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Graduate Building Sustainability Consultant - St Albans (23-24)

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29d ago

💼 Graduate Job

St Albans

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  • You need a Bachelor's in science, engineering, or building-related field, MSc in building sustainability/energy, strong communication & numeric skills, attention to detail, flexibility, and a passion for buildings and sustainability.
  • You will assess building sustainability through carbon assessments, energy modeling, renewable energy evaluations, and policy research. Assist in various projects to support sustainable building design and develop energy strategies.

Graduate Job

Construction & SurveyingSt Albans


  • 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 and sustainability issues at national, regional and local levels
  • Net zero carbon strategies for cities, local authorities, masterplans and projects
  • Circular economy advice and policy support for the GLA
  • Life cycle and embodied carbon assessments
  • Sustainable master planning of new communities
  • Energy strategies including the planning and design of decentralised energy infrastructure and energy statements
  • Sustainability statements and appraisals
  • Health and wellbeing advice including WELL Building Standard certification
  • 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


  • The following attributes and requirements are anticipated in the graduates we wish to recruit:
  • 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

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Construction & Surveying


  • Writing circular economy statements for projects
  • Undertaking life cycle and embodied carbon assessments
  • WELL Building Standard assessments
  • 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


Work type

Full time

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St Albans