AECOM EV Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois
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AECOM has a position opening for a Lead EV Electrical Engineer to support our growing Energy Business Line vehicle electrification program. For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to work remotely and/or be located at a variety of Energy offices located in multiple locations across the United States through our Freedom to Grow program.
Our team provides a wide range of electrical engineering services across markets sectors including transmission (substations, OH/UG transmission systems, generator interconnections, interconnection strategy), power distribution (OH/UG power systems, substations, EV charging networks, microgrid design, etc.), renewables (Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Wind), and next generation energy (hydrogen, fuel cells, electrolyzers, etc.). We are looking for a strong leader with a vehicle electrification and electrical engineering background to mentor team and promote our skills to new clients as well as maintain our existing client base. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in electrical engineering coupled with leadership/supervisory experience. The successful candidate is expected to be a detail orientated, experienced engineer who can make decisions independently.
The responsibilities of this role also include, but may not be limited to, the following:
Responsible for the electrical engineering design work on assigned projects; capable to work independently with minimal
Collaborate with Chief Electrical Engineer and Engineering Director to collaborate on strategic approaches to vehicle electrification
Provide mentorship to other electrical engineers within the Energy Center of Excellence and other remote teams
Supporting the Chief Electrical engineer on developing workload forecasts, design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities
Performing Power system studies (load flow, short circuit, protective coordination, arc flash analysis)
Directing electrical infrastructure physical layout
One line and three-line diagrams
Developing construction and electrical equipment specifications
Protective relay and metering one line / three-line diagrams
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 – ampacity, cable sizing, conduit sizing, transformer sizing, Grounding Analysis and Design, underground cable and duct bank
Equipment Specifications and Data Sheets
Bill of Materials
Reviewing engineering work performed by peers
Attending client meetings
Occasional travel to client and/or project sites
Level specific responsibilities:
Serves as lead engineer on mid- to large size projects.
Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise.
Provides technical expertise for studies and design efforts.
Presents complex technical solutions to clients.
Performs quality control reviews of work developed by others.
Participates in development of technical proposals.
Provides estimates for the engineering budget and schedule
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
6+ years of relevant electrical and/or vehicle electrification experience
EIT Certification with willingness to attain professional engineering license
Able to participate in field walks and create field sketches, take dimensions, climb ladders, etc. as necessary
3+ years as discipline technical lead on vehicle electrification projects
Successful track record working with remote teams
Strong familiarity with industry codes and standards (NFPA, NEC, NESC, IEEE, etc.).
Strong familiarity of current building codes and standards
Strong written and verbal skills with an ability to lead engineering tasks
Experience on full EPC, Design/Build projects from start to finish.
Plant Startup and Commissioning Field Experience
Power systems analysis software experience (ETAP, SKM, EasyPower)
Solar or wind facility experience
Experience working in collaborative 3D model environments (e.g., Navisworks) and laser scan data
Relocation assistance is not available for this role
Sponsorship is available for this role
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 $92,869.86 - $171,809.24 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.
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