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AECOM Sustainability Consultant in San Diego, California

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a talented and highly motivated senior 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 buildings to the sustainable planning of major global eco-cities. Location: Orange, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Diego,

The candidate will have a technical background such as Engineering, Building Sciences, Sustainability, Architecture or similar and a minimum of 2-4 years professional experience in the green building/design sector.

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.

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

  • Develop of sustainable design strategies appropriate for the scope of the project.

  • Undertake 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 guidelines and guidance for buildings, sites and campuses.

  • Assist with wider sustainability initiatives such as net zero, circular economy, embodied carbon assessments etc.

  • Develop green specifications.

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

  • Develop 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.

  • Prepare and present results and professional recommendations, in report or presentation format to clients and internal teams.

  • Complete energy modeling and investigations for LEED compliance as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering, Building Sciences, Sustainability, Architecture, or a related field

  • Minimum of 2+ years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience/education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters' degree preferred in sustainability-related field

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

  • Experience or knowledge of embodied carbon analysis and circular economy

  • Working knowledge of the primary aspects of sustainable design

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

  • Experience of energy or utilities master planning

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

  • 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:

  • Relocation is available for this position

  • Hybrid office options available

What We Offer

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.

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

Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services

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. 270084BR

Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A 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.