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AECOM Principal Design Electrical Engineer HV Substations & Infrastructure - Middle East Projects in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

Job Description:

  • Experience designing the HV substations (indoor/outdoor) across the full project lifecycle from feasibility to detailed design (in some cases until preparing construction packages).

  • ·Sound understanding of electrical plant items operation and controls and associated systems such as power and autotransformers, reactors, STATCOMs, AIS/GIS switchgear, HVDC systems (optional), interconnectors, HV Protection, and control.

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of different utility standards and other applicable international standards in the field of power engineering.

  • Design of HV/EHV substations this includes preparing drawings such as substation overall site layouts including but not limited to AIS/GIS yard/building design, protection and control room/building design, and MV room/yard design, transformer/reactor’s yards design, etc.

  • Optioneering exercise to select the best substation configuration (voltage levels, installed and firm capacities) as per functional requirements of the project

  • Detailed level substation engineerings calculations such as transformer sizing, bus bar sizing, breaker sizing, earthing design & calculations, lightning protection risk assessment and shielding design, transformer neutral treatment selection, AC/DC load estimation and equipment sizing, lighting and small power design, battery sizing, backup power demand for substation’s LV AC/DC loads and other auxiliary/essential loads.

  • HV, MV, and LV Cable routing along with cable’s ampacity verification in engineering software for different cable installation conditions within the substation.

  • Good understanding of substation protection and control design work including preparing protection schedules, panel layouts, AC & DC Schematics, Logic Diagrams, mapping tables, and protection settings

  • Previous experience in performing load flow, and short circuit analysis on transmission-level projects.

  • Pro-efficient in the use of CDEGS, CYME/CYMCAP, and ETAP/Power Factor or similar.

  • Previous design/engineering experience (preferably) with engineering consultants, EPC contractors, OEMs, or (even with) utilities in the energy & renewables sector.

  • On hands practical experience in different design stages such as concept/feasibility, FEED design, Detailed Design, Construction Support, owner’s engineer, etc.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Previous experience in the Middle East on delivery of major transmission and distribution infrastructure projects.

  • Previous experience in writing technical reports, the basis of design documents, proposal scope, estimate manhours, and cost estimates for different engineering resources for all design stages.

  • Previous experience in writing technical equipment of all major equipment of transmission substations

  • Previous experience in preparing material take-off for transmission substation projects

  • Previous experience in Hazard analysis and knowledge of safety in design procedures for transmission substation projects.

  • Design Assurance - Reviewing of supplier technical designs.

  • Manufacturing assurance audits that manufacturing is following technical design, attending FAT. Commissioning support - Fault resolution support


  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineer/B-tech

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AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10095154

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid