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AECOM Senior Energy and Sustainability Engineer in San Francisco, 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 seeking a Senior Energy and Sustainability Engineer to join our High-Performance Buildings team. The team is focused on the western half of the US but works nationally and internationally as well. This highly-collaborative, multi-disciplinary team provides design leadership and advisory services to clients striving to realize more sustainable and resilient building portfolio operations. The role is based in Orange, CA as well as Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, or Chicago.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team in the development of campus and portfolio-wide decarbonization and resilience strategies. The role is primarily technical in nature, with a focus on energy systems feasibility analysis and concept design. The types of strategies being assessed range from building retrofits to centralized thermal energy systems and microgrids.

The team’s recent and ongoing projects include developing early-stage design of zero-carbon district energy systems at UC Riverside and Toronto International Airport; portfolio net zero plans for SDG&E Facilities and major corporate portfolios in California; and working with NREL to develop a campus infrastructure planning digital twin.

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

  • Lead a team in the development of building and portfolio-level energy strategies, including, conservation, building electrification, district energy, onsite energy generation and storage, and microgrids.

  • Technical assessment of decarbonization strategies using a combination of modeling, proprietary software, and the development of customized analysis tools.

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

  • Support of proposal efforts through the development of technical approach and associated fees.

The varied nature of our work must be reflected in our team's expertise and skills; as such we seek applicants with a solid understanding of the principles of performance-led design for both buildings and campus- or campus-level energy infrastructure, and power generation. A high-level working knowledge of these systems and a propensity for creative problem-solving is therefore critical. The ability to develop and communicate ideas clearly will be seen as a significant strength in any potential candidate.

This is a role for someone who shares our passion for decarbonization and wants to scale up and diversify their contribution to this transition. Our team is constantly growing, and this role provides a unique opportunity to influence the industry and shape a team to deliver decarbonization work for the future.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering, Building Sciences or a related field + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters' degree preferred in engineering

  • 5+ years’ experience of decarbonization or energy planning

  • Experience in the development of digital analysis tools and / or programming

  • P.E. Strongly Preferred; CEM considered valuable

  • Excellent written, graphical, and verbal communication skills

Additional Information

  • Type: Hybrid working: Minimum of 2 days in office.

  • Sponsorship is available for this position

  • Some limited travel will be expected as part of this role


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $110,000.00 - $149,000.00.


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: J10110299

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid