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AECOM Microgrid Solution Architect in Phoenix, Arizona

United States of America - Arizona, Phoenix

Job Summary

AECOM has positions available for Microgrid Energy Solution Architects to join our exciting Clean Energy initiative supporting clients pursuing projects in the municipal, defense, C&I and higher education market segments. These positions will be primarily remote based, located anywhere in the United States, with the preference being in proximity to an AECOM Energy office. The Solution Architect will lead the development of projects in collaboration with regional BDMs to advance engineering solution and services to AECOM customers

This position will be primarily remote based, with some travel, and can be filled from anywhere in the United States, with a preference for some proximity to AECOM Energy offices.

The Solution Architect will lead the development of projects in collaboration with regional BDMs to advance engineering solution and services to AECOM customers..

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

  • Develop models of the microgrid electrical power and energy system using conventional and advanced analysis tools, Use the tools to verifies stability, interoperability, portability, security, or scalability of system architecture.

  • Use AECOM existing or seek out the development or application of new engineering design tools to select and develop microgrid solutions.

  • Conducting studies, to determine system stability under all operation modes and conditions

  • Technical lead on microgrid opportunities and assigned projects,

  • Participate in design, deployment and commissioning of microgrids and microgrid control systems,

  • Provide day-to-day technical support to development teams throughout AECOM.

  • Document designs, develop specifications, system approval test procedures and instructions, and other system-related information.

  • Author and prepare customer reports and technical papers for conferences,

  • Work closely with business development director on the assessment of new opportunities.

  • Actively participate in development and delivery of training of additional resources in his/her area of expertise,

  • Provide strategic input in identification of and securing business with new customers,

  • Build relationships with the customers, subcontractors, product engineering team, and others throughout the project development cycle.

  • May provide oversight of a project team to assure technical and financial milestones are met.


At AECOM, 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. We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer


AECOM’s Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to engineering, 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 behind the meter services – 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

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering is required

  • 8+ years of experience in power generation / industry

  • Willing to travel as requested

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree or PhD in Electrical or Electronics engineering

  • 3+ years of research and development experience, including development of concepts for system architecture, or the application of energy storage, solar, wind, and generator controls.

  • Familiarity with interconnect standards and communication protocols

  • Advanced knowledge of control methods, energy management systems, load controllers and switchgears.

  • Experience in power system modeling and analysis tools.

Additional Information

  • Pre-employment motor vehicle driving record verification will be conducted

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Power

Business Line Power

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 249376BR

Virtual: Yes

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.