1+ months

Electrical Discipline Lead

Denver, CO 80204

United States of America - Colorado, Denver

Job Summary

AECOM has an opening for a Lead Electrical Engineer to support our growing Energy Business Line. This position has the possibility of being located at a variety of Energy offices in multiple locations across the United States.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether its improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of whats possible the worlds longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune s Worlds Most Admired Companies 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 Top 500 Design Firms and #1 2019 Top 200 Environmental Firms

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

Our team provides a wide range of electrical engineering services across the transmission (substations, OH/UG transmission systems, generator interconnections, interconnection strategy), power distribution (OH/UG power systems, substations, EV charging networks, microgrid design, etc.), and renewable energy sectors (Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Wind). We are looking for a strong leader 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 management and leadership experience.

The successful candidate is expected to be a detail orientated yet efficient, 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 has to be in the power industry associated with electrical engineering and design of HV transmission systems, HV and MV substations, and MV distribution systems. Experience with California utilities a plus.

It is an excellent career opportunity for an engineering manager with a strong technical background and looking to move into a fast paced, growing business line. This role offers a competitive salary, benefits and relocation assistance where and when applicable.


  • Manage a group of Electrical and Protection and Control Engineers

  • Lead and manage T&D projects

  • Lead client meetings and act as primary point of contact for electrical activities

  • Responsible for approval of electrical engineering design work on assigned projects

  • Working with Senior Management and Project Managers on developing design scope, schedules, budgets for electrical engineering work activities

  • Keeping senior management up to date on group progress, issues, and opportunities

  • Performing Power system studies (load flow, short circuit, protective coordination, arc flash analysis)

  • Developing protective relay settings and calculations

  • Developing control system layouts

  • One line and three-line diagrams

  • Protective relay and metering one line / three-line diagrams

  • AC/DC schematics

  • Panel Layouts

  • Equipment layouts and sectional views

  • Connection Diagrams

  • Bill of Materials

  • Cable Schedules

  • DC power distribution design

  • Complying with hazardous area classification codes and standards

  • Developing construction and equipment specifications

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

  • Grounding Analysis and Design

  • Managing and reviewing engineering work performed by peers

  • Attending client meetings

Level specific responsibilities:

  • Local expert on providing technical leadership in a specialty area, often for a district.

  • Keeps informed of new developments and requirements affecting the organization for the purpose of recommending changes in programs and applications.

  • Interprets, organizes, executes and coordinates assignments.

  • Makes decisions independently on technical problems and methods, and represents the organization in conferences to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work.

  • Applies advanced or state-of-the-art knowledge and experience to resolve crucial issues and/or unique conditions. The knowledge and expertise required for this level of work usually results from progressive experience.

  • Supervision received is essentially administrative, with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS (Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering preferred) plus 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Willingness to travel occasionally

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • AutoCAD/Microstation Design-Drafting Experience.

  • Plant Startup and Commissioning Field Experience

  • Power systems analysis software experience (SKM, EasyPower, Etap).

  • 12+ Years experience Power Industry experience as an Electrical Engineer associated with the design of HV transmission systems, HV and MV Substations, and MV distribution systems.

  • Management/supervisory experience

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in Colorado and ability to obtain in California.

  • Strong familiarity with industry codes and standards (NEC, NESC, IEEE, etc).

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

  • Ability to take the lead and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to make amazing happen in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Power & Industrial

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 241164BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Posted: 2020-10-21 Expires: 2021-02-17

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