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AECOM Principal Energy Consultant in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Avon, Bristol - UK

Job Summary

At AECOM we consult with our clients to modernise, expand and deliver the most iconic and complex building and infrastructure projects in the world. Climate change and carbon reduction is the hot topic for governments, councils and private businesses. With “net zero by 2030” commitments, businesses are requiring more and more support as we move towards a low carbon future.

AECOM’s work in this area is growing fast so we are seeking a Senior or Principal Energy Consultant to join an established Sustainable Buildings Group based in our Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham offices which is part of a wider UK building sustainability division about 90 people strong.

You will play a key role in delivering energy and carbon management services (with a focus on buildings) for several major public and private sector clients, helping them to meet their Net Zero targets and ambitions.

This role is likely to suit you if you have experience within a construction consultancy with a clear track record of detailed report writing, technical problem solving and client engagement. You will need to have a good technical understanding of building services, building physics, and low and zero carbon energy generation technologies, as well as strong numerical and data analysis skills, as well as excellent report writing, presentation and communication skills.

About us

Our team is split over three offices Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham and consists of 15 professionals focused on reducing the carbon footprint of our clients. We are part of a much larger and global business which leaves us well placed to support large business and major public sector clients and be involved in real change at scale. We are proud of our projects which have us working with clients to optimise the sustainability of their property portfolio and estates. Our experts also help shape the agenda through work to develop national policy, regulations and industry guidance on sustainable buildings.

We also offer a real opportunity to work flexibly depending on your location with a focus on work life balance and our business needs.

The responsibilities of this position include

  • Conduct energy audits of a range of different building types, and prepare life cycle cost analysis for energy saving opportunities

  • Analyse metered energy data, building energy management system (BeMS) logs, operational information, and other information to identify opportunities for energy reduction and building performance optimisation

  • Support clients to implement energy and carbon reduction projects

  • Carry out post occupancy evaluation (POE) of new buildings

  • Develop robust spreadsheet based energy scenario models to support the development of energy and carbon management strategies

  • Prepare energy and sustainability statements to support planning applications for new developments

  • Support building services design colleagues to conduct options analyses and specify energy efficient and low carbon buildings and technologies

  • Support district heating specialists in preparing techno-economic models and feasibility studies for low carbon district heating projects

  • Support specialists in preparing renewable energy technology feasibility studies

  • Assist with specification and management of installation of temporary energy monitoring equipment at client sites, and analyse collected data

  • Carry out project management tasks, manage smaller projects, and work towards becoming a certified AECOM Project Manager

  • Support team leaders in preparing tenders and proposals for new work, and take a lead in preparing proposals for smaller pieces of work

  • Line manage and mentor junior energy consultants

  • Join the broader AECOM sustainability practice, network with colleagues, and engage with other internal project opportunities

Person Specification

  • Highly proficient in the use of Excel and spreadsheet analysis, and Microsoft Word

  • Excellent written/report writing and communication skills

  • Good presentation skills

  • Proven ability to work to deadlines and to a budget

  • Highly numerate with good attention to detail, and ability to work methodically through large complex datasets and calculations

  • Technical skills relating to energy use in buildings, building services and/or renewable energy.

  • Personable and able to interact with a variety of technical and non-technical people

  • Continual improvement mindset, and drive to seek knowledge

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in engineering, physics or mathematics related discipline (building services and/or energy related qualifications are highly desirable).

  • Clear professional experience in sustainability and/or energy consulting, management, green building consulting or other related experience in the consulting industry and/or private or public sector.

  • Experience of energy and building performance data analysis

  • Experience of energy auditing, and preparing energy audit reports

  • Experience of working in a consultancy environment, to deadlines and a fixed budget

  • Current UK driving license

Preferred technical knowledge

  • Technical understanding of building services and low carbon / renewable energy systems

  • Familiarity with Building Management Systems and software packages

  • ESOS lead assessor certification

  • SAP modelling and/or IES/ EPC/ DEC qualification and experience

  • Knowledge and experience of behaviour change and energy use

  • Experience with demand-side management and/or energy storage

Preferred Qualifications

  • If not currently chartered, you should be working towards chartership with a relevant institution (e.g. CIBSE, Energy Institute, IMechE). Other energy related certifications also desirable, such as CEM, CMVP, DEC assessor, ISO 50001,

  • Dependent on projects you may need to pass an advanced security check which would require residency or an extended stay in the UK

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 239999BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Cardiff

Clearance Required No

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.