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AECOM Electrical Specialist- Staff Designer- NASA in San Jose, California

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.

Job Description

Electrical Specialist- Staff Designer- NASA

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Electrical Technician for immediate employment at our Moffett Federal Airfield office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to, those listed below.

  • Work under a licensed electrical engineer, able to fill the role of a small team lead. Independently performs complex technical work utilizing instructions, drawings, schematics, device documentation, computer software, electronic meters, network analyzers, and other tools. Responsible for the completion of each work order assigned or project task. Will be involved in training and advising other technical personnel. Will perform data entry, record keeping, and as-built drawings utilizing computer software. Will perform project and business-level functions.

  • Demonstrate Math skills, including arithmetic, algebra, trig, and calculation used in electrical protection systems.

  • Researches, develops, designs, specifies, and witnesses the testing of electrical systems, equipment, components, and materials.

  • Develops and provide information to construction estimators for electrical construction cost estimates.

  • Organizes and conducts site visits for purposes of data collection and evaluation of electrical systems, equipment, components, and materials for projects with and without well-defined scopes.

  • Develops, designs, and specifies facility electrical power systems, facility fire alarm, security, communications and other low voltage building systems, and electrical lighting and control systems for facilities at NASA Ames, both for new facilities and existing facility retrofits.

  • Develops, designs, and specifies site electrical power infrastructure for systems up to and including 115kV, and site telecommunications infrastructure, power generation, and distribution systems.

  • Developed electrical system models in software such as SKM, and ETAP.

  • Oversees the execution of the procurement, construction, and other project contractors of the construction, startup, and commissioning of the NASA electrical projects.

  • Acts as AECOM's representative to ensure that project milestones are met. Interfaces as necessary to ensure the project is safely completed on schedule, within budget, and within contract specifications.

  • Represents the Contractor's quality assurance position to the customer, including clarifying findings and recommendations

  • Facilitates the handover of the project to the Building Manager and the operations and maintenance contractor.

  • Holds regular construction meetings with both contractors and the NASA management team to address issues, goals, and action items.

  • Supports overall management administration to project and assists in establishing project-specific objectives and policies.

  • Create, update, and maintain the project submittal, RFI, and Change order logs and all other project-specific quality control reports. Work with a team of driven, supportive, and highly skilled professionals.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 4 years of relevant experience or AA/AS (US) + 6 years of relevant experience or Diploma/Certificate (Canada) + 6 years of relevant experience or HS/GED + 8 years of relevant experience

  • Valid Drivers License

  • US Citizenship or Green card holder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Related plus 15 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Proficient in AutoCAD and /or Revit

Additional Information

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $88,000 - $145,000.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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: J10084405

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid