Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Building Sustainability Consultants

Various UK locations. Multiple vacancies.

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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. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at @ AECOM. 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.

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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.

Job Responsibilities 

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

  • 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.

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.

Training

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 GDP forms 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 750 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Ireland, from over 40 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 & Ireland. We will push you to achieve 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 technical development and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

Benefits

At AECOM, we aim to reward you not only with pay, but also with a range of benefits. Key benefits available to you in the United Kingdom and Ireland include (but are not limited to):

  • Bi-annual salary review while on the GDP
  • 25 days' annual leave, plus all public holidays, and the opportunity to buy and sell holiday
  • 2 paid corporate CSR days per year
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance, income protection (permanent staff only)
  • Flexible benefits such as childcare vouchers and gym membership discount
  • Pension scheme that also gives you access to MyMoneyWorks, which is designed to help you plan for your future goals and provide guidance and information on a range of financial products.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which offers access to advice on a wide range of topics, such as financial problems, legal matters, medical concerns and many other issues that can cause you concern or worry — available completely free of charge.
  • Eye care vouchers
  • 15 days' paid leave per annum for formally signed up reservists (AECOM is recognised as a Gold Employer by the Ministry of Defence for our work with the Armed Forces Covenant).

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Multiple UK Locations

Disciplines accepted...

  • Acoustics
  • Architecture
  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Chemistry
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Data Science
  • Energy
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science
  • Structural
  • Transport Planning
  • Water/Hydrology

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