AECOM Project Engineer - Electrical in Oakland, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151923BR

Position Title Project Engineer - Electrical

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Water

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Oakland

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 create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.

Job Summary

AECOM’s Water Business Line in the San Francisco Bay Area is looking for a Project Engineer to join our firm to support projects in the areas of wastewater and water utilities, municipal infrastructure and potentially general building facilities for public and private clients. Some of our current projects include: water/wastewater treatment plants, pumps stations, reservoirs, and infrastructure for governments and private developments. The Project Engineer will ultimately support work and coordinate with other electrical engineers and design teams throughout the West Region.

The initial project for this position will an engaging assignment on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP), a $7 billion, multi-year program to upgrade the City’s wastewater collection and treatment facilities. The selected candidate will provide electrical engineering support to the City’s Wastewater Enterprise at its Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant (SEP). This is the City’s largest plant, where over $2 billion in process improvements are being implemented in the initial phase of the Program. This is a minimum one-year assignment.

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

  • Provide technical third party review of wastewater design deliverables for improvement projects under the SSIP.

  • Provide technical support and coordination for O&M interests in the development of improvement projects at the SEP from planning through construction

  • Serve as the Program Consultant’s electrical engineering lead at the SEP

Other ancillary responsibilities, outside of/after this initial assignment may include:

  • Develop electrical plans and specifications for water and wastewater design projects

  • Assist or lead marketing efforts for electrical design work

  • Quality Control checks of other electrical engineer’s work

  • Construction phase services for electrical portion of projects

  • Field inspections and witnessing facility start-up testing and operations

  • Development of design reports and studies such as fault current, protective device co-ordination, arc-flash, voltage drop, grounding and lighting studies/calculations

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • 10+ years of experience in electrical engineering

  • Experience in the design of electrical and control systems for water/wastewater facilities

  • Experience controlling budgets, project design, and conducting technical reviews

  • Experience in supporting operations and maintenance is highly desirable

  • Strong client relation skills, including working as an embedded staff on the client site

  • Must demonstrate initiative in problem solving and brining value to the client

Preferred Qualifications


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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