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AECOM Energy Planner in Orange, California

United States of America - California, Orange

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a talented and highly motivated Energy Planner to join the High-Performance Buildings and Communities team in California (based in Los Angeles, Orange, San Francisco, Oakland). This multi-disciplined team provides sustainable and resilient design leadership and consulting on buildings and communities with projects ranging from the design of net zero buildings to the development of campus infrastructure decarbonization plans.


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 Energy Planner will apply technical expertise of building and infrastructure systems at a campus and community scale to develop implementable strategies to meet energy and resilience goals. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of community- and portfolio-level energy strategies, looking at, but not limited to: energy and water conservation, onsite generation and storage, district energy, microgrids, infrastructure resilience, and monitoring and control systems.

  • Technical assessment of building/campus energy demand and potential supply strategies using a combination of modeling, proprietary analysis tools, and the development of customized tools.

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

For the first year, this position will be predominantly focused upon energy planning for federal and military campuses, supporting installations in establishing a clear understanding of their existing energy and water resilience posture and developing solutions to improve it. This will include interviewing mission owners and base civil engineers to identify requirements and develop strategies for improvement. The scope of these improvements can range from electrical and water infrastructure hardening to establishment of microgrids or establishing new management protocols. A high-level working knowledge of these infrastructure systems is therefore desired.

The candidate will have a technical background such as mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering or similar. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in the building or energy sector. The candidate will need to be a team player who can work with others in a multi-disciplinary team to undertake technical analysis and produce reports under tight deadlines. The ability to develop and communicate ideas clearly will be a significant strength in any potential candidate.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering, Building Sciences, or a related field plus two (2) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • 3+ years' experience working with energy or civil infrastructure systems

  • Additional certifications/licenses e.g. PE, CEM, LEED AP, ENV SP

  • Experience of energy or utilities master planning

  • Experience in the assessment of distributed generation assets (solar PV, battery energy storage, etc.)

  • Experience working with federal government

  • Experience with energy codes and standards

  • Knowledge of sustainability assessment systems (such as LEED or Envision)

  • Excellent written, graphical, and verbal communication skills

  • Strong problem solving, analytical and research skills

  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time

  • 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, as required

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

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

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. 251783BR

Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - Oakland, CA - 300 Lakeside Drive, 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.