AECOM Electrical Specialist - High Voltage in Bethesda, Maryland

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149357BR

Position Title Electrical Specialist - High Voltage

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Maryland

City Bethesda

Why Choose AECOM? 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. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Electrical Specialist with High Voltage concentration.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Inspect, repair, replace, install, adjust, maintain, and make necessary tests on all high voltage 15KV and 480V utility systems, equipment, motors, MCC panels, generators, transformers, switchgears, substations, distribution systems

  • Work from prints, diagrams, specification, and instructions covering emergency and scheduled repairs; as well as installation, testing, and inspection of work to be done on electrical utility systems, both high and low voltages: including, but not limited to, distribution systems, 125VDC systems, and UPS systems, as assigned

  • Analyze, troubleshoot, modify, install, and repair power delivery and distribution equipment and electrical circuits using prints, diagrams, and test instruments

  • Test, inspect, clean, repair, dismantle, adjust, and replace all power equipment, transformers, switchgear, MCC, control panels, motors and various other electrical apparatus

  • Assist and perform switching on electrical utility systems, placing blocking, grounds, locks, etc., on utility systems (15KV and 480V), as required by operational switching procedures

  • Work on service lines for the isolation or grounding of circuits, maintenance, and troubleshooting demands to maintain operation

  • Prepare and maintain records and reports on electrical utility equipment for maintenance programs based on all information obtained through tests and preventative maintenance procedures. Take corrective action, as necessary

  • Perform safety inspections during facility additions or repairs to insure safe and continuous operation of electrical utilities systems and equipment, as required

  • Test, calibrate, and maintain protective devices on electrical utility system and equipment and keep prints up to date on 15KV distribution feeders

  • Perform other assigned works directed by management

  • Observe all safety, practices, directives, and use proper PPE as required

Minimum Requirements

  • US Citizen with a willingness to be submitted for a high level government clearance to include a government polygraph. All candidates must successfully complete Security Clearance Pre-Screening.

  • Journeyman Electrician license

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Eight years experience in the electrical trade in maintenance and/or construction required

  • Possess a strong background in industrial and commercial electrical apparatus and control circuitry maintenance

  • Possess a strong background in low voltage switchgear maintenance and repair

  • Must be thoroughly familiar with electrical test equipment

  • Understand usage and various functions of digital multi-meter, Simpson analog voltmeter, variable power supplies

  • Demonstrate ability to read, decode, troubleshoot simple to complex start/stop motor control circuitry

  • Possess proficiency in AC/DC fundamentals and power transformation, conversion of 480V and below

  • Must be able to physically lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to climb, crawl, bend, and/or sit in cramped or uncomfortable places and positions

  • Ability to comprehend written and oral instructions

  • A willingness to work rotational shifts if necessary, including days, evenings, and nights, as well as overtime, weekends, and holidays, as required

  • Possess knowledge of current NEC regulations

  • Must have valid Driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Top Secret SCI clearance with Polygraph - TS/SCI with Poly

  • Master Electrician License

  • Two years experience in work related to 15,000 VAC or above

  • Ability to write correspondence

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.