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AECOM Graduate Building Sustainability Consultants - 2022 & 2023 starts in Bristol, 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.

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.

Job Description

AECOM’s Sustainability team comprises of specialists within our Building Engineering Business Line. We are recognised as industry leaders in the field of sustainable development.

Our projects range from working with Governments to support Building Regulations and National planning policy relating to climate change, to developing energy and sustainability strategies to support the design and planning of new development and the regeneration of existing communities.

We work across all construction stages, from pre-feasibility, through feasibility, design, construction and operation; and across a wide range of sectors - housing, healthcare, schools, universities, offices, retail, hospitality etc. We also deliver advice relating to existing portfolios. Our work includes:

  • The development of policy on low carbon and renewable energy, climate change and sustainability issues at national, regional and local levels

  • Net zero carbon strategies for cities, local authorities, masterplans and projects

  • Circular economy advice and policy support for the GLALife cycle and embodied carbon assessments

  • Sustainable master planning of new communities

  • Energy strategies including the planning and design of decentralised energy infrastructure and energy statements

  • Sustainability statements and appraisalsHealth and wellbeing advice including WELL Building Standard certification

  • Design advice and feasibility studies for new build and refurbishment projects

  • Carbon management advice including energy auditing and monitoring

  • Environmental assessments - BREEAM, LEED, Home Quality Mark and the RICS Ska rating

  • The development of Corporate Social Responsibility policies and carbon footprint reporting

  • Research into reducing energy use, improving resilience to climate change and creating more sustainable buildings and places.

  • Resilience strategies for cities, infrastructure providers and businesses

Job Responsibilities:

Your key responsibilities, with support from your team, may include the following:

  • Writing circular economy statements for projects

  • Undertaking life cycle and embodied carbon assessments

  • WELL Building Standard assessments

  • Environmental assessments of buildings – assisting with BREEAM, LEED, Home Quality Mark and other assessments (supported by in-house training) and in time undertaking training to become a qualified assessor. This can cover both design stage and post construction assessment of buildings.

  • Building energy modelling - assisting with modelling of domestic and/or non-domestic buildings (supported by in-house training) and in time undertaking training to become a qualified assessor.

  • Building renewable energy assessments – assessing costs and carbon benefits of a range of technologies and determining the best solution for a particular project

  • Developing energy strategies to support building design teams and energy statements to support planning applications

  • Developing sustainability strategies to support building design teams and sustainability statements to support planning applications.

  • Energy auditing and energy efficiency to identify energy, cost and carbon savings projects for existing buildings

  • Heat network studies including feasibility assessments and developing designs

  • Contributing to a wide range of projects as the workload dictates, including policy development work and research projects


  • A Science, Engineering or Building related Bachelor degree

  • Building Sustainability / Energy related MSc is desirable

  • Relevant work / placement experience would be advantageous.

  • Good numeric and communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Good attention to detail

  • Flexible to deal with varying workloadAble to demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in buildings and sustainability

You must have the right to work in the UK as we're unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position .

Additional Information

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: J10072316

Business Line: Corporate

Business Group: Corporate

Strategic Business Unit: Human Resources

Career Area: Consulting Services