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AECOM Senior Power Engineer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Company Description

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking highly talented and hardworking additions to our growing transit systems practice is looking to hire a Sr. Power Engineer with a minimum of 6 years of traction power experience. This unique and exciting position offers the opportunity to work in a developing practice with great growth opportunities, while receiving support from a global system practice which leads the nation in transit systems design. The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • The primary role of this position is to prepare design drawings and documents, technical specifications, cost estimates, proposals, calculations, and studies associated with traction power system for electrified railways ac and dc.

  • Technical competence in all elements of transit traction power engineering

  • Ability to perform project work as well as serve as a technical leader

  • Ability to prepare and guide drafters/designers and less experienced engineers to prepare One-line diagrams, elementary and wiring diagrams, SCADA, communications, conduit and cable sizing/routing, substation physical layouts, selection of substation equipment, writing of substation equipment specifications, proposal development, construction cost estimates, and project scheduling, test plans, field tests, reports, analysis, and technical studies for traction power systems.

  • Ability to perform protective relay settings and coordination studies.

  • Ability to recommend appropriate actions to ensure compliance with all client, local, state and federal regulations including AREMA railway standards, the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), the National Electrical Safety Code (IEEE C2), and other applicable US.

  • Ability to exercise of judgment on details of work in making preliminary selections and adaptations of engineering alternatives.

  • Ability to communicate well with others and support business development opportunities

  • A Professional Engineers license is preferred, but not required

  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally to all AECOM, partner, and client office locations, including project offices, if applicable

  • Ability to perform site investigations and walk-downs in high-voltage substations and along electrified railroads


Must Have Skills/Experience (Including any required Certifications):

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited education program.

  • 6 years of Traction Power design experience with 750 V dc third rail and overhead; 12 kV ac, 25 Hz, 2 x 12.5 kV ac, 60 Hz, 2 x 25 kV, 60 Hz.

  • Extensive experience in the execution and task leadership for design calculations, plans development, specifications and technical report writing

  • Demonstrated ability to design with constructability in mind throughout all steps of design process

  • Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Professional Engineering (PE) Registration

  • Experience with SEPTA, WMATA, LIRR, NJ Transit, PATH, PATCO and Amtrak Traction Power

  • Experience in design/build and other alternative delivery projects

  • experience in writing of technical papers and technical presentations

  • Experience technical studies for traction power systems, including train performance simulations, ac and dc load flow simulations, short circuit calculations, EMF/EMI studies

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and have the ability to draw from the skills of others to bring innovation to serve the needs of our clients

  • Strategic thinker; must show ability to foresee and be willing to advance long term goal achievement over short term gains, and realization of when a choice between the two is appropriate

  • Self-motivator able and willing to foresee, plan for, and act on risks and opportunities aligned with business goals and aligned within area organizational structure

  • Leadership positions held on professional societies or technical committees

  • Experience in providing technical training

  • Experience in writing project proposals and delivery of oral presentations for purpose of business development

Additional Information

Relocation is not available for this position

Sponsorship is available for this position

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.

ReqID: J10092162

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid