Graduate Opportunity

Building Services Engineering

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About us

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for
governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we
connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most
complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and
environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.

AECOM is one of the world’s largest professional engineering consultancies, bringing a comprehensive
portfolio of building services and engineering skills to projects encompassing all types of building and
use from World Class Sporting Venues through to Commercial Properties, Healthcare & Research,
Hotels, Industrial & Manufacturing, and Infrastructure both in the UK and increasingly overseas.

AECOM - Who We Are

AECOM is a collaborative force of world-class innovators, ideators, and visionaries, on a journey to transform our world for the better.

Building services engineers work closely with the design team to ensure the projects we create together
sustainably perform to the brief and budget. Increasingly we work with our other internal business lines
such as Architecture, Environment, Transportation, and our own Project Managers to provide a one stop
solution to our clients. If you can bring passion and flair to our work, have a real interest in improving
the built environment and want to now apply your engineering skills to the real world then we want to
hear from you.

Our Building Services Disciplines Include:

Mechanical Engineering - The quality of a building’s internal environment plays a significant role in
determining its fitness for the purpose for which it was designed. The mechanical engineer by the
application of modern control technology allied to energy efficient heating, ventilation and airconditioning
systems, allows occupants to vary conditions within the building although this all starts with
working with the architect to ensure the buildings form is sufficiently thermally efficient to enable energy
targets to be met or exceeded.

Electrical Engineering - We deliver expert thinking to drive efficient solutions for High and low voltage
power supplies, utilities, standby generation, UPS, resilient systems, small power, fire alarms, security,
lighting and power. We pay attention to critical systems and resilience levels.

Public / Environmental Health Engineering - Water is life. Energy and water efficient solutions are
delivered for hot and cold water systems, solar thermal, sprinklers, drainage systems, water treatment,
fire suppression and irrigation systems as well as sophisticated water reclaim and recycling systems for
optimum water conservation and Sustainable Drainage Solutions (SuDS)/Water Sensitive Urban Design

(Within Building Engineering we are also looking for specialists in IT, Security, CFD/Building Physics,
Fire, Lighting, Building Structures, Façade Engineering & Acoustics.)


When a graduate starts with us we pair them with an experienced engineer who will guide and mentor
them through their initial period working on live projects.
The following description lists a fairly typical approach to foundational training in your discipline;
however, business needs, project task availability, and your training interests will also influence the
scope and order of training. For your first year you will learn the following skills:

  • Variety of analyses for different buildings from Offices to Hospitals to Data Centre’s and Hotels
  • AECOM standards and symbols
  • Microstation, AutoCad and REVIT
  • Load calculation and Modelling software
  • How to use Technical Practice Network
  • Learning to navigate through codes and/or guidelines
  • Complete our Safety Training

Job responsibilities:

  • System load calculations to enable central and secondary plant to be accurately sized
  • Ensuring plantrooms and distribution routes are adequately sized
  • Report writing for the appropriate RIBA stage
  • Compiling technical specifications appropriate for the system components selected
  • Determining the best technical solution and evidencing reasoning.
  • Working on projects using REVIT & AutoCad
  • Giving structure to ideas – lots of 'taking a first pass' at spreadsheets, reports and analyses for
    discussion later rather than instruction
  • Attending meetings and workshops, learning from listening, asking questions and discussion
  • Working with people from other disciplines to gain knowledge on new subjects
  • Assisting in developing our designs through the different stages
  • Inspecting and monitoring installations during the construction phase.
  • Taking on more responsibility in managing our projects from inception through to completion as
    the graduate role develops.


  • An accredited Bachelor degree (min 2:2 or equivalent) in Mechanical, Electrical, Building
    Services, or Public Health Engineering with honors, plus either an appropriate Masters degree
    or Engineering Doctorate (EngD) accredited by a professional engineering institution or an
    accredited integrated MEng degree, to pass or higher. Accreditation being with CIBSE, IMechE
    or IET.
  • Good Bachelor’s degrees may be acceptable for an Electrical or Public Health Engineering
    position depending on an applicant’s other merits.
  • Maths and Sciences A-Levels (or equivalent) would be advantageous, at grade ‘B’ or above
  • Microstation, AutoCad and/or Revit would be advantageous
  • Relevant Industry related work experience would be advantageous


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) along with our huge scope of projects across the globe,
will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a
core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous
disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes
across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a
tangible difference to the environment we all live & work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development
ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have
graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand the highest
standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a
mentor to support & guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the
programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work
on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • UK Wide

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Services
  • Electrical
  • Energy
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Fire
  • Mechanical

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