AECOM Principal Engineer in Orange, California
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AECOM is seeking a Principal Engineer for our utility clients.
As a member of our Program team, the Principal Engineer reviews technical submittals, provides direction to less experienced staff and leads engineering teams, provides technical deliverables, contributes to development of the program technical procedures and performs other related engineering and design activities.
The ideal candidate:
Possesses working knowledge of power grid, transmission and distribution industry (T&D) and electric utilities in California and has strong working knowledge of design, construction and permitting of new underground and overhead power distribution lines.
Expected to be a self-starter and result oriented individual with strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, collaboration and leadership skills and ability to communicate and coordinate project goals to the rest of technical staff and other team members.
Experienced in checking completed job packages for adequacy of design and documentation.
Experienced in working with a diverse team of professionals including, but not limited to: project managers, construction managers, project controls professionals, estimating, public outreach, procurement professionals, environmental professionals, consultants, owners' engineers, safety professionals, risk management etc.
Has ability to effectively communicate expectations and requirements with both clients and team members.
Able to assist with new recruitment, mentoring and training of other staff and team members.
Can perform other department and/or program duties as required.
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.
BS in Civil or Electrical Engineering or closely related field.
8+ Years of Relevant Experience, including design and oversight of underground and overhead of distribution or transmission lines
Experience with GO128, GO95 and/or NESC
10 Years of Relevant Experience
Experience with design of new and upgrade of existing distribution line, transmission lines and substations, voltage levels from 12kV to 500kV.
Knowledge of Power distribution equipment and construction means and methods
Proficient with survey, base mapping, geographic information systems (GIS) and LiDAR
Be located in California or willing to relocate
Professional Engineer (P.E.)
Master’s degree in technical discipline
Demonstrated experience delivering work in fast paced projects and/or programs with high quality on schedule and within scope and budget.
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 $122,820.39 - $185,019.06 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.
As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a drug screening.
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.
Join us and let’s get started.
Business Line: Energy
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Engineering
Work Location Model: Hybrid