

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., city and regional planning, environmental policy, environmental engineering) from an accredited university

  • Demonstrated knowledge of local government climate change/sustainability policy and program development

  • Six (6) years of experience at a planning consulting firm, or equivalent with demonstrated experience conducting research and analysis, writing case studies and reports, leading proposal writing and winning work, and working as part of a team

  • Excellent quantitative skills (advanced Excel skills)

  • Excellent communication and writing skills are critical, experience at working within a budget

  • Detail-oriented

  • Strong sense of commitment to sustainability, and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline driven team environment

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Project related travel may be required for this position

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 Planning

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 254717BR

Virtual: 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.