AECOM Lead Electrical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois
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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
Equipment layouts and sectional views
Bill of Materials
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
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
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).
Functioned as the “Engineer of Record” on at least two (2) projects
Experience working in collaborative 3D model environments (e.g. Navisworks
Relocation is not offered for this position
Sponsorship is offered for this position
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.
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Business Line: Energy
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: East
Career Area: Engineering
Work Location Model: Hybrid
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