AECOM Principal Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) – Team Leader in Melbourne, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144990BR

Position Title Principal Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) – Team Leader

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Building Engineering

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - Victoria

City Melbourne

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking a Principal Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) – Team Leader to join our team in Melbourne. You will be responsible for leading a team of Professionals to grow a sustainable and profitable business within the ESD discipline, through the identification of opportunities, strategic and successful proposal compilation to win commissions and the profitable delivery of projects. The Team Leader is responsible for mentoring and developing their team members to realise their full potential and obtain their full engagement in the business.

The ESD team is a small team of 9 collaborative, dynamic professionals working on large scale projects, and are very well respected within the wider AECOM business, both locally and across ANZ. The ESD discipline is part of the Buildings + Places Team, a vibrant and growing business line which delivers project management, architectural and engineering services as well as, fire engineering, acoustics, ESD, planning and economic analysis for a broad selection of built environment projects.

You will have;

  • Significant knowledge obtained in a related industry in a similar role

  • Solid experience and knowledge in Building physics including Energy and daylight studies and the application of relevant rating tools

  • Knowledge of relevant energy simulation software, eg. IES, Grasshopper, DIVA,etc.

  • Good understanding of the Australian Sustainability market

  • Good understanding of Building Engineering, including; building services, structural engineering, façade and architectural systems and the practicalities of integrating sustainable design initiatives into these disciplines

  • Experience with leading successful teams, mentoring and developing team members

  • Ability to undertake project and technical analyses and report on results

  • Strong communication and client facing skills. Able to present convincingly and clearly

Minimum Requirements

The Role

  • Create high performing, motivated and engaged teams via Performance Planning, Performance Management, appropriate Reward and Recognition, learning and development opportunities

  • Use building simulation and practical engineering and architectural knowledge to develop sustainable and innovative building designs.

  • Develop a strong client facing market presence within ESD markets and provide professional services to both our local and international clients

  • Lead Sustainable Development projects

  • Hands on ESD design for relevant projects

  • Contribute to the development of building designs, specifically in the areas of energy modelling, performance analysis, and sustainable building technologies

  • Lead and have the ability to carry out sustainability studies and assessments including:

  • Microclimate study,

  • Computational Fluid Dynamic simulation,

  • Energy simulations;

  • Natural and artificial lighting simulations

Preferred Qualifications

Recognised relevant tertiary qualifications or above in building physics, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering or related disciplines

What We Offer

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.