GHG/Decarbonization Consultant - #9820309


Date: 1 week ago
City: Chicago, IL
Contract type: Full time

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

AECOM is seeking an experienced GHG & Decarbonization Consultant to be based in any our major West Region offices. The selected candidate will join AECOM’s EHS + Air practice within the Environment Business Line to work with our greenhouse gas (GHG) and decarbonization teams to support our clients with their decarbonization/ESG needs. This is a hybrid role.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and be responsible for the following:

  • Conducting projects in alignment with GHG accounting and reporting standards (voluntary standards such as the GHG Protocol, regulatory standards such as USEPA GHGRP).
  • Managing and serving as the technical lead for Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions inventories, as well as Scope 3 value chain GHG assessments (screening level and detailed quantification).
  • Applying a technical understanding of GHG reduction / decarbonization mechanisms and technologies such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, low carbon technologies, and new emerging technologies such as carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), hydrogen, etc.
  • Developing GHG reduction target-setting approaches, including science-based targets.
  • Developing GHG emission reduction initiatives, defining decarbonization strategies (corporate-wide and field-level), including strategy prioritization based on considerations such as GHG reduction potential, feasibility, and cost/benefit analysis.

The successful candidate will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience managing clients and supporting ESG and sustainability business development efforts, including preparation of technical and cost proposals, to grow our environmental compliance and sustainability work with existing and new clients.
  • Demonstrated experience managing all aspects of the project from proposal through execution to close, to include financial and contract management (i.e., developing proposals/cost estimates, managing clients, projects, and project teams; coordinating resources and managing subcontractors; etc.).
  • Ability to mentor junior environmental professionals to execute various client projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to a wide-variety of audiences, including technical and executive-level.
  • Direct experience in a consulting environment, including client-relationship management.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it.  We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant environmental and/or STEM-based discipline.
  • 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education with prominent GHG and decarbonization experience in the consulting industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Conducting complex GHG inventories (i.e., organizations with many facilities, in many regions, non-traditional emission sources).
  • GHG / decarbonization assessments across a range of industries and / or public sector organizations.
  • Fluency with a wide range of GHG standards (such as the GHG reporting standards examples above, and other standards like the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), GHG offset protocols, or others).
  • Experience with regulatory assessment and compliance.
  • Scope 2 market-based assessment and calculations, including incorporation of renewable energy procurement methods such as off-site PPAs or unbundled RECs.
  • Developing projections of future GHG emissions.
  • Helping an organization develop appropriate and meaningful GHG reduction targets.
  • Development and / or implementation of GHG reduction / decarbonization strategies.
  • Fluency and experience with carbon markets (such as GHG offsets).
  • Fluency with technical areas relevant to many GHG assessments and decarbonization projects, such as renewable energy, transportation infrastructure, construction projects, business structures, community engagement, or other.
  • Fluency with and interest in other areas of sustainability performance (i.e., water, resource management, environmental justice).
  • Familiarity with climate and ESG disclosure frameworks, such as CDP, TCFD, or SASB, for example).

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.




AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.


Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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