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AECOM Energy Engineer in Oakland, California

Company Description

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Energy Engineer to join our growing Energy Team. For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to work remotely and/or be located at a variety of Energy offices in multiple locations across the United States through our Freedom to Grow program.

This team works on a variety of energy efficiency, resilience, and decarbonization related initiatives for municipal, utility, and private 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 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 projects that leverage the use of data analytics to identify, analyze, and specify energy reduction measures.

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 and communicate engineering solutions.

  • Assess opportunities for building decarbonization, including renewable energy feasibility and beneficial electrification

  • 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 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

  • Write technical reports to communicate findings to clients and stakeholders


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.


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering required

  • 4 or more years of relevant experience in energy services or related industry

  • Experience must include one or more of the following:

  • Conducting energy audits and site investigations,

  • Renewable energy assessment, design, or development

  • Energy conservation projects associated with lighting, HVAC Systems, energy management and control systems and/or performing energy calculations

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in engineering, Business, Policy, Energy or related field is desired

  • Previous experience working for high performing energy consulting teams and organizations

  • 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

  • Experience that includes any of these industries is desired: 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. desired

  • Familiarity with fault detection and diagnostic analytics platforms, related programming experience (ex. Python) is desired

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office products, including advanced skills in Microsoft Excel

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $87,778.70,756.40 - $162,390.59 annually exempt.

  • 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.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship assistance is available for this position

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10067552

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering