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AECOM Energy Project Developer in San Diego, California

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Energy Project Developer to join our Alternate Delivery Energy Team. This team works on a variety of energy efficiency, resilience, and decarbonization initiatives for federal, municipal, utility, and commercial and industrial clients, including third party financed projects, energy-as-a-service offerings, and energy consulting. This position will perform technical and business development tasks on a variety of projects and opportunities including energy efficiency, distributed generation, renewable energy, energy master planning, district energy systems, net-zero buildings, monitoring base commissioning, transportation electrification, and building decarbonization.

The successful candidate should be a dynamic, self-directed, detail-oriented individual with an excellent understanding of building mechanical systems, distributed energy resources (electric vehicles, solar photovoltaic, battery storage), energy system decarbonization, and alternate delivery project processes. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to develop and deliver innovative energy projects and solutions that leverage the use of data analytics to identify, analyze, and specify energy reduction measures. The candidate should also be capable of making decisions independently under the guidance of senior staff.

The responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Applying diversified knowledge of multi-disciplinary engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields to solve technical problems.

  • Working with interdisciplinary technical leads in coordinating successful execution of projects

  • Providing technical leadership for energy projects.

  • Leading or participating in development of technical proposals.

  • Working with Project Engineers and Project Managers on developing design schedules and budgets for engineering work activities and projects

  • Supporting business development activities as it relates to energy efficiency and decarbonization projects

  • Developing construction and equipment specifications and engineering drawing production

  • Engineering and energy savings calculations

  • Supporting performance engineering and M&V activities by identifying key parameters as it pertains to project risk mitigation and development of project M&V plans

  • Supporting projects through complete life cycle including the feasibility phase, preliminary and detailed design, construction, start-up, and commissioning

  • Performing quality control reviews of work developed by others.

  • Develops construction cost estimates and estimates of technical efforts for projects.

  • Provides input to the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements.

  • Participating in and presenting engineering work at client meetings

  • Interface with the clients to identify project needs, communicate engineering solutions, and strengthen client relationships.

  • Writing technical reports to communicate findings to clients and stakeholders

  • Training others to learn engineering management skills

  • Providing input to management on project resourcing and staff forecasting needs

  • Prioritizing efforts to improve project productivity and quality delivered by the project team


AECOM’s Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to energy engineering, energy procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. Our understanding of the big picture – and the interconnection between generation, distribution, storage, and the demand side of the meter – allows us to deliver holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global framework to bring together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers who advance cleaner, secure, and more sustainable energy solutions.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Engineering and 6+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of education and/or experience

  • Travel is required for this position

  • Valid US Driver's License with a clean driving record

  • US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 10+ years of experience

  • Master’s degree in technical or business discipline

  • PE license in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Recognized credentials such as Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification from the Association of Energy Engineers

  • Experience with energy simulation software packages such as eQUEST/DOE-2 and EnergyPlus

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $106,800.34 - $197,580.63 annually exempt.

  • 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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

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

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10083168

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid