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AECOM Intermediate Building Performance Consultant in Burnaby, British Columbia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Intermediate Building Performance Consultant to join AECOM’s architectural design practice Buildings and Places. This position can be based out of our Burnaby, BC location.

Job Summary:

AECOM is actively seeking a talented and highly motivated Intermediate Building Performance Consultant to join the Buildings and Places group. This multi-disciplined team provides High Performance Design leadership and consulting on sustainable buildings and communities with projects ranging from the design of net zero buildings to the sustainable planning of major global eco-cities.

The candidate will have a technical background such as Engineering, Building Sciences, Architecture or similar and professional experience in the green building/design sector. They must have demonstrated technical experience in energy simulation.

The candidate will need to be a team player, who can work with others in a multi-disciplinary team to undertake building performance analysis and produce deliverables within tight project deadlines.

The responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Whole building energy modelling and evaluation including design options analysis, ASHRAE 90.1/NECB energy modelling, daylight simulations, parametric energy modelling, and embodied carbon analysis.

  • Design and modelling of net zero buildings together with supporting clients on a range of decarbonization strategies to meet their goals.

  • Perform high level energy analysis for a campus or buildings portfolio using energy planning tools

  • Review of mechanical drawings, mechanical equipment submittals, electrical drawings, and/or architectural drawings/specifications against high performance goals and sustainability certification criteria

  • Preparing and presenting results and professional recommendations to clients and teams

  • Write reports communicating certification, energy modelling findings, and design recommendations for achieving sustainability/energy targets

  • Conduct research and technical analysis for projects and reporting on findings

  • Working or leading others in a multi-disciplinary team to undertake analysis and provide feedback

  • Support energy planning, resiliency, and other projects relating to high performance buildings and communities

  • Work with the Sustainability Consultant and project team to develop sustainability strategies to meet project’s sustainability target

  • Support to facilitate submissions to green building certification systems


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering, Building Sciences, Architecture, or a related field

  • 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience/education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience undertaking detailed building energy modelling

  • Experience and knowledge of energy simulation software (e.g., IES, EnergyPlus, Energy Pro, eQuest, DesignBuilder, OpenStudio, Trane Trace)

  • Masters' degree preferred in engineering, planning, or sustainability-related field

  • Professional Engineer license

  • Knowledge, experience, or interest in working with parametric energy modelling workflows (e.g., Dynamo, Grasshopper, JePlus).

  • Knowledge of green building rating systems (e.g., LEED, CaGBC Zero Carbon Standard, Passive House)

  • Experience with or interest in learning building energy codes and standards (e.g., ASHRAE 90.1, NECB, ASHRAE 62.1)

  • Understanding of high performance and zero carbon building principles and technologies

  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite, and in particular, Excel for data analytics.

  • Experience in or interest in learning other building performance analysis tools (e.g., RETScreen, Ladybug, Diva, WUFI, Tally, Cove, Insight 360, Therm)

  • Experience in embodied carbon calculations, life-cycle assessments, and LCA software (e.g., Athena, OneClick)

  • Experience with life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) calculations

  • Experience in building design software such as Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, etc.

  • Additional certifications/licenses (e.g., ASHRAE BEMP, CEM, LEED AP, WELL AP, ENV SP, CPHD)

  • Knowledge of any programming languages (Python, R, C++, etc.)

  • Team-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

  • Ability to communicate problems clearly and simply to clients, engineers, and architects

  • Strong problem solving, analytical, and research skills

  • Ability to balance various project/company responsibilities and deadlines, while maintaining professionalism and quality.

  • Adaptable and flexible, showing a willingness and ability to take on new projects or areas with or without supervision

Additional Information

  • Company work sponsorship and relocation assistance will not be provided for this role.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10075420

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada