Aviation Sustainability Consultant

  • Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Sep 20, 2018
Full time Air Quality Climate Change/ Resiliency Environmental Science - Engineering Green Building - Sustainable Development Sustainability

Job Description

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, motivated, and highly talented Aviation Sustainability Consultant for immediate employment in the Portland, OR office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. The position will support our growing aviation sustainability practice and will deliver on current projects/workload, future pursuits and other industry and business development opportunities.

The successful candidate will support the sustainability practice leader and assist other AECOM project managers with project support and client deliverables in areas including, but not limited to: sustainability inventories and assessments, airport sustainability planning and program development, waste, water, energy, and other resource planning, carbon management and Airport Carbon Accreditation, LEED, Envision and other rating system consulting, sustainability reporting, policy development, grant development, performance indicator and metrics development, stakeholder engagement, and task and project management.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Work within aviation sustainability practice and other AECOM discipline groups (e.g., information systems, engineering, planning) to incorporate findings and ensure sustainability is adequately integrated into project delivery

  • Compile environmental, social, and economic data for airports of all sizes as well as other sectors, as warranted

  • Organize data and information in spreadsheets, software and other means

  • Support projects involving program development and reporting according to GRI

  • Support design, engineering, and construction teams on green building and sustainability aviation infrastructure projects

  • Research sustainability topics, including industry, market, and regulatory drivers, market studies, as well as stakeholder concerns and incorporate findings into projects and client briefings

  • Research and review latest sustainability guidelines and guidance specific to the aviation industry

  • Manage project tasks and manage smaller projects, by eventually becoming a Certified Project Manager

  • Join the broader AECOM sustainability practice, network with colleagues, and engage other internal project opportunities

  • Occasional travel can be expected, but will likely not be regular or extensive

Additional comments:

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, or relevant field

  • 5+ years' professional experience in sustainability planning or management, environmental management, green building or other related experience in the airport/aviation industry and/or consulting industry

  • Relevant Master’s Degree (e.g. MBA or MS in sustainability management) can substitute for up to 2 years of work experience

  • Working knowledge of the primary aspects of sustainability and will be extremely comfortable with its application in aviation

  • Will have worked on sustainability projects or can show verified experience developing/managing sustainability programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Can show verified experience developing/managing sustainability programs

  • Substantial working knowledge in two or more of the following areas: sustainability management systems, sustainability program development, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), ACA & carbon management, water, energy and/or GHG/carbon footprint, and green building/infrastructure sustainability (e.g., LEED or Envision in airport setting)

  • Will have discrete project experience in airport setting in the areas of working knowledge listed above (e.g., GRI experience involved development of an actual GRI report, LEED/Envision experience involved working on actual LEED/Envision project, ACA/GHG experience involved GHG quantification by established protocol and ACA certification process. Experience in airport sustainability planning or airport sustainability management will be given specific consideration

  • Fluency with MS Office

  • Strong data / information management skills including ability to synthesize quantitative and qualitative data, organize and correlate findings, and incorporate into client deliverables. Experience with data / information visualization tools (e.g., Tableau) also desirable.

  • Exceptional people skills and business savvy

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write in both technical language (e.g., scientific reports) and business/management language (e.g., business brief) and openness speaking to clients, elected leaders, and larger groups

  • Will be adaptable and flexible, showing a willingness and ability to take on new project or areas with supervision, as required

  • Exhibits client awareness and focus and be expected to grow that skill at AECOM

  • Strong work ethic coupled with a high energy level and passion for sustainability work and AECOM’s business environment

  • Will be confident, self-motivated and able to work unsupervised as well as in a multi-disciplinary team environment

  • Will possess skills and attributes to balance various project and company responsibilities and deadlines, while maintaining professionalism and quality

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