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AECOM Energy Engineer in San Diego, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Energy Engineer to join our growing Energy Team.

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

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 .

AECOM’s Freedom to Grow program gives employees and managers more flexibility in determining both working schedules and work locations. Our Freedom to Grow program maximizes employee wellbeing and improves our sustainability goals while still delivering the best solutions to our clients. We are challenging the status quo and strengthening gender equity and inclusion in the workplace through a culture and balance that works for both you and AECOM.


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-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

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

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer


AECOM’s Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to engineering, 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 behind the meter services – 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 (Mechanical, Electrical, Environmental)

  • 2 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

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • 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.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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

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 Engineering - Power

Business Line Power

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256983BR

Additional Locations US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A Street

Virtual: Yes

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.