Whole Life Carbon Senior Consultant/

United Kingdom

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Whole Life Carbon Senior Consultant to join our established Sustainable Development Group, to be based in either BristolCardiffBirmingham, ManchesterLeeds or London.

The successful candidate will be part of our wider UK Sustainability group, playing a key role in delivering Whole Life Carbon Assessment (WLCA) services for several major public and private sector clients, helping them to develop and meet decarbonisation targets and ambitions.

Our clients cover a range of sectors, including public, commercial, domestic, industrial and education. You will need to have experience of delivering whole life carbon assessments and identifying key methods to significantly reduce carbon emissions across the lifespan of the development.

Job Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting clients in setting suitable decarbonisation targets and outlining a route to achieving these.
  • Developing and delivering whole life carbon reduction strategies for a variety of scoping mechanisms (e.g., Greater London Authority, LETI & RIBA, BREEAM etc.).
  • Leading WLCA bids and delivery of assessments.
  • Liaise directly with clients and designers to recommend key low carbon measures and support the drive to decarbonisation.
  • Delivering large scale projects with a view to implement low carbon initiatives.
  • Preparing and leading tenders and proposals for new work.
  • Training and supporting staff in WLCA modelling.
  • Join the broader AECOM sustainability practice, network with colleagues, and engage other internal project opportunities.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Good client engagement experience and skills.
  • Good knowledge of the building design and construction process.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Competent in the use of MS Word and Excel.
  • Experience of OneClick LCA, eTool, or EC3.
  • Experience of undertaking fee calculations and bid writing.
  • A demonstrable passion and enthusiasm for environmental sustainability.
  • Experience with undertaking LCA studies for BREEAM, Greater London Authority (GLA), LEED, or other LCA scoping mechanisms.
  • Knowledge and understanding of PAS2080:2023 Carbon Management Plans.


  • Experience of BREEAM and/or other assessment methodologies is beneficial but not required.
  • Experience of undertaking Part L or TM54 calculations is beneficial but not required.

Although the role is quite specific, the successful candidate will be given plenty of opportunities to broaden their knowledge and work across a range of sustainability projects with support and mentoring from technical specialists in the team, as required.

Additional Information


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

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