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AECOM Microgrid Solution Architect in Oakland, California

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 Microgrid Solution Architect to join our growing Energy Business Line supporting clean energy initiatives pursuing projects in the municipal, defense, commercial, industrial and higher education market segments. 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.

The responsibilities for the position include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Evaluates the feasibility of installing microgrid systems at new or existing client facilities considering the physical and electrical infrastructure constraints present at each site.

  • Produces conceptual designs that can incorporate a variety of energy resources, including renewables, thermal generation and battery storage, in order to meet financial, resilience and/or environmental goals for each project.

  • Develops financial models of microgrid revenue generation to optimize sizing of generation and energy storage capacity.

  • Performs power system studies to validate equipment ratings and verify reliable operation of the microgrid during grid-tied and islanded system operation.

  • Originate and support the development of document designs/drawings, sequence of operations, equipment specifications, system approval test procedures, and other system-related information for feasibility through detailed design project scopes.

  • Work closely with Distributed Energy Resources Lead in business development pursuits

  • Actively participate in development and delivery of training of additional resources in his/her area of expertise,

  • Occasional travel to project/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 Electrical Engineering from ABET accredited college or university

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in power generation / industry engineering and design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PE licensure

  • +6 years of relevant in power generation / industry engineering and design experience preferred

  • Masters degree or PhD in Electrical or Electronics engineering

  • 3+ years of microgrid control system development, or the application of energy storage, solar, fuel cell, and generator controllers, including applicable research and development experience

  • Experience in the specification and integration of battery energy storage systems

  • Familiarity with DER interconnect standards and communication protocols

  • Advanced knowledge of control methods, energy management systems, load controllers and switchgear.

  • Experience with power system modeling and analysis tools, including SKM/ETAP, Homer, or similar software packages

  • Startup and Commissioning Field Experience

  • Success in working with remote teams

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role

  • Sponsorship is available for this role

  • 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 $80,756.40 - $149,399.34 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: J10073330

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid