Graduate Opportunity

Sustainability Consulting

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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 organisations 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’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.

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.

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 and
    sustainability issues at national, regional and local levels.
  • Sustainable master planning of new communities.
  • Energy strategies including the planning and design of decentralised energy infrastructure and
    energy statements.
  • Sustainability statements and appraisals.
  • Design advice and feasibility studies for new build and refurbishment projects.
  • Carbon management advice including energy auditing and monitoring.
  • Environmental assessments - BREEAM, LEED, Home Quality Mark and 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 and creating more
    sustainable buildings and places.
  • Resilience strategies for cities, infrastructure providers and businesses.


  • Environmental assessments of buildings – assisting with BREEAM, LEED, 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.
  • Energy auditing and energy efficiency to identify energy, cost and carbon savings projects for
    existing buildings.
  • 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.


  • 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.


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 –we have
graduates working towards accreditation with 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...

  • Civil
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Infrastructure
  • Structural

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