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Principal Electrical Engineer


London, United Kingdom

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Energy
We address the complete spectrum of energy challenges, including clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon management, hydropower and dams, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation, and transmission and distribution.

Job Summary
AECOM are recruiting for an Electrical Engineer (T&D) to join our established and ever growing Transmission & Distribution unit based in our London office.
Our transmission & distribution unit provides management, design and supervision services to electrical power projects, in both transmission and distribution, with a primary focus on transmission projects. Our clients include all the major UK and Ireland transmission system operators. The unit also provides electrical engineering services to a wide range of renewable, industrial, property and other development projects requiring medium- or high-voltage electrical infrastructure.

This role is to be offered at either Senior Engineer or Principal Engineer level depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The role is also open to candidates with either transmission voltage experience or extensive working knowledge of distribution voltage systems gained through working in either another Consultancy, or a DNO, or a major industrial or similar company. In order to be considered for the Principal Engineer role, the candidate will need to demonstrate a successful track record of winning new business and successfully completing projects.

This is a great opportunity to develop your own business within a business, the successful Electrical Engineer will be involved in all aspects of a project from leading a bid and tender through to the delivery of projects as the Lead Engineer or Project Manager; skill sets that are all required in your future progression in the Company.

The ideal candidate would have a recognised technical specialism in the high voltage transmission and distribution sector , where AECOM is particularly looking for skills in Distribution System Engineering, Protection Systems & Control or Electricity Market and Tariffs.

Minimum Requirements
Transmission and Distribution is a growth area for AECOM and the Electrical Engineer can expect to develop their career as the T&D unit continues to grow. Business or man management opportunities are likely to emerge and the successful candidate will be able to take advantage of these.
You will ideally have:
• BSc /BEng Electrical Engineering (Hons)
• Chartered Engineer status or be on route to obtaining Chartered status
• Experience of working in the UK & international transmission and/or distribution sector
• Experience of medium and high voltage projects including feasibility studies, concept design, detailed design, modeling, site supervision, testing and acceptance.
• Extensive experience at voltages up to 132kV is essential and and experience to at least 400kV would be an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications
Any or all of the following specialist skills would be warmly welcomed:
• High voltage cables
• Protection and Control
• HVDC applications
• Power system analysis (DIgSILENT, PSSe, EDSA, CDEGS, EMTP, CAPE, ASPEN etc).
• Regulation of electricy networks
• Power System Planning

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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