AECOM Electrical Substation Engineer in Orange, California
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AECOM has a position opening foran Electrical Substation Engineer to support our growing Energy Business Line. 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.
This is an excellent career opportunity for an engineering with a strong technical background and looking to grow into a project leadership role.
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, RNG, etc.). We are looking for a strong leader 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 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 group. The focus of the experience must be in the power industry associated with electrical engineering and design of HV and MV substations, HV transmission systems, and MV distribution systems.
The responsibilities of this role also include, but may not be limited to, the following:
Responsible for supporting the electrical engineering design work on assigned projects under the guidance of senior staff.
Support the development of the following, under the direction of the Lead Electrical Engineer:
Substation and switching station physical design, including air-insulated substations (AIS) and gas-insulated substations (GIS)
Substation general arrangement drawings, elevations, and sections
Plan drawings such as grounding plans, raceway plans, cable tray plans etc.
One-line and three-line diagrams
Protective relay and metering diagrams
Equipment layouts and sectional views
Bill of Materials
DC power distribution design
Developing construction and equipment specifications
Electrical Lists - Cable and Conduit Schedules, Load List, Equipment List
Calculations – Grounding analysis and design, Cable sizing, conduit sizing, transformer sizing, battery sizing, lightning protection, bus bracing
Power system studies (load flow, short circuit, protective coordination, arc flash analysis)
Basis of design documents
Work with senior staff in the development of design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities
Supporting projects during construction, start-up, and commissioning
Reviewing engineering work performed by peers
Occasional travel to client or project sites
Participate in field walks and create field sketches, take dimensions, climb ladders, etc. as necessary
Level specific responsibilities:
Performs limited portions of a broader assignment of a senior engineer.
Coordinates work with the electrical design team and other disciplines to develop and complete assigned tasks.
Gathers and correlates basic engineering and design data using established and well-defined procedures.
Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and relatively simple tests.
Proposes approach to solve new problems encountered.
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
4+ years of relevant substation experience
Fundamentals of engineering (FE) certification
Professional engineering licensure
6+ years of relevant substation experience preferred
Strong familiarity with industry codes and standards (NEC, NESC, IEEE, NFPA etc).
Experience with California Electric Utilities
Experience with retrofit or brown field projects
Strong written and verbal skills with an ability to lead engineering tasks
Experience on full EPC, Design/Build projects from start to finish.
Startup and Commissioning Field Experience
Power systems analysis software experience (SKM, EasyPower, ETAP).
Exposure to supporting renewable generation projects
Success in working with remote teams
Relocation assistance is not available for this role
Sponsorship is available for this role
Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $87,778.70 - $162,390.59 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.
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.
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Business Line: Energy
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Engineering
Work Location Model: Hybrid