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AECOM Associate Director - Renewable Energy in Cork, Ireland

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM are looking for an Associate Director, Renewable Energy to join our rapidly expanding renewable energy team. You will be responsible for undertaking a technical role on projects within our energy business; typically, our projects are associated with the generation, storage, transmission and distribution of energy both in the UK and Ireland and countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Projects include all stages of design from feasibility to detailed design and site construction supervision both Republic of Ireland and internationally. Our clients are a mix between large energy utility generators to private developers.

We offer a flexible hybrid working model and as a member of our team, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a range of flexible choices covering health, finance, lifestyle, and more.

The roles key focus will be to:

  • Liaise with clients, manage project work on a day-to-day basis and ensure that the work is delivered within the agreed timescale and budgets.

  • Co-ordinate multi-disciplinary design of renewable energy infrastructure.

  • Respond to technical queries raised by the Site Team.

  • Act as lead verifier on reports including technical feasibility studies and design reports (depending on core engineering discipline)

  • Direct junior members of staff and mentor graduate engineers.

Essential requirements:

This role, with a strong technical focus, requires candidates to have essential experience in the energy sector, specifically in renewable energy systems, and demonstrate a high degree of technical competency.

Preferred knowledge:

Candidates with general engineering experience (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Environmental) within the energy market would be preferable, with experience to include the following:

  • Hydroelectric design – both run of river and pumped storage.

  • Onshore wind – ideally with recent onsite experience, including projects with turbines >180m tip height.

  • Offshore wind.

  • Solar PV.

  • Green hydrogen.


  • BEng (Hons) degree in Engineering (Civil, Electrical or Mechanical or Environmental)

  • Chartered status or actively working towards chartership

Additional Information


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 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.

ReqID: J10099986

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid