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Principal Net Zero Delivery Consultant

Location: Cardiff
Company: AECOM
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Job Summary
AECOM is seeking an experienced Senior or Principal level Consultant to join an established Sustainable Development Group based in our Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham offices. The successful candidate will be part of our wider UK sustainability group, playing a key role in delivering energy and carbon management services for several major public and private sector clients, helping them to meet their net zero targets and ambitions. Our clients cover a range of sectors, including public, commercial, domestic, industrial and education. You will need to have experience of developing and delivering sustainability and net zero strategies and implementing projects and programmes to achieve significant carbon reductions.
Although the role is quite broad, the successful candidate will be given plenty of support and mentoring from technical specialists in the team, as required.
The responsibilities of this position are outlined below:
Job Duties
- Supporting clients to make the transition to a low carbon economy and achieving ambitious net zero targets
- Developing and delivering carbon reduction strategies including establishing reporting processes, scenario and pathway modeling, project planning, establishing business cases and identifying delivery models
- Using sound project and programme management skills to implement a range of range of energy and carbon reduction projects
- Delivering large scale carbon reduction programmes
- Engaging with a wide and diverse range of stakeholders to provide best practice advice against national, local and sectoral requirements
- Carrying out project management and administration tasks, management of smaller projects, and work towards becoming a certified AECOM Project Manager
- Supporting team leaders in preparing tenders and proposals for new work, and taking the lead in preparing proposals for smaller pieces of work (e.g. up to £10,000 in fees)
- Join the broader AECOM sustainability practice, network with colleagues, and engage other internal project opportunities
In addition to the above, the role holder will need to be flexible and adaptable to be able work on a range of energy and net zero related projects, as required by the team, to suit the wide variety of different consultancy opportunities and deadlines that arise.
Travel within the UK and occasionally abroad will be required from time-to-time in this role.
Minimum Requirements
- High degree of carbon literacy
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
- Ability to plan, prioritise and organise a diverse workload
- Takes responsibility for outcomes and is proactive and dynamic in solving problems
- Excellent written/report writing and communication skills
- Good presentation skills
- Proven ability to work to deadlines and to a budget
- Personable and able to interact with a variety of technical and non-technical people
- Continual improvement mindset, and drive to seek knowledge
- Current UK driving license
Preferred Qualifications
Educated to at least degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject; or possess an equivalent level of skills, knowledge and experience of working at this level
Membership of appropriate professional body with evidence of continuing professional development
If you have any questions regarding the Sustainability Team. Please reach out to the Talent Acquisition Partner - Liam.Burgess@aecom.com for more information.
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 B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 250692BR
Additional Locations UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cardiff, UK - Exeter
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.
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