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Job Information

AECOM Senior or Principal System Studies Engineer in Cardiff, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Avon, Bristol

Job Summary

This role will involve undertaking network/system studies for a range of transmission projects at voltages up to 400 kV, using standard packages such as DIgSILENT PowerFactory, PSS/E, PSCAD/EMTDC etc. Extensive experience in using at least one of these packages is essential. Knowledge of ETAP will also be useful.

The Role

This role requires a range of network planning and system studies to support ongoing projects. Demonstrable experience of successfully completing grid connection studies to the UK grid code (or grid codes in other jurisdictions) is essential. Typical recent or ongoing projects include:

  • Major 400kV network development involving extensive use of underground cables. Grid connection studies for major new water pumping station

  • Steady state and transient studies for the 132kV and 400kV grid connections for a number of innovative grid stability projects and black-start facilities.

  • Reactive compensation studies, static and dynamic studies.

  • Studies to confirm concept of private wire network to feed major pumping station from a solar PV farm.

  • Phase unbalance study for major rail bulk supply point

  • A flexible approach and ability to work across of range of projects at the same time is an important requirement.

Minimum Requirements

Required/Essential Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience undertaking a range of network planning and system studies using industry standard packages at voltages up to 400kV.

  • Advanced knowledge of at least one of the following packages is required, DIgSILENT PowerFactory, PSS/E, PSCAD/EMTDC or EMTP.

  • Knowledge of National Grid, EirGrid and DNO grid connection studies requirements

  • Strong team working culture

  • Customer facing skills

  • An ability to work flexibly across a broad range of projects

  • The vision and skills to apply skills and experience to emerging technologies to meet new project requirements

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Experience of design in at least one of the following areas would be advantageous:

  • Automation of studies using scripting (Python or similar)

  • Knowledge of ETAP

  • Design of HV cable systems using CYMCAP

  • Earthing system studies and design using commercially available software such as CDEGS or similar.

  • HVDC system studies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant degree, masters or PHD in Engineering

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

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 Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 247546BR

Additional Locations IE - Dublin - Adelphi Plaza, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Cardiff, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - London - Aldgate Tower, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street

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.