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Job Information

AECOM Sustainable Energy Consultant (Buildings) in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, St Albans

Job Summary

AECOM’s Sustainability team within our Building and Places Business Line is recognised as an industry leader in the field of sustainable development. We work with Governments to support Building Regulations and National planning policy relating to climate change, to developing energy and sustainability strategies to support the design and planning of new development and the resilience of cities.

A snapshot of our work includes:

  • The development of policy on low carbon and renewable energy, climate change and sustainability issues

  • Preparing industry-leading best practice guidance and policy advice for Government, GLA, RIBA and CIBSE

  • Sustainable masterplanning of new communities

  • Energy strategies

  • Environmental assessments - BREEAM, LEED, WELL, Home Quality Mark and the RICS Ska Rating

  • Circular economy strategies and embodied carbon calculations

  • Research into reducing energy use, improving resilience to climate change and creating more sustainable buildings

Your key responsibilities, with support from the team, will include the following:

  • Provide strategic input and advice to new-build projects and masterplans on how to minimise energy demands and seek to achieve net zero performance

  • Provide consultancy support to organisations to develop carbon reduction and GHG emissions reduction strategies

  • Deliver (or manage) building energy modelling and other analyses with the appropriate tools,

  • Provide consultancy support to local authorities, cities and regions to develop multi-sectoral strategies for achieving net zero, including through design of district heating and renewable energy systems

  • Writing proposals and winning new work as well as building client relationships and delivering work

Minimum Requirements

In response to growing interest in sustainability issues, we are seeing an increasing demand for our consultancy services to assist building projects, organisations, cities and regions to develop carbon strategies and action plans for achieving net zero emissions. We are seeking an experienced Senior / Principal Consultant to join an established Sustainable Development Group based across the UK and we would love you to join us in any of the following locations - St Albans, London, Basingstoke, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds or Manchester.

You will need the following skills and qualifications to be successful in this role

  • A science, engineering or building-related degree; a building sustainability/energy related MSc is desirable

  • An ability to communicate effectively, be client-facing and able to write concise and clear reports;

  • Have a good understanding of and interest in sustainable development issues as they relate to the built environment

  • If not currently chartered, ideally should be working towards chartership with a relevant institution (e.g. CIBSE, Energy Institute, IEMA)

Preferred Qualifications

The following skills and qualifications would be great if you have them but not essential as you will have the support network to grow in these areas if you wish to -

  • Experience of techno-economic modelling of low carbon heat networks

  • Experience of evidence base development to support changes in regional or national policy and regulations

  • Experience with demand side management and/or energy storage

  • Experience with using GIS tools for spatial mapping of data

  • Experience of stakeholder engagement and stakeholder workshop facilitation

  • Knowledge of smart systems/ smart grids

  • Knowledge of new fuels and technologies – e.g. hydrogen.

  • Knowledge of GHG accounting and reporting methodologies

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 Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 231706BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cardiff, UK - Leeds, UK - London - Aldgate Tower, UK - Manchester - Bridgewater House

Clearance Required 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.


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