AECOM Senior / Principal Technical Officer - Transmission & Distribution in Sydney, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 150842BR

Position Title Senior / Principal Technical Officer - Transmission & Distribution

Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Energy

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - New South Wales

City Sydney

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’s Transmission & Distribution business in Australia is seeking to expand its experienced team in Sydney. We are looking for a Senior / Principal Technical Officer who has a passion for technical excellence and enjoys the challenge of leading the delivery of multi-disciplinary power distribution and transmission projects.

You will be responsible to lead a small team of transmission and distribution Technical Officers and to provide the appropriate business development, technical support and deliver quality project outcomes on time and budget delivery. The individual will be required to build collaborative relationships to support the Distribution and Transmission Team for the many internal and external key stakeholders.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be actively involved in an innovative and highly motivated team of energy professionals currently delivering landmark distribution and transmission projects throughout Australia. A sample of our current projects include:

  • Major Sydney CBD Infrastructure Projects

  • Power Authority Projects

  • Key Australian Renewable Solar Projects

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant qualification in Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum 10 years of experience combined with experience managing the documentation of large and complex projects

  • Excellent CAD skills, least 15 years of experience in AutoCAD and Microstation

  • Good understanding of the power/energy/electrical industry

  • Leadership experience would be ideal, but not mandatory

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant qualification in Electrical Engineering

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.


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