AECOM Electrical Engineer 3 / 4 in Livermore, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159296BR

Position Title Electrical Engineer 3 / 4

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Livermore

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 works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

This position is located in Livermore, CA.

We have an opening for an Electrical Engineer. You will provide engineering design solutions associated with the Laboratory’s electrical infrastructure for new construction, remodeling, and modifications to conventional office and laboratory facilities. This position is in the Project Management, Engineering and Construction (PMEC) Department.

This position will be filled at either the TSS.3 or TSS.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties:

  • Prepare and implement electrical designs utilizing design criteria, estimates, calculations, schematics, red-line sketches, construction documents, procedures, and specifications.

  • Partner with electrical supply vendors to select, specify, and procure electrical components utilized in designs.

  • Determine functional electrical requirements for new or modified specialized hardware equipment and support systems and perform advanced electrical engineering calculations for short-circuit analysis of facility power distribution systems and arc flash safety analysis as needed.

  • Provide engineering support during construction performed by outside contractors including reviewing submittals and shop drawings, responding to contractor questions, evaluating change order requests, resolving field problems, and performing inspections.

  • Provide field engineering services for LLNL electricians and field crews by helping to coordinate the selection, procurement, and delivery of construction materials, resolving field questions and conflicts, and performing field observation and inspections of in-house designs.

  • Lead multiple complex internal electrical projects with responsibility for the development and compliance with technical criteria, budgets, schedules, and deliverables, and direct the work of electrical designers and drafters preparing models and drawings prepared in AutoCAD for projects.

  • Participate in design reviews to obtain approvals of project scope and designs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • In Addition at the TSS.4 Level

  • Work under consultative direction leading highly complex internal multi-disciplinary engineering projects as the Project Lead or Design Manager with overall responsibility for developing technical criteria, budgets, schedules, and deliverables.

  • Manage highly complex multi-disciplinary design projects performed by outside engineering firms subcontracted to perform engineering design services to supplement internal engineering capability.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on the California Electrical Code.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related field or an equivalent combination of education and related experience, and professional registration as an Electrical Engineer in the State of California.

  • Significant experience in design work with the application of electrical system components such as transformers, switchgears, motor control centers, automatic transfer switches, uninterrupted power sources, backup generators, and grounding systems with significant experience preparing load studies, branch circuit and short-circuit analysis, and arc flash calculations.

  • Advanced knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70 and National and California Electrical Codes, knowledge of electrical safety standards such as Underwriters Laboratories, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and InterNational Electrical Testing Association, and experience with electrical safety issues associated with NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace., etc.

  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, projects, and priorities and ability to meet demanding deadlines and schedules.

  • Significant experience interacting effectively with all levels of technical staff, managers, and vendors.

  • Significant experience generating correspondence, reports, calculations, and presentations using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other applicable software, along with experience with AutoCAD in the preparation of working drawings.

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical or operational information and provide advice to management, regulators, reviewers, and stakeholders.

  • In Addition at the TSS.4 Level

  • Substantial experience and subject matter expertise in electrical engineering and Building Code compliance.

  • Substantial experience developing and implementing creative solutions to a diverse range of highly complex problems and in providing technical leadership for highly complex projects requiring detailed planning, scheduling, and budget management.

  • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management, external sponsors, regulators, reviewers, and stakeholders.

  • Must be able to obtain a DOE Security Clearance.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of high voltage utility systems.

  • Experience with Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) systems and infrastructure for building automation systems and the ability to read and develop control system schematics and wiring diagrams.

  • California State certification as an electrical inspector or plan checker.

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.


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