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AECOM Offshore Wind Electrical Engineer Lead in Oakland, California

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM has a position opening foran Electrical Engineer to support our growing offshore wind business with our Energy Business Line. AECOM's broad technical capabilities, global footprint and experience in executing large scale projects uniquely position us to lead in offshore wind. 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 and distribution (substations, OH/UG 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, RNG, etc.). As an engineering lead focused on wind energy, we are looking for a strong candidate with a power engineering background to promote our skills to new clients and maintain our existing client base. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in electrical power engineering coupled with project leadership experience.

The successful candidate is expected to be a detail orientated, experienced engineer who can make decisions independently. Along with your technical excellence, you will also be expected to provide mentorship for the other electrical engineers in our Power engineering group. The focus of the experience must be in the power industry associated with electrical engineering and design of high voltage (AC and DC) transmission systems for terrestrial and offshore projects.

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

  • Collaborate with Chief Electrical Engineer and Engineering Director on strategic approaches to offshore win

  • 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.

  • Function as the “Engineer of Record” on projects

  • Perform Power system studies

  • Support company business development activities as it relates to renewable wind energy project

  • Perform technical project risk assessment and due diligence

  • Collaborate with environmental team members in support of permit/agency filings

  • Promote client’s best technical interest in owner’s engineer role

  • Generate applicable electrical engineering deliverables to support all phases of scope development – Feasibility through Detail Design (e.g. offshore substations, subsea cable design, collection systems, transmission to shore, landfall interface,)

  • Develop construction and equipment specifications (e.g. converter stations)

  • Support projects during construction, start-up, and commissioning

  • Review of engineering work performed by peers

  • Occasional travel to client and/or project sites

Level specific responsibilities:

  • Serves as lead engineer / engineer of record on mid- to large size projects and programs

  • 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.


Minimum Requirements:

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

  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant Transmission and Distribution and offshore wind engineering experience

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert familiarity with terrestrial and offshore industry codes and standards (NEC, NESC, IEEE, IEC, DNVGL, ISO, UFC, API, etc.).

  • Strong written and verbal skills with an ability to lead engineering tasks

  • Proficient in HV and MV AC design with strong knowledge of high voltage DC design

  • Experience with submarine and subsea cable design

  • Project financial performance/techno-economic analysis experience

  • Demonstrated experience in specifying converter stations

  • Experience working with FACTS

  • Power systems analysis software experience (ASPEN OneLiner, ETAP, SKM Power Tools, AcSELerator, EnerVista, etc.)

  • Experience with wind industry applications (windPRO, WindFarmer, Openwind, WAsP, etc.)

  • Successful experience working in remote and multi-discipline teams

  • Startup and Commissioning Field Experience

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role

  • Sponsorship is available for this role

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $133,515.20 - $246,958.40.


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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at 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: J10100732

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid