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AECOM Senior Traction Power Engineer in New York City, New York

Company Description

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

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking highly talented Sr. Traction Power Engineer to join our World Class Rail Systems Rail Team in New York City . The ideal candidate will serve as a technical lead preforming project work, preparing design drawings and documents, technical specifications, cost estimates, proposals, calculations, and studies associated with traction power system for electrified railways ac and dc.

You will have the opportunity to work on ongoing notable projects with major railway systems while showing technical competence in all elements of transit traction power engineering. You also must have experience with projects including design and construction of commuter rail roads, new light rail, and subway systems across the US. Typical projects also include design for local commuter rail systems such as Metro North, LIRR, PATH and New Jersey Transit.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to prepare and guide drafters/designers and less experienced engineers to prepare One-line diagrams, elementary and wiring diagrams, SCADA, communications, conduit and cable sizing/routing, substation physical layouts, selection of substation equipment, writing of substation equipment specifications, proposal development, construction cost estimates, and project scheduling, test plans, field tests, reports, analysis, and technical studies for traction power systems.

  • Ability to perform protective relay settings and coordination studies

  • Ability to recommend appropriate actions to ensure compliance with all clients, local, state, and federal regulations including AREMA railway standards, the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), the National Electrical Safety Code (IEEE C2), and other applicable US.

  • Ability to exercise of judgment on details of work in making preliminary selections and adaptations of engineering alternatives.

  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally to all AECOM, partner, and client office locations, including project offices, if applicable.

  • Ability to perform site investigations and walk-downs in high-voltage substations and along electrified railroads.

AECOM -Transportation

  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient, and cost-effective transportation. AECOM’s Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand t ransportation projects that carry all our communities into the future — safely and reliably.

  • We use our extensive knowledge in planning, designing, and managing transportation systems — as well as restoring and replacing aging infrastructure — to help our public and private clients find smarter, more advanced ways to move people across cities, countries, and continents.

  • Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients, and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.



  • BA/BS plus 12 YORE demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience with traction power AC and DC High and Low Voltage systems including relaying, rectifier, distribution, and SCADA equipment.

  • 10 years of Traction Power design experience with 750 V dc third rail and overhead; 12 kV ac, 25 Hz, 2 x 12.5 kV ac, 60 Hz, 2 x 25 kV, 60 Hz.

  • Extensive experience in the execution and task leadership for design calculations, plans development, specifications, and technical report writing.

  • Knowledge and experience with AREMA and IEEE standards for Traction Power design

  • Experience working on large transit/railroad projects with Substations, 3rd rail and/or Overhead Contact distribution systems

  • Demonstrated ability to design with constructability in mind throughout all steps of design process


  • 15+ years of experience in Electrical/Traction Power design and construction of engineering projects

  • Professional Engineering Liscence

  • Experience in design/build and other alternative delivery project

  • Experience writing technical papers and technical presentations

  • Experience with technical studies for traction power systems, including train performance simulations, AC and DC load flow simulations, short circuit calculations, EMF/EMI studies

  • Leadership positions held on professional societies or technical committees

  • Experience in providing technical training

  • Experience in writing project proposals and delivery of oral presentations for purpose of business development

Additional Information

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

  • Offered rate of compensation (NYC locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $170,000 - $240,000.

  • 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.

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: J10072247

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid