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Lead Electrical Engineer

Company: AECOM
Location: Oakland
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

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

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.

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


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

Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $133,500.43 - $246,975.79 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.

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

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there's never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let's get started.

ReqID: J10061025

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid

Keywords: AECOM, Oakland , Lead Electrical Engineer, Professions , Oakland, California

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