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AECOM Data Center Electrical Engineering Lead in Arlington, Virginia

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.

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 with hybrid work options. 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.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

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.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Electrical Engineer specializing in Hyperscale Data Centers to act as Data Center Electrical Engineer Lead . The job incumbent will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining electrical systems in large scale data centers. This position is based in Arlington, VA.

The Electrical Engineer will play a critical role in ensuring the reliability, efficiency, and safety of our data center infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in electrical engineering and experience working with high-density data centers.


  • Design and implement electrical systems for hyperscale data centers, including medium and low voltage power distribution, backup power systems, and emergency systems

  • Develop and maintain electrical schematics, bills of materials, and installation drawings

  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, codes, and regulations, including National Electric Code (NEC) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards

  • Collaborate with other engineers and stakeholders to develop specifications, design criteria, and project budgets

  • Analyze electrical systems to identify and resolve issues, including load balancing, capacity planning, and power consumption optimization

  • Monitor and maintain the electrical systems, including performing preventative maintenance, testing, and repairs

  • Develop and implement electrical safety procedures and training programs for technicians and other staff

  • Stay up-to-date with advancements in electrical engineering and data center technologies, and recommend new technologies to improve the reliability and efficiency of our data center infrastructure

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture. With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable, and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions. Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc., and many Fortune 500 companies.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field plus eight (8) years of relevant experience in electrical design and/or electrical engineering, with a focus on data center infrastructure

  • Registered Professional Engineer

  • US Citizenship is required for this position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to those who have Data Center Design and Construction experience

  • Strong knowledge of electrical design, power distribution systems, and backup power systems

  • Experience with high-density data centers and hyperscale environments

  • Knowledge of industry standards, codes, and regulations, including NEC and IEC standards

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with a cross-functional team

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Additional Information

Additional Information

  • US Citizenship is required for this position

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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.

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: J10084380

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid