AECOM Energy Engineer in Chicago, Illinois
AECOM is seeking an Energy Engineer to join our growing Energy Team.
This team works on a variety of energy efficiency, resilience, and decarbonization initiatives for municipal, utility, and commercial and industrial clients. This position will perform technical tasks on a variety of projects including energy efficiency, distributed generation, renewable energy, energy master planning, district energy systems, net-zero buildings, monitoring base commissioning, grid-interactive buildings, and building decarbonization.
The successful candidate should be a dynamic, self-directed individual with an excellent understanding of building mechanical systems, distributed energy resources (electric vehicles, solar photovoltaic, battery storage), and energy system decarbonization. The candidate should also have a demonstrated ability to develop and deliver innovative energy that leverage the use of data analytics to identify, analyze, and specify energy reduction measures.
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.
The responsibilities of this role also include, but may not be limited to, the following:
Demonstrating the ability to identify energy reduction opportunities through the analysis of large data sets
Interface regularly with the clients to identify project needs, communicate engineering solutions, and strengthen client relationships.
Assess opportunities for building decarbonization, including renewable energy feasibility and the benefits of electrification
Knowledge of ASHRAE Level I, II and III energy audit standards
Conduct energy audits and site investigations for large commercial, multifamily, and industrial clients
Identify and quantify energy conservation opportunities associated with lighting, HVAC systems, energy management and control systems and building envelope
Analyze utility data to determine baseline customer energy performance parameters and develop applicable rate structures used for cost savings calculations
Perform energy calculations to identify and validate energy conservation measures (ECMs)
Develop cost estimates associated with ECMs to determine ROI
Write technical reports to communicate findings to clients and stakeholders
Developing and maintaining good client relationships across the portfolio
AECOM’s Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to energy engineering, energy procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. Our understanding of the big picture – and the interconnection between generation, distribution, storage, and the demand side of the meter – allows us to deliver holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global framework to bring together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers who advance cleaner, secure, and more sustainable energy solutions.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field
4+ years of relevant experience in energy services or related industry
Experience must include:
Conducting energy audits and site investigations and
Renewable energy assessment, design, or development
Energy conservation projects associated with lighting, HVAC Systems, energy management and control systems
Fluency with Microsoft Office products, including Microsoft Excel
Advanced degree preferred
Related licenses or credentials including: Professional Engineer (PE) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT), Certified Energy Manager (CEM or EMIT), LEED AP
Experience or education related to energy policy, project management, or economics
Support energy consulting services to clients of various sizes
Experience that includes: Federal government, utilities, commercial real estate, advanced manufacturing and/or life sciences
Prefer candidates with demonstrated client-facing experience able to effectively communicate with and listen to clients and internal business groups
Modeling/Coding Experience: Energy modeling software experience (eQUEST, Energy Plus, Trane Trace, etc.), R/Shiny, etc. helpful
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Familiarity with fault detection and diagnostic analytics platforms such as SkySpark and similar platforms),
Sponsorship is available for this position
Relocation is not available for this position
AECOM encourages, but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a worksite, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved accommodation must be received in order to enter an AECOM or worksite location in New York City, NY.
What We Offer
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.
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 Energy
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 263354BR
Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - New York, NY - 605 Third Ave
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.