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AECOM Microgrid Solution Architect in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Job Summary

AECOM has a position available for a Microgrid Solution Architect 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.

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 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.


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

  • 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

  • Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $103,690 - $191,826 annually exempt.

  • 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, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

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. 265162BR

Additional Locations US - Germantown, MD - 12420 Milestone Center Drive, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - New York, NY - 605 Third Ave, US - Oakland, CA - 300 Lakeside Drive, US - Phoenix, AZ - 2325 E Camelback, US - Virginia Beach, VA - 277 Bendix Road

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.