AECOM Electrical Engineer III in Chicago, Illinois
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.
AECOM has an opening for a mid-career Electrical Engineer to support our growing Energy Business Line. For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to work remotely and/or be located at a variety of Energy offices in multiple locations across the United States through our Freedom to Grow program.
AECOM’s Freedom to Grow program gives employees and managers more flexibility in determining both working schedules and work locations. Our Freedom to Grow program maximizes employee wellbeing and improves our sustainability goals while still delivering the best solutions to our clients. We are challenging the status quo and strengthening gender equity and inclusion in the workplace through a culture and balance that works for both you and AECOM.
Our team provides a wide range of electrical engineering services across markets sectors including transmission, power distribution, renewables, and next generation energy.
The successful candidate is expected to be a detail oriented, experienced engineer who can make decisions independently under the guidance of senior staff. The focus of the experience must be in the power industry associated with electrical engineering and design of electrical distribution systems within industrial or generation facilities. It is a plus to have design experience within solar or other renewable energy facilities.
It is an excellent career opportunity for an engineer with a strong technical background and looking to grow into an engineering leadership role. This role offers a competitive salary, benefits and relocation assistance where and when applicable.
Responsible for supporting the electrical engineering design work on assigned projects under the guidance of senior staff.
Supporting the development of the following, under the direction of the Lead Electrical Engineer:
Power System Studies
Wiring Diagrams and Schematics
Panel Layouts and Schedules
Plan Drawings such as grounding plans, lighting plan, raceway plans, cable tray plans etc.
Electrical Lists - Cable and Conduit Schedules, Load List, Equipment List
Calculations – Cable sizing, conduit sizing, transformer sizing
Equipment Specifications and Data Sheets
Bill of Materials
Solar PV layouts and plans
Level specific responsibilities:
Performs limited portions of a broader assignment of a senior engineer.
Coordinates work with the electrical design team and other disciplines to develop and complete assigned tasks.
Gathers and correlates basic engineering and design data using established and well-defined procedures.
Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and relatively simple tests.
Proposes approach to solve new problems encountered.
AECOM’s Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to energy engineering, energy procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. Our understanding of the big picture – and the interconnection between generation, distribution, storage, and the demand side of the meter – allows us to deliver holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global framework to bring together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers who advance cleaner, secure, and more sustainable energy solutions.
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from ABET accredited college or university
4 years of relevant experience in industrial or other power facilities
Able to participate in field walks and create field sketches, take dimensions, climb ladders, etc. as necessary
6+ years of relevant experience preferred
Power systems analysis software experience (SKM, EasyPower, Etap).
Solar or wind facility design experience
Strong familiarity with industry codes and standards (NEC, NESC, IEEE, PIP etc).
Strong written and verbal skills with an ability to support engineering tasks
Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $68,178 - $126,129 annually exempt.
AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.
Sponsorship assistance is available for this role
Relocation assistance is not available for this role
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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.
Business Line: Energy
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Engineering
Work Location Model: Hybrid