AECOM Electrical Engineer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146471BR

Position Title Electrical Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Energy

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Pennsylvania

City Pittsburgh

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 a Research and Development Engineer 4 for our Pittsburgh, PA location.

Position Description:

This opening is for a motivated individual with strong electrical engineering experience to join our team at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, WV. The successful candidate will be providing Electrical design, startup, troubleshooting and commissioning services to the US Department of Energy Office of Research and Development. This position requires a hands-on approach, a strong work ethic, excellent troubleshooting skills and a commitment to excellence. Detailed requirements are listed below.

Travel: This position is based in Pittsburgh, PA, routine travel isnotrequired; however, the successful individual may be asked to travel to other NETL sites located in Morgantown, WV and Albany OR

Level Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Complete electrical and control system designs in accordance with NETL Requirements, NFPA, and all local electrical codes. This includes selection of logic solvers, HMIs & field instruments. It also includes low voltage electrical design and development of logic diagrams.

  2. Efficiently use Autodesk AutoCAD to produce various electrical drawings including electrical schematic, power distribution, control panel layout, I/O connection diagram and process and instrumentation drawings (P&IDs)

  3. Provide electrical equipment specifications and compile instrument index for mechanical/electrical systems

  4. Produce interlock and control narratives along with test reports, position statement, and other general engineering reports.

  5. Configure, troubleshoot and test single & multiple loop controllers, programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems and human machine interface software.

  6. Perform general electrical calculations as required.

  7. Fully understand and review interdisciplinary engineering designs and documents.

  8. Assist with the development of man hour estimates for design, fabrication, and installation of design efforts.

  9. Create, review, and advise on purchase orders and subcontracts. Work with electrical/controls technicians to install, troubleshoot, and maintain on-site systems.

  10. Work closely and communicate effectively with client to meet system functionality and schedule requirements.

  11. Oversee the optimization of current processes and control systems to ensure systems are finely tuned and working at optimum levels.

  12. Programming experience, specifically with Labview software, preferred but not required.

  13. Position may require limited travel 5-10% and ability to pass and maintain a security clearance.

  14. Maintain positive working relationship and communicate effectively with peers, managers and customers.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelors degree in Engineering, or related scientific field and at least 8 years of job-related experience or a Masters degree and 3 years of experience or a Ph. D. or equivalent. A Professional Engineer's license may substitute for 2 years of experience. Excellent communication and analytical skills; working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs. Position may require travel. Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional Engineering License preferred but not required.

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.