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AECOM Lead Electrical Engineer in Sacramento, California

Job Summary

AECOM has a position opening for a Lead Electrical Engineer to support our growing Energy Business Line. For this role, 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. This is an excellent career opportunity for an engineering with a strong technical and client facing background.

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.). As an engineering lead, we are looking for a strong candidate with a power engineering background to promote our skills to new clients and maintain our existing client base.

Qualified candidates will have a strong background in electrical power engineering coupled with leadership experience.

The successful candidate is expected to be a detail orientated, experienced engineer who can make decisions independently. Along with your technical excellence, you will also be expected to provide leadership for the other electrical engineers in our Power group. The focus of the experience must be in the power industry associated with electrical engineering and design of HV and MV substations, HV transmission systems, and MV distribution systems.

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

  • Responsible for the electrical engineering design work on assigned projects

  • Provide leadership for the other electrical engineers in our Power team

  • Working with Project Engineers and Project Managers on developing workload forecasts, design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities

  • Functioning as the “Engineer of Record” on projects

  • Performing Power system studies (load flow, short circuit, protective coordination, arc flash analysis)

  • Providing technical support for business development activities such as developing proposals

  • One line and three-line diagrams

  • Conducting arc-flash hazard calculations to determine arc-flash boundaries and required PPE

  • Protective relay and metering one line / three-line diagrams

  • AC/DC schematics

  • Panel Layouts

  • Equipment layouts and sectional views

  • Connection Diagrams

  • Bill of Materials

  • Cable Schedules

  • DC power distribution design

  • Developing construction and equipment specifications

  • Supporting projects during construction, start-up, and commissioning

  • Grounding Analysis and Design

  • Reviewing engineering work performed by peers

  • Attending client meetings

  • Client and site field visits

Level specific responsibilities:

  • Serves as lead engineer / engineer of record on mid- to large size projects and programs

  • Provide senior management with project updates / team development issues as needed

  • Supervisory responsibilities for engineering staff

  • Provides technical expertise for studies and design efforts.

  • Presents complex technical solutions to clients.

  • Performs quality control reviews of work developed by others.

  • Participates in development of technical proposals.

  • Provides 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant Transmission and Distribution engineering experience.

  • Willingness to travel occasionally

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license

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

  • Experience supervising a team of electrical engineers

  • Expert familiarity with industry codes and standards (NEC, NESC, IEEE, PIP etc).

  • Prepared drawings, specifications, and calculations involved in at least two (2) major high voltage substation projects (detailed design)

  • Performed detailed QA/QC engineering deliverable reviews

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • 12+ years of relevant Transmission and Distribution engineering experience with at least five (5) years leading power engineering projects.

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

  • Plant Startup and Commissioning Field Experience

  • Power systems analysis software experience (SKM, EasyPower, Etap).

  • Renewables experience

  • Functioned as the “Engineer of Record” on at least two (2) projects

  • Experience working in collaborative 3D model environments (e.g. Navisworks

​​​​​​​ Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not offered for this position

  • Sponsorship is offered for this position

  • AECOM encourages, but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a worksite, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved accommodation must be received in order to enter an AECOM or worksite location in New York City, NY.

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. 266999BR

Additional Locations US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - Minneapolis, MN Suite 1100 800 S LaSalle Ave, US - New Orleans, LA - 1555 Poydras St, US - New York, NY - 125 Broad Street, US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd, US - Sacramento, CA - 2020 L St, US - Saint Louis, MO - 100 N Broadway 20th Floor

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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