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AECOM Building Performance Engineer in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Job Summary

AECOM is looking for a Building Performance Engineer to support projects as part of its team of experts and to provide a project and client-facing role to communicate our expertise, provide thought-leadership and improve building performance. Working on offices, residential, healthcare, education, cultural buildings as well as international projects.

About the role:

A Building Performance Engineer will be involved all aspects of building environmental and engineering modelling, including early stage planning submissions, though to full practical completion. They will be required to support the preparation of specifications, undertake advanced computer modelling, reporting outcomes and recommendations, assisting the development of junior team members. The successful candidate will be working towards chartership, and have proven design experience, delivering to quality, time and budget. This role will suit someone with a mechanical engineering / building services degree, who is enthusiastic, self-motivated, and looking to advance their career.

The applicant should have or have a passion for :

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of NABERs / Design for Performance, TM54 and Soft Landings

  • Knowledge of building physics and IES

  • Experience and knowledge of post-occupancy evaluation, fine-tuning and capturing lessons learned

  • Ability to give advice on low carbon design decisions at early design stages

  • Understanding of LEED, BREEAM, and WELL in relation to building performance

  • An understanding of net zero carbon in buildings and whole life carbon impacts

  • Some knowledge of Passivhaus principles would be useful, but not essential


  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to take complex, technical information and explain it simply

  • Ability to collaborate with different disciplines including engineers, modellers and sustainability experts

Minimum Requirements

  • Obtain the necessary information both internally and externally from Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Design Consultants for the design to proceed.

  • Support the design team and ensure compliance with all Statutory and Regulatory obligations.

  • Ensure the Design Team is kept fully informed of all technical and other information necessary for the duration of the project.

  • Produce all related design information, ensure that all calculations are prepared and signed off in accordance with the requirements of the IMS, relevant Standards and Codes of Practice and our conform to our internal processes and methodology’s.

  • Help represent AECOM at Client, Design Team and Progress meetings throughout the design and construction phases of projects.

  • Undertake advanced IES modelling, including Apache HVAC, Part L and EPC analysis and Operation Energy Modelling

  • Have the ability to prepare clear concise reports and Technical notes to communicate with internal and external clients.

  • Untaken quality reviews of all aspects of modelling work.

  • Ability to work accurately, independently and efficiently, and to take ownership of projects.

  • Be an effective communicator and team worker.

  • Be proactive about self-development, ideally being close to achieving Chartered Engineer status.

  • Ability to assist in the management of tasks for junior and trainee engineers.

  • Advance knowledge of IES, working knowledge of Revit, Window and Thermo software, Python scripting and excel.

  • Ability to assist in training and supervise more junior staff in all aspects of Building Performance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in mechanical engineering, building services, or similar.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 250867BR

Additional Locations UK - Cambridge - Wellbrook Court, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - St. Albans

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.