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Job Information

AECOM Buildings Sustainability Consultant - Senior/Principal in Sydney, Australia

Australia - New South Wales, Sydney - AU

Job Summary

This is an exciting role that will see you providing technical building sustainability advice within our Sustainability Practice. With a history of working on some of the most influential building and policy projects, our Sustainability Practice comprises a team of specialists working collectively and virtually across Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington.

Your primary role will be advising our clients on all matters pertaining to sustainability, particularly for buildings, with a focus on sustainable design optimisation and climate change mitigation. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the wider precinct and infrastructure team for the right candidate.

AECOM provides a great a place to work, where we place a high priority on a positive culture, fun and an engaging work environment. We offer career development and mentoring, as well as social and wellbeing opportunities. AECOM has been recognised for our commitment to gender equity, value diversity and we have a genuine focus on flexibility.

You will be an integral part of a high performing team, and work on projects where you can influence the greatest change. We are currently working on some of the largest buildings and infrastructure projects in Australia and New Zealand, and with your help, our legacy will be positive.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Generating strategic partnerships and relationships with internal and external stakeholders and clients.

  • Providing industry leadership through presenting at and attending industry and AECOM events.

  • Work with our wider team to participate in pursuing new project opportunities.

  • Providing clear, consistent, evidence-based and up-to-date advice and communication to clients on the general science of climate change and the need to address the climate crisis.

  • Maintaining current working knowledge of the industry and economy-wide issues (codes, legislation, initiatives and so on) related to climate change and its impacts on our clients’ businesses.

  • Undertaking technical sustainability investigations and design discipline coordination to optimise design and generate efficiencies. This will include advising a variety of built environment assets such as commercial offices, education facilities, hospitals, airports, industrial buildings, and data centres.

Minimum Requirements

  • Be a passionate communicator and leader with prior’ experience related to sustainable buildings to drive optimum design and engineering outcomes.

  • Have tertiary qualifications in sustainability, environmental science/management, urban planning or engineering.

  • Have experience using sustainability/wellness rating tools (Green Star (GBCA), WELL Building Standard (IWBI), NABERS, LEED, Infrastructure Sustainability (ISCA) will be well regarded) and ideally hold accredited status with some of these organisations.

  • Having experience any of the following will be highly regarded:

  • Facilitation of workshops and stakeholder management

  • Whole-of-life net present value analysis

  • Energy and water auditing and associated savings opportunities feasibility studies

  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) / eTool, Simapro or similar

  • Building energy simulation / IES-VE or similar

  • Parametric building simulation / Grasshopper, Ladybug and the like

  • Have demonstrated experience in working with multidisciplinary teams.

  • Take a client-facing and outcome-oriented approach to project delivery.

  • Demonstrate experience in preparing technical design documentation and reporting.

  • Be able to achieve and maintain high levels of quality and consistency of outputs.

  • Be able to work autonomously and take responsibility for the quality of deliverables and meeting deadlines, including travel as required.

  • Possess excellent communication skills in all media – written, presentation, facilitation.

Preferred Qualifications

Have tertiary qualifications in sustainability, environmental science/management, urban planning or engineering.

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.