AECOM Senior Electrical Engineer – Substation in Oakland, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146732BR

Position Title Senior Electrical Engineer – Substation

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Energy

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 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 has an immediate opportunity in our Power & Industrial team in Oakland California for a Senior Electrical Engineer with High Voltage substation and switchyard experience. This role includes all aspects of engineering design oversight and complex projects. Responsibilities will include the preparation of electrical protection and control and substation physical design, providing leadership to junior engineers, taking ownership of the scope of work, interface and coordination of other disciplines, assisting other functions (environmental, permitting, etc.) of the organization as it relates to substation design.


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

  • Develop new or modify existing relay drawings including panel arrangements, single and three line diagrams, AC and DC schematics, connection diagrams, relay panel wiring.

  • Physical design following industry standards, codes, and client requirements including layouts, sections, details, ground grid design, fence grounding, control building arrangements, raceways

  • Prepare and/or review technical specifications for equipment items such as power transformers, circuit breakers, switchgear, cable, lightning protection, relays, etc.

  • Review and approve vendor shop drawings

  • Perform calculations such as grounding studies, short circuit studies, protective coordination, and arc flash analysis

  • Provide leadership, guidance and direction to less experienced engineering staff.

  • Conduct and attend client meetings on a regular basis

  • Conceptual level planning for power infrastructure

  • Stamped and sealed drawings as the responsible Electrical Engineer Of Record

  • Attend Factory Acceptance Tests

  • Participate in contractor coordination and construction support

  • Participate in some business development activities

  • Assist with other duties as necessary

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited school / program.

  • 10+ years of experience in power engineering design

  • Registration as an Electrical Professional Engineer (P.E) in the State Of California

  • Ability to read, understand and develop electrical drawings (one-line, three-line, protective relaying, elementary diagrams, connection diagrams, schematics, etc.)

  • Strong knowledge of relevant codes and standards such as the NEC, NFPA, IEEE, IEC, etc.

  • Ability to meet project schedules and work under pressure

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Problem solving skills and work efficiency

  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Willingness to work on electrical engineering projects that may not be directly related to HV Substation Design

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • CAD / Drafting Experience

  • Low Voltage experience for industrial facilities not required but will be advantageous

  • Strong knowledge of the NESC, NEC, and relevant IEEE / ANSI Standards

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E) in the State Of California is required. However, applicants either registered out of state or working toward obtaining P.E licensure in the near future will also be considered

  • Experience using power system analysis software such as: SES CDEGS, CYMECAP, SKM, EasyPower

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.