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AECOM Principal Energy Engineer in London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London - UK

Job Summary

AECOM’s Sustainable Development Group are leaders in the field of Energy and sustainability in the built environment.

The team specialises in low carbon sustainable design of buildings and energy systems, supporting both Government research, policy development and investment in low carbon decentralised energy systems and their practical design and delivery.

This team has a current requirement for a Principal Engineer with a particular focus on technical leadership and delivery. We are looking for someone with a excellent grasp of the UK energy market, and how buildings, estates, towns and cities can be decarbonized.

Active projects in this field and within the current pipeline consist of Heat pump and District Energy (DE) feasibility studies, energy masterplanning, energy centre/ DH design and operational assessments.

The role offers a great opportunity for career progression for a candidate showing passion, technical ability and leadership skills.

Job Duties

  • Lead the technical delivery of energy engineering projects including district energy, energy efficiency and renewable technology feasibility and design projects.

  • Project management and technical leadership of projects

  • Interfacing, communicating and building relationships with clients and key contacts around the business and wider industry

  • Mentoring and guiding junior engineers

  • Bid writing and work winning

Specific Skills Required

  • Detailed knowledge of building services, their design and operational requirements including controls (SCADA/BEMS) and utilities

  • Knowledge of renewable and low carbon technologies

  • Knowledge of energy regulation and compliance requirements (Part L)

  • Knowledge of the Heat Networks Code of Practice

  • Knowledge on heating design; boilers, flues, pumps, pipework, CHP design in ranges greater than 100 kWe including electrical interface elements

  • Knowledge of renewables, energy storage, EVs

  • Commercial awareness and the ability to assess the long term operational impacts of operation and maintenance of mechanical/electrical plant

  • Ability to design energy centres including boilers, CHPs, heat pumps, thermal stores and utility connection

  • Knowledge of design and layout of plantrooms; spatial coordination associated with installation and maintenance

  • Detailed knowledge of systems associated with DE design and operation; metering, billing, controls, pump methodologies, HIUs

  • Detailed knowledge of commissioning practices associated with building services

  • Knowledge of the ESCo marketplace, governance and regulation

  • Advanced Excel capability

  • Use and production of Gantt charts using software such as Microsoft Project

  • Understanding of BIM practices

  • Knowledge of NES

Person Specification

  • Good communication, presentation, time management, problem solving, organisation and prioritisation skills

  • Self-motivated and dynamic approach to problem solving

  • Track record of technical writing and communication:- energy strategies, detailed feasibility studies, specifications and fee proposals

  • Ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team and to technically guide junior members of the team

  • Must be a UK resident with continuous residency over the last 5 years with a passion for low carbon solutions.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience of delivering Energy Option Studies / Energy Audits / District Heating Feasibility Studies

  • Track record of project delivery from concept stage through to operation for medium to large scale projects in multiple

Preferred Qualifications

  • MEng / BEng in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred

  • Extensive experience of district energy design and feasibility

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255429BR

Additional Locations UK - St. Albans

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.