Sustainability Consultant/

United States

Company Description

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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 actively seeking a talented and highly motivated Sustainability Consultant to join the High-Performance Buildings and Communities Studio in New York, NY . This multi-disciplined team provides low-carbon, low-energy design leadership and consulting on sustainable buildings and communities with projects ranging from the design of net zero carbon buildings to the sustainable planning of major global eco-cities.

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

  • Whole building lifecycle assessment (WBLCA)/ cradle-to-cradle embodied carbon modeling.
  • High performance building modeling and evaluation including but not limited to ASHRAE 90.1 energy modeling, local code calculations, daylight simulations, parametric design modeling.
  • Preparing and presenting results and professional recommendations, in report or graphical format, to clients and teams.
  • Work on a multi-disciplinary team with architects and engineers delivering all phases of architectural projects in a variety of markets.
  • May coordinate technical assignments with employees in other disciplines and other departments participating on an assigned project.
  • Review of mechanical drawings and mechanical equipment submittals, electrical drawings and/ or architectural drawings and specifications against high performance goals and sustainable certification criteria.
  • Working or leading others in a multi-disciplinary team to undertake analysis and produce reports for deadlines.
  • Developing and communicating ideas clearly and concisely at various stages of the project.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Building Sciences, Architecture or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters’ degree preferred in Engineering, Building Sciences, Architecture, or sustainability-related field.
  • 1-3 years or related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience/education.
  • Knowledge and experience undertaking WBLCA/ embodied carbon analysis using BIM-based software such as Oneclick LCA, Tally or similar.
  • Experience working with Autodesk Revit in a work shared BIM environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with parametric design workflows (e.g. Dynamo, Grasshopper, etc.).
  • Understanding of high performance and zero carbon building principles and technologies and definitions of carbon boundaries.
  • Experience of work in the high-performance/ sustainable design sector.
  • Experience with early stage and detailed building performance analyses including daylight modeling, glare analysis, hygrothermal simulation.
  • Experience in building performance analysis tools such as Ladybug Tools, Diva, WUFI etc.
  • Experience in graphics software such as InDesign, Illustrator etc.
  • Experience in building design 3D software such as Revit, Rhino, etc.
  • Knowledge of building energy codes and standards including ASHRAE 90.1 and Title 24 Part 6.
  • Knowledge of sustainability assessment systems (such as LEED, Green Globes, and BREEAM).
  • Additional certifications/licenses e.g. ASHRAE BEMP, CEM, LEED AP, ENV SP are a plus.
  • Knowledge of a programming language (python, R, C++, etc.).
  • Rendering expertise in + VRay + Enscape.
  • Knowledge of sustainability assessment systems (such as LEED, Green Globes, and BREEAM).
  • Experience in producing and reviewing MEP drawings or architectural Revit models.
  • Team-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate problems clearly and simply to clients, engineers, and architects.
  • Excellent written, graphical, and verbal communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite, and in particular, Excel for data analytics.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
  • Project related travel may be required for this position.
  • Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation (New York locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $61,143.89 – $84,072.85.
  • 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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel, and Service Awards programs.

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