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AECOM Offshore Wind Electrical Engineer Lead in Burlington, New Jersey

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 foran Electrical Engineer to support our growing offshore wind business with our Energy Business Line. AECOM's broad technical capabilities, global footprint and experience in executing large scale projects uniquely position us to lead in offshore wind. 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

Our team provides a wide range of electrical engineering services across markets sectors including transmission and distribution (substations, OH/UG 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, RNG, etc.). As an engineering lead focused on wind energy, 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 project 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 mentorship for the other electrical engineers in our Power engineering group. The focus of the experience must be in the power industry associated with electrical engineering and design of high voltage (AC and DC) transmission systems for terrestrial and offshore projects.

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

  • Collaborate with Chief Electrical Engineer and Engineering Director on strategic approaches to offshore win

  • Provide mentorship to other electrical engineers within the Energy Center of Excellence and other remote teams

  • Supporting the Chief Electrical engineer on developing workload forecasts, design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities.

  • Function as the “Engineer of Record” on projects

  • Perform Power system studies

  • Support company business development activities as it relates to renewable wind energy project

  • Perform technical project risk assessment and due diligence

  • Collaborate with environmental team members in support of permit/agency filings

  • Promote client’s best technical interest in owner’s engineer role

  • Generate applicable electrical engineering deliverables to support all phases of scope development – Feasibility through Detail Design (e.g. offshore substations, subsea cable design, collection systems, transmission to shore, landfall interface,)

  • Develop construction and equipment specifications (e.g. converter stations)

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

  • Review of engineering work performed by peers

  • Occasional travel to client and/or project sites

Level specific responsibilities:

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

  • Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise.

  • 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 from ABET accredited college or university

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

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert familiarity with terrestrial and offshore industry codes and standards (NEC, NESC, IEEE, IEC, DNVGL, ISO, UFC, API, etc.).

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

  • Proficient in HV and MV AC design with strong knowledge of high voltage DC design

  • Experience with submarine and subsea cable design

  • Project financial performance/techno-economic analysis experience

  • Demonstrated experience in specifying converter stations

  • Experience working with FACTS

  • Power systems analysis software experience (ASPEN OneLiner, ETAP, SKM Power Tools, AcSELerator, EnerVista, etc.)

  • Experience with wind industry applications (windPRO, WindFarmer, Openwind, WAsP, etc.)

  • Successful experience working in remote and multi-discipline teams

  • Startup and Commissioning Field Experience

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role

  • Sponsorship is available for this role

  • 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: J10072809

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid