AECOM Electrical Technician in Warrington, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146464BR

Position Title Electrical Technician

Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Energy

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Cheshire

City Warrington

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 are recruiting a Senior Technician / Designer to join our established and ever growing Power & Energy Nuclear unit in the Warrington office.

Aecom are one of the foremost multi-disciplinary consultancies in the world with the skills and experience to support clients throughout the full project lifecycle including planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance.

Our reputation is based on world class professional skills and an ability to successfully manage complex projects, demanding deadlines and challenging budgets.

Our Power & Energy sectors primarily focus is the design, management & supervision of multi-discipline projects on all the major nuclear clients within the UK, with a primary focus on turn-key solutions to projects often including control system design, building services and direct consultancy services.

The position requires an experienced senior technician / designer who can then apply their skills to the benefit of our Clients. Inherently the projects are multi-disciplinary and may be at any stage in the project life cycle. Our projects are a wide variety of sizes ranging from client consultancy support to multi-million pound complete turn-key solutions.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Production of design deliverables including drawing schematic diagrams, bcd’s, control panel GA’s, loop diagrams, load / equipment / instrument schedules etc.

  • Normal and Emergency lighting layouts and calculations using DIALux or Similar

  • Cable calculations (buy hand and Amtech)

  • Informing your team lead on any potential changes to the project to aid the Project Managers in the capture and management of change.

Minimum Requirements

For this role we would expect you to be:

  • Qualified to a minimum of HNC level or preferably have a relevant engineering degree and be able to demonstrate sound technical experience

  • Competent user of the current version of AutoCAD, a sound understanding of drawing standards and best drawing practice

  • Able to work from specifications, survey reports and sketches

  • Competency in Microsoft Office Word & Excel

  • Self-motivated with excellent communication skills

  • Willingness and ability to undertake site surveys and inspections and to spend short periods of time on customer and supplier sites at various locations within the UK.

  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.

  • Able to meet UK security clearance requirements

Your previous experience will demonstrate competency in a number of the following areas:

  • Low Voltage Electrical Distribution Design

  • Motor control centre and control panel design

  • Interlocking systems

  • Lighting design

  • Lightning protection

  • Fire Alarm design

  • Control and Instrumentation

  • Design of conventional instrumentation systems (loop diagrams, instrument schedules etc.)

  • Programmable Logic Controllers hardware /software design

  • I/O, alarm & trip schedules

  • Control panel design (GA’s, schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, parts lists etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

Nuclear industry experience would be an advantage however we are principally looking for first class E, C&I Technicians / designers who have the capacity to learn and develop their skills for the nuclear industry. Ideally you would have experience in the following areas;

  • A current qualification for BS7671

  • Access and Security system design

  • Communications systems design (Ethernet and field bus communications)

  • Knowledge of safety standards (IEC 61508, 61511, 61513)

  • Safety Instrumented Systems (configuration diagrams)

  • Experience of commissioning control systems

  • Experience of maintaining electrical systems

  • Medium / High Voltage Electrical Distribution Design

  • Project & cost tracking

  • ATEX

  • Knowledge and understanding of BS8888

  • An appreciation of mechanical / civil and process systems and the aptitude work within a multi-disciplinary team

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.