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AECOM Graduate Building Sustainability Consultant - London - Immediate in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

AECOM’s Sustainability team comprises of specialists within our Building Engineering Business Line. We are recognised as industry leaders in the field of sustainable development. Our projects range from working with Governments to support Building Regulations and National planning policy relating to climate change, to developing energy and sustainability strategies to support the design and planning of new development and the regeneration of existing communities.

We work across all construction stages, from pre-feasibility, through feasibility, design, construction and operation; and across a wide range of sectors - housing, healthcare, schools, universities, offices, retail, hospitality etc. We also deliver advice relating to existing portfolios. Our work includes:

  • The development of policy on low carbon and renewable energy, climate change & sustainability issues at national, regional & local levels

  • Sustainable master planning of new communities

  • Energy strategies including the planning & design of decentralised energy infrastructure and energy statements

  • Sustainability statements & appraisals

  • Design advice & feasibility studies for new build & refurbishment projects

  • Carbon management advice including energy auditing & monitoring

  • Environmental assessments - BREEAM, LEED, WELL, Home Quality Mark & the RICS Ska rating

  • The development of Corporate Social Responsibility policies and carbon footprint reporting

  • Research into reducing energy use, improving resilience to climate change & creating more sustainable buildings & places.

  • Resilience strategies for cities, infrastructure providers & businesses

The Building Sustainability teams are involved in a variety of projects, including:

  • Wood Wharf, Silvertown Quays, Westferry Printworks, East Bank, UCL East Campus & Fitzroy Place - AECOM’s residential team provide a range of services to developers, housing associations, industry bodies & the government around all aspects of low carbon design. This includes energy modelling & options appraisal, energy & sustainability strategies for planning applications, carbon management plans, energy surveying, district heating feasibility & concept design, Home Quality Mark environmental assessments & Building Regulations Part L submissions for building control. Similar services are provided to clients in respect of non-domestic buildings – hospitals, University buildings, hotels, offices, retail, etc. for a wide range of clients such as Land Securities, NHS Trusts, Land Securities & Transport for London.

  • MoD, Rolls-Royce, Middlesbrough Council, Preston Council, Bridgend Council, various London Boroughs, Kent County Council, various NHS Trusts and Higher Education establishments - AECOM’s district energy group has been involved with all aspects of project delivery. Our breadth and depth of project experience has made AECOM a leader in the field, as evidenced by our active membership of the ADE & ukDEA.

  • Work for Government Departments – we work for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), the Welsh Government, the Scottish Government & The Committee on Climate Change supporting the development of policy & undertaking research projects.

  • We are currently working for BEIS as part of the consortium comprising the Delivery Partner to assist with the award of funding for Heat Networks. The funding is available to public and private sector applicants & is intended to create a transformed, self-sustaining & trusted market for heat networks which offers affordable & reliable heat to the end customer in England & Wales.

  • Houses of Parliament - AECOM recently developed the Engineering & Infrastructure Strategy for the Houses of Parliament, providing a highly resilient & carbon saving solution looking forward for the next 50 years.

  • North West Cambridge Masterplan – we provided the University of Cambridge with sustainability advice in support of the masterplan & planning application for this major new development, now called Eddington. The project will comprise 5000 dwellings, commercial, academic and community spaces. We also developed the Energy Centre and low carbon heat network supplying all of the buildings. Phase 1 has been built & we continue to be employed by the University to assess performance in use.

  • Storey’s Field Centre, North West Cambridge . AECOM provided a wide range of services in support of this award winning community facility and the adjoin Eddington Nursery, including the design of the building services & the modelling which informed the design.

  • BREEAM assessments – we have been involved in the assessment of over 300 buildings targeting or achieving a BREEAM rating of Excellent or Outstanding. One example is the Glaxo Smith Klein Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK. After receiving an “Outstanding” BREEAM rating, the building was awarded the “Post Construction Award for a Public Sector Project”. It also has a LEED Platinum rating.

  • A recent major win is the design of the new Moorfields Hospital in London, which AECOM won as a result of a design competition.

  • Our staff are on occasions seconded. Clients include University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, The Greater London Authority & the Ministry of Justice.

  • LandSec’s New Headquarters, London, UK - AECOM completed the second WELL certified project in the UK. This was certified with a Silver rating & to date is the largest WELL certified project in the UK. AECOM is currently working with LandSec to recertify their WELL accreditation. Recertification is a mandatory requirement every three years.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Your key responsibilities, with support from your team, may include the following:

  • Environmental and wellbeing assessments of buildings – assisting with BREEAM, LEED, WELL, Home Quality Mark and other assessments (supported by in-house training) and in time undertaking training to become a qualified assessor. This can cover both design stage and post construction assessment of buildings.

  • Building energy modelling - assisting with modelling of domestic and/or non-domestic buildings (supported by in-house training) and in time undertaking training to become a qualified assessor.

  • Building renewable energy assessments – assessing costs and carbon benefits of a range of technologies and determining the best solution for a particular project

  • Developing energy strategies to support building design teams and energy statements to support planning applications

  • Developing sustainability strategies to support building design teams and sustainability statements to support planning applications.

  • Heat network studies including feasibility assessments and developing designs

  • Contributing to a wide range of projects as the work load dictates, including policy development work and research projects

Minimum Requirements

  • A science, engineering or building related Bachelor degree

  • Building sustainability/energy related MSc is desirable

  • Good numeric and communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Good attention to detail

  • Flexible to deal with varying workload

  • Able to demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in buildings and sustainability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Building sustainability/energy related MSc is desirable

  • Relevant work experience or project experience relating to Building Sustainability.

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 Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 227085BR

Clearance Required 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.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations

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