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Job Information

AECOM Buildings Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) – Director in Sydney, Australia

Australia - New South Wales, Sydney - AU

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking a Director Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) – Team Leader to join our team in Sydney. You will be responsible for growing a team of Professionals to grow a sustainable and profitable business within the ESD discipline, through the identification of opportunities, strategic and successful proposal compilation to win commissions and the profitable delivery of projects. The ESD discipline is part of the Buildings + Places Team, a vibrant and growing business line which delivers project management, architectural and engineering services as well as, fire engineering, acoustics, ESD, planning and economic analysis for a broad selection of built environment projects.

You will have;

  • Significant knowledge obtained in a related industry in a similar role

  • Solid experience and knowledge in Building physics including Energy and daylight studies and the application of relevant rating tools

  • Knowledge of relevant energy simulation software, eg. IES, Grasshopper, DIVA,etc.

  • Good understanding of the Australian Sustainability market

  • Good understanding of Building Engineering, including; building services, structural engineering, façade and architectural systems and the practicalities of integrating sustainable design initiatives into these disciplines

  • Experience with leading successful teams, mentoring and developing team members

  • Ability to undertake project and technical analyses and report on results

  • Strong communication and client-facing skills. Able to present convincingly and clearly

Minimum Requirements

  • Use building simulation and practical engineering and architectural knowledge to develop sustainable and innovative building designs.

  • Develop a strong client facing market presence within ESD markets and provide professional services to both our local and international clients

  • Lead Sustainable Development projects

  • Hands on ESD design for relevant projects

  • Contribute to the development of building designs, specifically in the areas of energy modelling, performance analysis, and sustainable building technologies

  • Lead and have the ability to carry out sustainability studies and assessments including:

  • Microclimate study,

  • Computational Fluid Dynamic simulation,

  • Energy simulations;

  • Natural and artificial lighting simulations

Preferred Qualifications

Recognised relevant tertiary qualifications or above in building physics, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering or related disciplines

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

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244092BR

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.