AECOM Associate Electrical Engineer (Energy - T&D) in Centurion, South Africa

Requisition/Vacancy No. 143400BR

Position Title Associate Electrical Engineer (Energy - T&D)

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Energy

Country South Africa

State/Province/Region ZA - Gauteng

City Centurion

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


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

The Transmission and Distribution division within the Energy sector requires the services of a suitably qualified and experienced substation and transmission line electrical engineer in the Centurion office. The individual will be responsible for Transmission, Distribution and Hydro-Power Plant and Water treatment plant projects within Africa. AECOM Centurion currently has pending appointments for Hydro Power stations and requires services of an electrical engineer for construction supervision at the Gibela manufacturing plant. The engineer will also assist the Building Services electrical team who have lost a few members of their team. This recruitment is also in line with the Energy department’s goal to build capacity in order to better service clients and win new work.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Pre-feasibility studies, conceptual designs and detailed design of the following:

  • Transmission substations.

  • Overhead power lines.

  • Distribution substations.

  • Outdoor and indoor MV& HV Switchgear.

  • MV&LV motors, motor control centres.

  • Standby diesel generators and Gas driven generators.

  • Cabling.

  • SCADA.

  • Small Power and Lighting.

  • Variable speed drives.

  • Battery tripping units.

  • Uninterruptable Power Supply systems.

  • Protection, Metering and Control schemes.

  • Reactors and Capacitor Banks.

  • Static Variable Compensators.

  • Earthing.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant post-graduate working experience of the following:

  • Transmission and distribution substations.

  • Overhead power lines up to 400kV.

  • Outdoor and indoor MV& HV Switchgear.

  • MV&LV motors.

  • Motor starters and control centres.

  • Standby diesel generators and Gas driven generators.

  • Cabling.

  • SCADA.

  • Small Power and Lighting.

  • Variable speed drives.

  • Battery tripping units.

  • Uninterruptable Power Supply systems.

  • Protection, Metering and Control schemes

  • Reactors and capacitor banks.

  • Static Variable Compensators and Earthing.

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant post-graduate working experience in the HV power system environment with particular focus on substation design projects up to 400kV.

  • At least 5 years of specific substation (primary or secondary plant) design experience.

  • Knowledge of AUTOCAD (2D and 3D) and Micro station is a MUST.

  • Knowledge of Dig Silent Power factory, CDEGS, PROKON is an added advantage

  • Excellent command of the Microsoft Office package.

  • Experience in the petrochemical, water treatment or mining environments.

  • Thorough knowledge of IEEE, ESKOM and/or SASOL Standards.

  • MV distribution networks within Power Stations/ Mining Plant/ Petro-Chemical Plants.

  • Knowledge of Dig Silent Power Factory/ PSSE/ ETAP/ Retic Master is an added advantage.

  • Working within a multi-discipline project environment.

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office package.

  • Thorough knowledge of ESKOM and IEEE Standards

  • Experience within Power Station/ Transmission/ Distribution/ Mining/ Petro-Chemical.

Personal attribute, qualities, or competencies:

  • Self-starter.

  • Team player.

  • Good Presentation skills.

  • Good Communication skill.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

Other comments:

  • The candidate will be required to attend regular project site meetings and conduct site inspections and provide commissioning support to clients/contractors on site.

  • The candidate must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • University degree in Electrical Engineering (MSc. Degree will be an advantage).

  • Professional registration (Pr.Eng or Pr.Tech) with Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

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.