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AECOM Senior Energy Modeler in Los Angeles, California

United States of America - California, Orange

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a talented and highly motivated senior energy modeler to join the High-Performance Buildings and Communities team in California (based in Los Angeles, Orange, or San Francisco, Oakland). This multi-disciplined team provides High Performance design leadership and consulting on sustainable buildings and communities with projects ranging from the design of net zero buildings to the sustainable planning of major global eco-cities.


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

About Buildings + Places

  • AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture in a dynamic, interactive, and creative work environment.

  • With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

  • Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • High performance building modelling and evaluation including but not limited to ASHRAE 90.1 energy modeling, local code calculations, daylight simulations, parametric design modeling and embodied carbon calculations.

  • Design and modeling of net zero buildings together with supporting clients on a range of decarbonization strategies to meet their goals.

  • Sustainability Consulting and application of green codes such as LEED, Envision, WELL.

  • Review of mechanical drawings and mechanical equipment submittals, electrical drawings and/ or architectural drawings and specifications against high performance goals and sustainable certification criteria

  • Preparing and presenting results and professional recommendations, in report or graphical format, to clients and teams

  • Working or leading others in a multi-disciplinary team to undertake analysis and provide feedback

  • Supporting energy planning, resiliency and other projects relating to high performance buildings and communities undertaken by the team

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Building Sciences, Architecture, or a related field plus four (4) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and knowledge of energy simulation software (e.g. IES, EnergyPlus, Energy Pro, eQuest, OpenStudio, Trane Trace etc.). Use of IES preferred or a desire to learn.

  • Masters' degree preferred in engineering, planning, or sustainability-related field

  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite, and in particular, Excel for data analytics.

  • Knowledge and experience undertaking detailed building energy modeling.

  • Knowledge, experience, or interest in working with parametric design workflows (e.g. Dynamo, Grasshopper, etc.).

  • Understanding of high performance and zero carbon building principles and technologies

  • Experience in or interest in learning building performance analysis tools such as Ladybug Tools, Diva, WUFI, Tally etc.

  • Experience in graphics software such as InDesign, Illustrator etc.

  • Experience in building design software such as Revit, Rhino, etc.

  • Experience with or interest in learning building energy codes and standards including ASHRAE 90.1 and Title 24 Part 6

  • Knowledge of, or interest in, sustainability assessment systems (such as LEED, Green Globes, and BREEAM)

  • Additional certifications/licenses e.g. ASHRAE BEMP, CEM, LEED AP, WELL AP, ENV SP are a plus

  • Knowledge of any programming languages (python, R, C++, etc.)

  • Team-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

  • Ability to communicate problems clearly and simply to clients, engineers, and architects

  • Strong problem solving, analytical and research skills

  • Ability to balance various project and company responsibilities and deadlines while maintaining professionalism and quality. Adaptable and flexible, showing a willingness and ability to take on new projects or areas with or without supervision

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 Architecture and Design

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251784BR

Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - Oakland, CA - 1333 Broadway, US - San Francisco, CA - 300 California Street

Virtual: 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.