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AECOM Technical Director - Urban Sustainability and Resilience in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater London, London - UK

Job Summary

We are currently seeking an experienced leader with a focus on urban climate adaptation to join our established UK based Climate Change, Sustainability and Resilience practice.

The specific role is to provide strategic and technical leadership for the Sustainable and Resilient Cities (SRC) team that sits within the wider practice. The SRC team has a strong track record in supporting clients around the world such as the Committee on Climate Change, EBRD and World Bank as well as colleagues across AECOM to understand climate risks to major urban masterplans and infrastructure and design innovative resilience solutions.

It is an exciting time for AECOM, we have recently launched our global Sustainable Legacies strategy, and we are seeing significant demand in this area from our clients and the wider business. This role will be to support this team, and wider practice, to grow and develop to reflect this growing demand.

Job Duties:

  • Working with existing senior members of the team and practice to 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 including proactive promotion to both internal and external audiences.

  • Collaborate across the team and practice to shape and 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. This will include leadership of new business and marketing initiatives and management of large bids.

  • Provide technical and strategic leadership in driving the team strategy as well as identifying and developing areas for growth to support clients including leading international finance institutions (World Bank, EBRD, EIB etc.), city governments, developers and/or development agencies both within the UK and overseas.

  • Provide technical leadership for projects and frameworks ensuring successful project comes including high levels of client satisfaction, technical excellence and strong commercial delivery.

  • Working collaboratively with team’s across AECOM’s UK business to seek and realise opportunities.

  • Support other senior leaders with the atttraction, retention and development of talent to help meet the practice and AECOM’s sustainability and climate chan

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

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

Preferred Qualifications

For this role we value experience above qualifications.

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative context aware projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. As such:

We welcome applicants for diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role.

If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant on applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.

We are happy to consider flexible working location and hours.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

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 Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251909BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Leeds

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.