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AECOM Senior Energy Planning Engineer in San Francisco, California

Job Summary

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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced and motivated Energy Planner to join our High-Performance Buildings and Communities team based in San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Orange, CA; or Seattle, WA. This multi-disciplinary team provides design leadership and consulting to clients striving to deliver sustainable and resilient buildings and communities. Projects range from the design of net zero buildings to the development of city-wide or campus level decarbonization plans. We’re passionate about driving the essential transformation of the built environment to deliver a more sustainable and equitable future.

The Energy Planner’s role is

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

  • Leading the development of community- and portfolio-level energy strategies, considering, among other things: energy conservation, building electrification, onsite energy 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 software, and the development of customized analysis tools.

  • Contribution to proposals and the management of small- to medium-sized projects and junior staff

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

Our team is currently working on a wide variety of projects that this role will support, including decarbonization plans for energy utilities and college campuses, as well as energy resilience plans for municipal and federal governments. Recent projects include CU Boulder’s Energy Plan, designing the nation’s largest sewer-water heat recovery district energy system at the National Western Center in Denver, developing energy resilience plans for the Air Force, and creating LACCD’s decarbonization roadmap.

The varied and exciting nature of this 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 community-level energy infrastructure (such as district energy and microgrids), and power generation. A high-level working knowledge of these systems and a propensity for creative problem-solving is therefore critical.

The candidate will have a technical background such as mechanical, electrical, energy, civil engineering, building science, architecture, 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 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 energy planning work for the future.

Minimum Requirements

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

  • 6+ years' experience working in the energy or sustainable design sector

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years' experience working in the energy or sustainable design sector

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

  • 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 in the development of digital analysis tools / coding

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

  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and research skills

  • 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

  • Excellent written, graphical, and verbal communication skills

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Travel up to 20% of the time

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $100,000 - $140,000.

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. 269992BR

Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd, US - Seattle, WA - 1111 3rd Avenue

Virtual: Yes

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.