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AECOM Electrical Designer in Portland, Oregon

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM has a position available for an Electrical Designer to support our growing Energy Business Line. 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.

Our team provides a wide range of electrical engineering services across markets sectors including industrial facilities (mining, water treatment, Oil and Gas, Power Generation) 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.).

The successful candidate will have an understanding and experience in electrical design and technology principles. She/he will be expected to work successfully within a team environment and be able to communicate effectively with other project team members and customers. He/she will have a high level of initiative, motivation, and displays drive, energy and enthusiasm for getting things done with an excellent attention to detail.

The responsibilities of this role also include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Ability to take general direction and simple sketches from engineers to then develop design criteria and progress through all stages of design – feasibility through construction support.

  • Day to day design and preparation of electrical deliverables to achieve efficient facility design considering constructability, safety and cost

  • Equipment general arrangements, one lines, schematics, plans (grounding, lighting, cable tray, power, instrument), wiring diagrams, installation details etc.

  • Prepare bills of materials and quantity take offs

  • Employ a variety of data sources to build project model environment including but not limited to laser scan, vendor files, existing base surfaces from LiDAR, survey points and contours.

  • Detailed understanding of coordinate systems and the ability to transform data from one system to another.

  • Data management (e.g. vendor data, client data) through the project life cycle.

  • Meeting with clients for project kickoff, ongoing design review, and project close out.

  • Works under limited supervision.

  • Performs both routine and non-routine, complex design assignments that require judgment in resolving issues or making recommendations.

  • Maintain open communication with project team (including remote staff) regarding workload planning, task estimating and budgeting

  • Creating, updating, and implementing group specific standards

  • Contributes to a complete and integrated set of digital project content which includes but not limited to identification of discipline and vendor interfaces, clashes, etc. by working co-operatively with team members to resolve issues

  • Assist with preparation of project specification and contract documents

  • Ability to check and verify work prepared by peer/group

  • Applies strong knowledge of industry standards, guides, specifications, and procedures specific to working in with US electrical and instrument infrastructure and networks at industrial facilities

  • Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of design work

  • Collaborate effectively with US and international design staff to create quality deliverables

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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 4 years of relevant industrial experience or AA/AS + 6 years of relevant industrial experience

  • High level design and CAD skills and technical competency in the field of electrical engineering

  • Physical design experience on complex multi-disciplinary projects

  • Demonstrated experience in AutoCAD 3D modeling environments

  • Able to participate in field walks and create field sketches, take dimensions, climb ladders, etc. as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Adaptability and fervent curiosity in learning new software and applications

  • Experience creating drawings (e.g. power plans, wiring schematics) with limited direction from engineering team

  • Experience utilizing and integrating data sets into 3D model (e.g. laser scans, LiDAR, etc.)

  • Experience in CadWorx, Revit, ReCap

  • Experience working in collaborative model environments (e.g. Navisworks)

  • Experience in the management of Common Data Environments including ProjectWise, BIM 360

  • Experience with field walk downs

  • 2+ yrs experience as project technical electrical design lead

  • Strong experience leveraging laser scan or other data sets to inform design development

  • Knowledge of typical stakeholders and be able to anticipate data requests and expectations

  • Understanding of vendor documentation and it’s use as a reference for assigned tasks

  • Demonstrated experience in participating complex, multi-discipline programs/projects and CAD teams

  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry (incl safety) standards (e.g. NEC/NFPA 70, OSHA 1910)


Additional Information


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10105868

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology

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