AECOM Electrical Designer in Oakland, California
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AECOM is seeking an Electrical Designer to support the Power team within the Energy Engineering Center of Excellence out of the Oakland, California office.
Our team works on a high and medium voltage projects for municipal, utility, and commercial and industrial clients. This position will perform technical tasks on a variety of projects including substation retrofits and new builds, overhead and underground transmission, distributed generation, renewable energy and energy master planning.
The successful candidate will have an understanding and experience in electrical design and technology principles. She/he will be expected to work successfully within a team environment and be able to communicate effectively with other project team members and customers. He/she will have a high level of initiative, motivation, and displays drive, energy and enthusiasm for getting things done with an excellent attention to detail.
The responsibilities of this role also include, but may not be limited to, the following:
Day to Day design and preparation of electrical deliverables, documentation, packages and reports
Maintain open communication with project team (including remote staff) regarding workload planning, task estimating and budgeting, mentorship and performance management
Creating, updating, and implementing group specific standards
Contributes to a complete and integrated set of digital project content which includes but not limited to identification of utility clashes, creation of relocation alignments and required documents by working co-operatively with team members to resolve issues
Assist with preparation of project specification and contract documents
Reviews work prepared by peer/group
Applies strong knowledge of utility standards, guides, specifications, and procedures specific to working in with US electrical infrastructure
Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of design work
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.
BA/BS + 4 years of relevant experience or AA/AS + 6 years of relevant experience
High level design and CAD skills and technical competency in the field of electrical engineering
Able to participate in field walks and create field sketches, take dimensions, climb ladders, etc. as necessary
Physical design experience for MV/HV substation facilities
Confidence and expertise utilizing Autodesk 2D and 3D platform packages
Experience working in collaborative model environments (e.g. Navisworks)
Experience in the management of Common Data Environments including ProjectWise, BIM 360
Experience leveraging laser scan or other data sets to inform design development
Knowledge of typical stakeholders and be able to anticipate data requests and expectations
Understanding of vendor documentation and it’s use as a reference for assigned tasks
Demonstrated experience in participating complex, multi-discipline programs/projects and CAD teams
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 $59,285 - $109,677 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.
Relocation assistance is not available for this role.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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.
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Business Line: Energy
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology
Work Location Model: Hybrid