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AECOM Solar Engineer - Electrical in Orange, California

Job Summary

AECOM has a position open for a Solar Engineer to support our growing Energy Business.

We are looking for an up-and-coming leader with a solar PV design and power engineering background to promote our skills to new clients and maintain our existing client base. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in solar engineering coupled with experience leading tasks on projects. The successful candidate is expected to be a detail oriented, experienced engineer who can make decisions independently under the guidance of senior staff. The focus of experience must be in the energy industry associated with solar engineering and design and their interconnection and distribution systems.

Experience with battery energy storage and/or wind power is a plus. It is an excellent career opportunity for an engineer with a strong technical background and looking to grow into an engineering leadership role.

For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to be located at a variety of Energy offices in multiple locations across the United States and remotely. 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, electrolyzers, etc.).

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

The responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for the solar PV electrical engineering design work on assigned projects under the guidance of senior staff

  • Under guidance of Lead Engineer, working with Project Engineer and Project Manager on developing design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities

  • Solar PV system design including array layouts, DC string sizing, equipment layouts, and utility interconnections for rooftop, carport, and ground mount (fixed tilt and single-axis tracking) systems

  • Solar PV system energy production modelling

  • Developing solar construction and equipment specifications

  • Engineering calculations (NEC maximum system voltage, conductor sizing, overcurrent protection sizing, utility disconnect requirements, voltage drop, and conduit sizing)

  • Solar PV system One line and three-line diagrams

  • Bill of Materials

  • PV system cost estimation and payback evaluations

  • Cable and Conduit Schedules

  • DC and low to medium voltage power distribution design

  • Supporting projects through complete life cycle including the feasibility phase, preliminary and detailed design, issue-for-bid, construction, start-up, and commissioning

  • Participating in and presenting engineering work at client meetings

Level specific responsibilities:

  • Performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer.

  • Gathers and correlates basic engineering 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.

  • Identifies discrepancies in results.

  • Provides guidance to entry level engineers.

  • Performs work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule with little supervision.

  • Assists in development of technical proposals.

  • Assists with estimates for the engineering budget and schedule

DCS—Energy

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

  • BA/BS (Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering preferred) and 4+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • EIT or PE license in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Occasional travel within the United States will be required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ Years of experience as an Electrical Engineer associated with the design of commercial and utility-scale solar PV systems is desired

  • Highly Proficient in AutoCAD, PVsyst, and Microsoft Excel desired

  • Experience with other software in the industry such as NREL SAM, ForgeSolar, and Helioscope

  • Battery Energy Store System and/or other renewables experience

  • MV AC Collection System Design Experience

  • Strong familiarity with the NEC, as well as related codes such as IBC and NFPA 855

  • Familiarity with utility practices, industry codes and standards (NESC, IEEE, PIP etc.).

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

  • Experience on full EPC, Design/Build projects from start to finish.

  • Strong familiarity with PV equipment and manufacturers

  • Experience supervising teams

Additional Information:

  • Sponsorship is available for this role

  • Relocation is not available for this role

  • A pre-employment motor vehicle driving record verification will be conducted

What We Offer

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 Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Energy

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 265022BR

Additional Locations US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Conshohocken, PA - 625 West Ridge Pike, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Las Vegas, NV - 8985 S Eastern Ave, US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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