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Job Information

AECOM Traction Power / Principal Engineer - Electrical in Brisbane, Australia

Australia - Queensland, Brisbane

Job Summary

Our Rail Team in Brisbane has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Traction Power Engineer / Electrical Engineer – Rail, to join our high performing team in QLD. who is looking to work on a range of projects across the region, further developing your technical and business development skills.

Your scope of work will range from projects involving feasibility studies, tender designs, problem-oriented projects, detailed design and construction support. Our rail team is currently delivering on projects like Gold Coast Light Rail 3, and Cross River Rail. The role also provides opportunity to be involved in client liaison, business development and winning work. Also, provide mentoring and career development for other team members, take lead and collaborate with other parties, to produce project deliverables to agreed deadlines and standards.

As part of a multi-disciplinary organisation, this role will see you collaborating with other disciplines associated with delivery of railway projects, giving you wider exposure and understanding across small, medium and large-scale projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5 - 10+ years’ relevant, professional experience;

  • Exposure to existing or proposed freight and/or passenger railways;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Knowledge of Traction Power railway planning and design.

  • Knowledge of Earthing and Bonding

  • Knowledge of different systems, such as 25kV AC, 1500V DC, Heavy Rail & Light

This role is suited to a highly motivated engineer who is looking for exposure to local and international mentors to help support and drive their career.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering;

  • RPEQ – highly advantageous

  • CPEng (or equivalent) – highly advantageous.

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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

Job Category Engineering - Transportation - Rail

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256986BR

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.