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AECOM Senior/Principal Protection and Control Engineer P&C (UK wide) in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is recruiting for a Principal Protection & Control Engineer to join our growing Electricity Transmission & Distribution team. The focus of the team is large-scale HV grid infrastructure, grid connections, and private networks, particularly in projects where renewable energy, resilience, energy efficiency, and carbon reduction can support global efforts to combat climate change. The team delivers management, FEED design of electrical power projects at transmission voltages ranging from 132kV to 400kV.

Location - Our UK&I T&D team is spread across Aberdeen, Ashford, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Croydon, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London Aldgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, St Albans. If you are not located near a main office, we will consider a remote-working arrangement.

The role requires P&C engineering knowledge and skills, with proven experience in the design and specification (including calculation of settings) of equipment used in electrical networks and renewable generation. 

The ideal candidate will have strong experience in working with transmission voltages 275kV/400kV and will probably have a consulting, utility, renewable generation or OEM background.

The work typically comes from:

  • Large projects and frameworks with transmission network operators mostly in UK

  • Client and owners engineer role on construction of HV infrastructure

  • Connections of renewable generation and hyperscale data centres

  • Internal AECOM clients delivering large industrial and electrification projects


Minimum Requirements :

Required/Essential Skills & Experience 

  • Knowledge of transmission (National Grid or SSE) HV design process and related project experience.

  • Extensive experience (app. 8 years) in P&C FEED or detailed design of high voltage installations (132kV to 400kV).

  • Experience designing the HV infrastructure across the full project lifecycle from feasibility to detailed design.

  • Good team player and have a client-focused mindset customer facing skills.

  • Ability to work flexibly across multiple projects.

Technical Aspects

  • Project Development/Pre-construction: Development of optimum cable routes considering length, thermal conditions, land use. Development of specifications with technology specific specialists and external project partners. Tender evaluations. Technical assessment and Design Assurance Design input to consenting team, converter, civil, marine. Participate in design meetings.

  • Tender: Tender specification development. Design assurance of tender return documentation. Design assurance during tender evaluation. Supplier meetings.

  • Construction: Design Assurance - Reviewing supplier technical designs. Manufacturing assurance audits that manufacturing is following technical design, attending FAT. Commissioning support - Fault resolution support

Desirable Skills & Experience 

  • Project management (incl. budget, time and quality).

  • Client facing experience

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10072682

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering