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AECOM Transmission and Distribution Structural Engineer in Houston, Texas

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 available for a Civil/Structural Engineer with experience with Substation and/or Transmission & Distribution (T&D) projects to support our growing Energy Business Line. 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 position involves the development and design of civil/structural engineering for construction drawings for the power transmission and distribution (T&D) and other heavy industry projects.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Under minimal direction, completes engineering assignments of moderate to advanced complexity

  • Prepare overhead line design using PLS-CADD

  • Transmission and distribution line structural (steel and wood) design using PLS-Tower and/or PLS-Pole

  • Transmission line foundation design using MFAD and L-Pile

  • Substation support structures and foundation design

  • Underground High voltage transmission line and/or medium voltage distribution lines

  • Environmental load development for transmission and distribution assets

  • Comprehensive understanding within civil/structural engineering and basic understanding of other engineering disciplines

  • Potential to provide technical guidance to a modest sized group of engineers, designers, and specialist

  • Versed with the preparation and execution of civil/structural project scope

  • Fully versed with codes, permits and software applications related to civil/structural engineering for substation and transmission & distribution projects

  • Fully versed with and can check and review the work sequence, general content and the methods used to generate specifications for the calculations as well as the approval, revision, retention and storage of calculations

  • Can oversee the review and checking of construction and vendor drawings

  • Capable of reviewing interdisciplinary vendor documents

  • Assists with the developing task and effort estimates for proposal support

  • Understands and assists with the planning and scheduling of engineering tasks within the civil/structural discipline

  • Works to maintain positive working relationships with peers

  • Occasional travel required to other AECOM locations and Client sites


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 Civil or Structural Engineering from ABET accredited college or university

  • 4+ years of applicable engineering experience

  • Experience must include structural design for electrical substation and/or transmission and distribution

  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam certificate

  • Able to participate in field walks and create field sketches, take dimensions, climb ladders, etc. as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred 6+ years of transmission or substation experience

  • Experience in the modeling, analysis and design of steel structures and foundations

  • Experience must include structural design for electrical substation and/or transmission and distribution

  • Experience with various voltage levels (4kV, 12kV, 138kV, 230kV, 500kV, etc.)

  • Proficiency in PLS-CADD packages (PLS-Tower, PLS-Pole, PLS-Tower, etc.)

  • Experience with structural analysis and design software (e.g. Staad.PRO, SAP2000, MFAD, L-Pile)

  • Professional Engineering license in Civil or Structural Engineering in California

  • Working knowledge of industry codes and standards (e.g. NESC, G.O.95, ASCE 113, ASCE 10, ASCE 48, IEEE 605, IEEE 693, AISC 360, ASCE 7, IBC, ACI 318, RUS, ASCE design guidelines)

  • Self-motivated

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience working with remote teams

  • Experience on full EPC, Design/Build projects from start to finish.

  • Owner’s Engineering experience

  • Experience with retrofit or brown field projects

  • Experience with California Electric Utilities

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: J10072817

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering