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AECOM Senior Sustainability Consultant in Denver, Colorado

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a talented and highly motivated senior Sustainability Consultant to join the High-Performance Buildings and Communities team. This multi-disciplined team provides High Performance design leadership and consulting on sustainable buildings and communities with projects ranging from the design of net zero buildings to the sustainable planning of major global eco-cities.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

o Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2022

o #2 Top 500 design firms in 2021 in Engineering-News Record's 2021 “Top 500 Design Firms”

o #3 Top 200 Environmental Firms in Engineering-News Record's 2021 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

o VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

o Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About Buildings + Places

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA 2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

Location: Orange, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Oakland, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ;

AECOM is actively seeking a talented and highly motivated senior Sustainability Consultant to join the High-Performance Buildings and Communities team. This multi-disciplined team provides High Performance design leadership and consulting on sustainable buildings and communities with projects ranging from the design of net zero buildings to the sustainable planning of major global eco-cities.

The candidate will have a technical background such as Engineering, Building Sciences, Architecture or similar and a minimum of 4 years professional experience in the green building/design sector. The candidate will have preferably worked on at least 2-3 Envision projects including experience with the certification process.

The responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership on Envision consulting taking large projects from conception to completion. Be the point of contact for Envision projects within the team.

  • Creating sustainability and ESG plans for multiple client types including city, county, and private entities.

  • Facilitating successful project certification from start to finish for multiple other rating system types including LEED and WELL Building Standard.

  • Providing leadership in sustainability consulting for multiple client types to help client meet sustainability goals. Conduct early-stage Charrettes to assist clients with establishing project sustainability and healthy building goals and objectives and define a path to compliance with third-party rating system requirements when applicable.

  • Guiding our in-house disciplines to identify opportunities to meet client sustainability goals and requirements and comply with third-party rating system requirements when applicable

  • Developing and review specifications related to project sustainability and healthy building goals.

  • There is opportunity in this role to support work undertaken by other parts of the team including high performance building modelling and evaluation including but not limited to ASHRAE 90.1 energy modeling, local code compliance documentation, daylight simulations, parametric design modeling, embodied carbon calculations and energy planning.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering, Building Sciences, Architecture, or a related field

  • Minimum of 4+ years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience/education

  • Envision SP credential

  • Has worked on at least 2-3 Envision projects including experience with the certification process.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of other sustainability assessment systems such as LEED, WELL Building Standard and Fitwell.

  • Knowledge and/or experience with building energy code compliance.

  • Ability to communicate problems clearly and simply to clients, engineers, and architects with client facing experience

  • Strong problem solving, analytical and research skills.

  • Ability to balance various project and company responsibilities and deadlines while maintaining professionalism and quality.

  • Work collaboratively and proactively with a diverse group of teams and subconsultants in a fast-paced environment.

  • Adaptable and flexible, showing a willingness and ability to take on new projects or areas with or without supervision

  • Additional certifications/licenses e.g., ASHRAE BEMP, CEM, LEED AP, WELL AP, are a plus.

  • Masters' degree preferred in engineering, planning, or sustainability-related field.

  • Understanding of high performance and zero carbon building principles and technologies.

  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite, and in particular, Excel for data analytics.

  • Experience and knowledge of energy simulation software.

  • Knowledge, experience or interest in working with parametric design workflows.

  • Knowledge of any programming languages

Additional Information

  • Relocation is available for this position

  • Hybrid office/remote options available

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The target salary range is $–$ 80,000-110,000

  • ​​​​​AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs

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 Sciences

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 267217BR

Additional Locations US - Denver, CO - 7595 East Technology Way, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - Oakland, CA - 300 Lakeside Drive, US - Phoenix, AZ - 7720 North 16th Street, US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A Street, US - San Francisco, CA - 600 Montgomery Street

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.