AECOM Energy & Sustainability Consultant II in Chicago, Illinois
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AECOM is seeking two (2) early career Energy and Sustainability Consultants to join the Energy and ESG Advisory team; this opportunity is available in several nationwide locations where AECOM has an office location, and not limited to locations posted . This team works on a variety of grid modernization, decarbonization, sustainability, and resilience related planning initiatives for governmental, utility, and private clients. Example topics covered by this team include building and transportation decarbonization; microgrids; distributed generation and storage; energy efficiency; district energy systems; net-zero buildings, campuses, and communities; energy-water nexus; and coordinated infrastructure investment.
The Energy and Sustainability Consultant will work closely with team members to develop high quality solutions for clients and partners. This is a hybrid role requiring 2-3 days/week in the office.
Responsibilities for the position include, but may not be limited to, the following:
Primary tasks will include qualitative research, data analysis, presentation development, and writing client and/or public facing materials
This person will be expected to synthesize concepts into well written and visual reports and communicated clearly and concisely to both non-technical and technical audiences
Success in this position requires a dynamic individual with high energy and motivation with an acute passion for developing strategic energy management, smart energy, sustainability, and energy efficiency solutions
Critical requirements include teamwork skills, knowledge of the energy/infrastructure industries, and the ability to develop high quality, creative project deliverables in a fast-paced and ever-evolving industry
Gain and share general knowledge of the financial, technical or policy aspects driving decarbonization, energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, smart energy, utility industries, and/or energy infrastructure development in a collaborative setting
BA/BS plus 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
2 years of professional work experience in one or more of the following: energy, sustainability, resilience, smart city technology, climate, decarbonization, transportation electrification, or another relevant field
Previous work experience and/or background in energy, sustainability, resilience, smart city technology, climate, or project management
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
BA/BS in engineering, economics, policy, business, or other related field is desired
Graduate Degree in engineering, economics, policy, business or related
Previous experience working in consulting, utility, or government
Project management certification or training
Relevant certifications such as FE/PE, Certified Energy Manager (CEM), LEED, WELL, Envision
Strong writing skills and ability to communicate complex processes or ideas simplistically - writing sample may be requested if selected for an interview
This is a hybrid role requiring 2-3 days/week in the office
Sponsorship is not available for this role
Relocation support is not available for this role
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines
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 aecom.com and @AECOM.
Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have 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.
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.
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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Business Line: Energy
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Consulting Services
Work Location Model: Hybrid