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AECOM Data Center Electrical Engineer Lead in Bogotá, Colombia

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

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 Bogotá, with occasional site visits as needed throughout Latin America.

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.


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

  • Design and implement electrical systems for hyperscale data centers, including 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.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.

  • 10 years of relevant experience in electrical design and/or electrical engineering, with a focus on data center infrastructure.

  • Fluent English and Spanish. Portuguese is a plus


  • 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.

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients.

  • Ability to think creatively and identify opportunities to enhance the client experience.

  • Experience working with computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) software.

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Local expert on providing technical leadership in a specialty area, often for a district.

  • Keeps informed of new developments and requirements affecting the organization for the purpose of recommending changes in programs and applications.

  • Interprets, organizes, executes and coordinates assignments.

  • Makes decisions independently on technical problems and methods, and represents the organization in conferences to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work.

  • Applies advanced or state-of-the-art knowledge and experience to resolve crucial issues and/or unique conditions. The knowledge and expertise required for this level of work usually results from progressive experience.

  • Supervision received is essentially administrative, with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

Additional Information


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

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

ReqID: REF24609V

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site