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AECOM Associate Director ESG Advisory in Dublin, Ireland

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At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. 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 nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, consultants, 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.

Job Description

What your new role will entail

We are seeing an increase in demand for ESG advisory services. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Strengthen our position as a leader in ESG advisory services for business, finance, and infrastructure clients in the UK and across the European region;

  • Continuously develop our ESG service offerings with practical and viable solutions for clients;

  • Contribute to the delivery of our ambitious business plan - growing our share of the ESG advisory market by winning work with new/existing clients in the UK and across the European;

  • Lead and deliver commercially successful projects that maintain the high-quality professional outputs that we are known for;

  • Develop talent within the team through line management and mentoring and support the upskilling of our colleagues on climate change resilience and adaptation; and,

  • You will be supported by your line manager with regular mentoring and in continuing your professional development.

As part of the Carbon & ESG leadership you will be expected to work collaboratively to lead and deliver a range of ESG, climate change, and sustainability projects for multi-national businesses and investors local, regional, and national governments, as well as supporting senior AECOM leaders in the wider Environment, Water and Energy end markets. We work from a range of our UK offices and are proud to have our Freedom to Grow programme which supports flexible working.

Being part of the team

As one of the longest standing Carbon & ESG practices in the industry, our team have been advising our clients on sustainability governance and performance for over 20 years supporting not only infrastructure and energy but also our industrial clients. As one of our priority growth areas, the Carbon & ESG team fully aligns with AECOM’s Environment Water and Energy growth strategies and our Global Sustainable Legacies Strategy. Our collaboration with private and public sector clients is driven by a commitment to deliver on stakeholder expectations, anticipate and manage environmental and social risks, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance resilience in the face of the climate crisis.

Through our established skills in carbon accounting, net zero road-mapping and implementation, decarbonization and clean growth, ESG reporting, climate action and resilience and circular economy, we pave the way for sustainable practices that align with global objectives and promote lasting positive impacts.

This role is to support growth and be part of the leadership of ESG as we transition to a more sustainable future, supporting our clients to do the same. If you are passionate about helping organisations transition to a resilient Net Zero future and integrate ESG into their decision making, then get in touch!


Here’s what we will need from you

We welcome applications from those with track records in ESG advisory services and experienced in:

  • Identifying corporate obligations within the global sustainability landscape, including different stakeholders and their interests, reporting and transparency trends and evolving legislation;

  • Assessing ESG risks and identifying and implementing mitigation solutions across a range of sectors and scales, from strategic business wide approaches to individual sites and/or activities;

  • Applying sustainability reporting frameworks and standards including GRI, Integrated Reporting, CSRD, SASB, TCFD, and TNFD among others;

  • Developing sustainable procurement procedures and systems;

  • Conducting ESG due diligence for transactions and compliance purposes;

  • Working with and advising senior management and Executive Committee members.

  • Implementing ESG strategy and programmes;

  • A desire to deliver technical excellence;

  • A solution-oriented self-starter who can design and deliver work under own initiative.

  • Commercial awareness for technical delivery, business development, marketing, and proposal preparation;

  • Strong industry profile with experience presenting at conferences and publishing knowledge products in professional journals or other channels; and,

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English. Fluency in other languages an advantage.

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a 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 in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.

Additional Information

You can learn more about us here: 2023 AECOM Candidate Brochure (adobe.com)



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 aecom.com 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.

ReqID: REF21472X

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid