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AECOM Lead Microgrid Solution Architect in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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 has a position available for a Lead Microgrid Solution Architect to join the Engineering Center of Excellence within the Energy practice supporting clean energy initiatives. 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 .

Our team provides a wide range of electrical engineering services across markets sectors including transmission (substations, overhead and underground transmission systems, generator interconnections, interconnection strategy), renewable generation (Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Wind), power distribution (overhead and underground power systems, substations, EV charging networks, microgrid design, etc.), and next generation energy (hydrogen, fuel cells, etc.).

We are looking for an up-and-coming leader with a technical diverse background in distributed energy solutions to provide technically excellent results for our clients as well as promote our skills to new clients by directly supporting sales and business development.

The responsibilities for the position include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Lead by example in engineering execution functioning as technical lead on all size distributed energy resources projects

  • Perform engineering calculations to support and direct construction deliverables (specifications, reports, drawings)

  • Originate and support the development of document designs/drawings, sequence of operations, equipment specifications, system approval test procedures, and other system-related information for feasibility through detailed design project scopes.

  • Supporting projects through complete life cycle including the feasibility phase, preliminary and detailed design, issue-for-bid, construction, start-up, and commissioning

  • Evaluates the feasibility of installing microgrid systems at new or existing client facilities considering the physical and electrical infrastructure constraints present at each site.

  • Produces conceptual designs that can incorporate a variety of energy resources, including renewables, thermal generation and battery storage, in order to meet financial, resilience and/or environmental goals for each project.

  • Develops financial models of microgrid revenue generation to optimize sizing of generation and energy storage capacity.

  • Performs power system studies to validate equipment ratings and verify reliable operation of the microgrid during grid-tied and islanded system operation.

  • Collaborate with multi-discipline technical leads to integrate mechanical energy generation assets and complete the LV/MV wiring and power designs for full spectrum distributed energy client solutions

  • Participating in and presenting engineering work at client meetings including those requiring occasional travel

  • Working with Project Engineers and Project Managers on developing design schedules and budgets for engineering work activities

  • Supporting company business development activities as it relates to renewable and decentralized energy projects

DCS—Energy

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.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from ABET accredited college or university

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in power generation / industry engineering and design

  • Experience must include design and integration of utility-scale renewable and battery storage systems coupled with leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Professional engineering (PE) licensure

  • Advanced professional degree

  • Minimum four (4) years of leadership/supervisory experience preferred

  • 12+ years of relevant experience preferred

  • Experience in the specification and integration of battery energy storage systems

  • Proficient with DER interconnect standards and communication protocols

  • Advanced knowledge of control methods, energy management systems, load controllers and switchgear.

  • Experience with power system modeling and analysis tools, including SKM/ETAP, or similar software packages

  • Experience in advanced grid stability modeling (e.g. PSS/E, PSLF)

  • Experience with software in the industry such as NREL SAM, ForgeSolar, Helioscope, Homer, ETAP, WindPRO

  • Proficient in system financial estimation (Capex, Opex), PPA recommendation and calculating ROI

  • Proficient in MV AC Collection System Design

  • Proficient with the NEC, as well as related codes such as IBC and NFPA 855

  • Deep knowledge of utility practices, industry codes and standards (NESC, IEEE, PIP etc.).

  • Able to lead engineering tasks with strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Experience on full EPC, Design/Build projects from start to finish.

  • Field construction and commissioning experience

  • Demonstrated success working in remote teams

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role

  • Sponsorship is available for this role

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

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position typically is $106,800-197,580. Please note that this role can be based anywhere in the United States and compensation data will vary in each location, including higher or lower than the stated range.

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, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

About AECOM

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 aecom.com 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: J10098225

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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