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AECOM Infrastructure Electrical Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Electrical Engineer for immediate employment in the Arlington, VA office .

This position offers the following opportunities:

  • Extensive work on a variety of large, complex transportation infrastructure projects both regionally and nationally.

  • Project design work for a diverse client base and consistent exposure to interesting and complex project assignments.

  • Extensive current and forecasted backlog of project work which requires varying levels of support for roadway and transit tunnels, transit facilities, roadway lighting, associated power distribution, cable stay bridge cable dehumidification and various electrical systems design.

  • Direct collaboration and mentorship with/from senior electrical engineers with 25+ years’ experience on a high profile and highly sought after Transportation EE team.

  • Potential for rapid technical skill development due to complex and diverse project design work.

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

  • Perform lighting calculations to support layout of roadway and tunnel lighting designs.

  • Perform electrical calculations for low and medium voltage power distribution design required for transportation infrastructure projects that include roadway lighting, emergency power, fire protection and fire detection systems, tunnel lighting and tunnel ventilation.

  • Preparing a variety of concept designs, perform and assist with a diversity of transportation studies, contribute to and write reports for clients, which include multiple state and federal agencies.

  • Independently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications.

  • Independently performs all the tasks necessary to complete primary design elements for engineering works.

  • Inspection and condition assessment of electrical equipment and systems.

  • Start-up and commissioning support for electrical equipment and systems.

  • Receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions.

  • Develops solutions to a wide range of difficult technical problems.

  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future — safely, equitably and reliably.

We combine our extensive planning, design, construction and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our cities, countries and continents.

Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • 2+ years of experience in electrical power distribution design and lighting design.

  • Experienced in CADD design.

  • EIT Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with AASHTO and NFPA Standards.

  • Experience in developing and delivering PSE packages to DOTs.

  • Experience performing Roadway Lighting Design, familiarity with IES RP-8, IES RP-22, NFPA 502 Standard and NFPA 130.

  • Working knowledge of Micro-station, AGI32 Lighting Calculation software or similar, SKM Power System Analysis software or similar solutions​.

  • Professional Engineer license a plus.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 253612BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.