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AECOM ESIA & ESDD Consultant in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Job Description

Based from the UK we are looking to recruit a Consult to join our team of experts who work closely with International clients on Environmental Social Impact Social Impact Assessment and Environmental Social Due Diligence projects.

We work closely with specialists in AECOM’s network of offices in over 150 countries. Our geographical areas are varied, for example some of the projects we have delivered recently include:

  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and stakeholder engagement for solar plants in Kazakhstan, Trinidad and Tobago and Malawi;

  • Engaging local authorities and communities for a sustainable city project funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Eastern Europe and Central Asia;

  • Environmental and Social Due Diligence for rail development project in Ghana;

  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in the Comoros Islands and Madagascar for various offshore oil & gas developers; and

  • Environmental and Social monitoring of the implementation of environmental and social action plans for various infrastructure projects in Turkey.

Therefore, fluency in a foreign language (for example French and/or Spanish) is desired.

Our International Social specialists perform a wide range of consulting services for international projects, including contribution to and coordinating delivering ESIAs and ESDDs, as well as having an understanding of/exposure to social specialisms such as Resettlement Action Plans (RAP), Livelihood Restoration Plans (LRP), community and stakeholder engagement, labour and working conditions, community investment, and social performance and sustainability reporting.

You will play a key role in supporting social aspects of international ESIA, ESDD and social performance services on major international projects for our private sector clients and on behalf of international funders. Working as either a member of a multidisciplinary team, or directly for clients, you will support work such as:

  • Social baseline studies,

  • Community and stakeholder engagement,

  • Assessments of social impacts, identification of mitigation measures, social management plans,

  • Labour & working conditions audits,

  • Preparation and implementation of resettlement and livelihood restoration plans,

  • Social performance monitoring and reporting, training and capacity building on social performance for clients etc.

You will also be supporting in work winning through contributing to proposal preparation.

The ESIA & ESDD Practice Area sits within AECOM’s Environment & Sustainability (E&S) business, which in the UK comprises over 200 people across approximately 20 offices. Successful applicant could join the team in Aldgate (London), Bristol and Edinburgh.


The successful candidate would have the following qualification and skills

  • A graduate qualification – economics, social sciences, international relations or similar discipline.

  • Proven previous experience and understand of social performance related projects such as Social Impact Assessment, Stakeholder Engagement, Social Due Diligence and/or Resettlement Action Plans following international standards (e.g. IFC Performance Standards).

  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.

  • Research and analytical skills and experience, including ability to manipulate and analyse quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Strong ability of working as a member of a team who is also able to work independently, a creative thinker with vision and desire to deliver meaningful results. Previous qualitative research experience a plus.

  • Some experience working in a professional international environment (e.g. international organisations, private sector, development non-governmental organisations).

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability for building internal and external relationships and networks.

  • Strong interest in Businesses’ “Social License to Operate”, social performance, international relations and development issues, and/or Business and Human Rights.

  • Fluency in foreign language (French and/or Spanish) is ideal.

Additional Information

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10075947

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Science