AECOM Senior Electrical Distribution Engineer in Manassas, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144576BR

Position Title Senior Electrical Distribution Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Energy

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Manassas

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

AECOM is seeking an experienced, hands-on Senior Electrical Distribution Engineer for an exciting opportunity in Manassas, VA. As an experienced Electrical Distribution Engineer with us, you will be responsible for cultivating private client relationships, providing technical expertise and mentoring a team of junior engineers.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Issues recommendations for the annual capital budget in order to upgrade and add electrical infrastructure.

  • Develops Short Range and Long Range Plans for the electrical system including substations, transmission and distribution construction and improvement projects.

  • Evaluates and recommends system additions and improvements to the electrical system utilizing engineering analysis software tools, models and databases.

  • Oversees design, contract negotiation, construction, coordination with VDOT and other government agencies, and monitoring of contractors to ensure short range work plan jobs for system improvements adhere to schedules and budgeted costs.

  • Designs electrical layout for large commercial customers and new subdivisions.

  • Determines system protection requirements and limitations by performing coordination studies, voltage drop studies, fault current studies and issues recommendations to improve and optimize electrical system performance including load transfer requests as required by system additions and maintenance of facilities.

  • Develops technical standards, guidelines, construction and material specifications and engineering assembly guidelines for the organization.

  • Coordinates and monitors the design, procurement of easements, permits by government agencies and construction of transmission lines with consultants, contractors, operations and other internal and external departments.

  • Reviews construction work orders to ensure adherence to short range work plans, specifications, NOVEC policies, guidelines and procedures, and determines over-current and over-voltage protection requirements.

  • Facilitates planning activities with consulting engineers, developers and government agencies to ensure that ultimate anticipated load growth development coincides with proposed system improvements.

  • Reviews the accuracy of the system maps and data in Geographic Information System (GIS) and WindMil engineering model for use within the organization.

  • Follows all Cooperative, OSHA and VOSHA Safety Rules and Cooperative human resources practices, policies, and procedures.

  • Performs engineering development and design work including logic design, circuit design, instrumentation design, firmware development, model formulation, cost projection, computer architecture analysis and design, network structure design and systems engineering.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 10+ years of experience working with electrical distribution systems

  • Experience with medium voltage distribution systems and electrical substations

  • Modeling using tools such as ETAP, Milsoft, or SKM

  • Good communication skills

  • Fluent with Microsoft Office products

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Professional Engineering Certification

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.