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AECOM Senior Consultant - Net Zero in Manchester, United Kingdom

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 nearly 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 an experienced Senior Net Zero Consultant to join an established Sustainable Development Group based in our Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff or Manchester offices, but also part of a wider UK sustainability group.

The successful candidate will play a key role in delivering energy and carbon management services for several major public and private sector clients, helping them to meet their Net Zero targets and ambitions. Our clients cover a range of sectors, including public, commercial, industrial and education.

To be successful in the role you will need to have a good technical understanding of building services, building physics, and low and zero carbon energy generation technologies. Although the role is quite broad, the successful candidate will be given plenty of support and mentoring from technical specialists in the team, where required.

Successful candidates should have experience of the following duties associated with the role. Experience of all is not essential:

  • Delivery of net zero strategies and heat decarbonisation plans

  • Conducting energy audits of a range of different building types to identify energy saving opportunities

  • Developing robust scenario models to support the development of energy and carbon management strategies for clients with large portfolios of buildings

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

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

  • Supporting specialists in preparing renewable energy technology feasibility studies



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

  • 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.

  • Building performance analysis experience.

  • Experience of energy auditing, and preparing energy audit reports.

  • Be able to show how you can work to deadlines and a fixed budget.


  • Membership of appropriate professional institute desirable (e.g. CIBSE, Energy Institute, IEMA IMechE)

  • If not currently chartered, working towards chartership.

  • Other energy related certifications also desirable, e.g. CEM, CMVP, DEC assessor, ISO 50001.

Additional Information

AECOM Manchester has created a vibrant office community that goes beyond the confines of daily work tasks and meetings. The office itself is modern, in a great location and provides everything you could want from your office environment including a wellbeing room, prayer room and great breakout spaces to collaborate.

The Manchester office have cultivated an environment where wellness, learning, and social engagement are integral to its culture. Our Green, STEM and Sports and Social team are regularly updating their colleagues in Town halls and Viva Engage pages with the great work they have been doing in the community and upcoming events. Our vibrant social calendar includes events like terrarium making, pasta making, cinema club, hikes, Italian classes run by our Italian colleagues and more! These varied events create opportunities for employees to connect on a personal level, build lasting friendships, and enjoy a sense of belonging. By integrating these diverse activities into our workplace, we ensure that our employees feel valued, engaged, and part of a dynamic and supportive community.


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: REF30208J

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Consulting Services

Work Location Model: Hybrid