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AECOM Sustainability Consultant in Orange, California

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a talented and highly motivated Sustainability Consultant to join the High-Performance Buildings and Communities Team. 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 and LEED Platinum buildings to the sustainable planning of major global eco-cities and Transportation corridors.

Location: Orange or San Francisco, CA or Seattle, WA

Some key projects undertaken by this team includes:

  • Intuit Dome – LEED Platinum

  • San Franciso International Airport – Sustainability services, Net Zero Carbon Plan, Infrastructure Modernization Plan

  • Sepulveda Transit Corridor – Sustainability Management Plan

  • Argonne National Labs – Federal Sustainability compliance

  • Salt Lake City Water Reclamation Facility – Envision Assessment

  • Department of Defense Buildings (Air Force, Navy, Air National Guard, etc.) – Sustainability Compliance

The candidate will have a technical background such as Engineering, Building Sciences, Architecture or similar and a minimum of 2 years professional experience in the green building/design sector. The candidate will need to be a team player who can work with others in a multi-disciplinary team, to deliver a range of Sustainability Services.

To support the development of our technical staff, we offer mentorship, technical training, attendance to conferences, access to a range of internal and external training resources and flexible hybrid work approach.

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

  • Undertake or support building certifications such as LEED, WELL, Envision and GBI and GBCI Guiding Principles assessments.

  • Support design, engineering, and construction teams on green building projects and initiatives.

  • Research and develop sustainability strategies and guidance for buildings, sites and campuses.

  • Providing construction support via document reviews, site visits, team check-ins and ad-hoc advice.

  • Staying informed about relevant sustainability legislation such as CALGreen and ensure compliance on projects.

  • Collecting and analyzing data related to sustainability efforts and produce reports for stakeholders/clients.

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


Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

  • Experience or knowledge of waste management and circular economy, along with working knowledge of the primary aspects of sustainable design.

  • Experience with Infrastructure projects.

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

  • 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

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to proficiently communicate both internally and externally to build collaborative relationships

Additional Information

  • Hybrid office options available

  • Relocation is not available for this position

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $80,000.00 - $95,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10110162

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid