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AECOM Senior Electrical Engineer - Infrastructure and Industrial in Christchurch, New Zealand

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

As a member of our highly regarded Energy team, you will be involved in the technical design and delivery of critical infrastructure and industrial projects throughout New Zealand. This role can be based in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton or Christchurch.

We are a dedicated team of professionals who work closely with our clients to deliver innovative and technically challenging solutions on time, every time. We are looking for someone who shares our passion and is motivated to produce top quality electrical design work to our valued clients.

With a strong forward workload, you will be expected to undertake a variety of tasks including:

  • Providing technical input of electrical components to road and rail tunnels, stations, water supply, waste water and storm water pump stations, storage and hydro dams

  • Develop and implement effective Instrumentation and Controls design elements to assist automation and to enhance production or improve safety measures

  • Collaborating with team members to deliver innovative electrical solutions to clients

  • Be prepared to attend site visits, inspections and testing

  • Drafting design packages from concept, tender to as-build stages.

  • Site Construction Services

  • LV design including lighting and cabling routing

  • Proficient in tasks that involve Installation, testing, and Commissioning practice associated with:

  • NZ Electrical Safety Regulations (ESR) 2010

  • AS/NZS 3000 NZ Wiring Rules,

  • AS/NZS 2293 Emergency Lighting and Exit Signs for Buildings


You will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in infrastructure and industrial electrical design and be able to demonstrate:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent; NZCE and Diploma holders will also be considered

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Team player; supports colleagues with delivery, participates with improvement ideas, open minded

  • Design consultancy experience is advantageous

  • Willingness to learn new programs and types of design

  • Have a genuine interest in electrical engineering and progressing a career in the industrial and infrastructure sector

  • Pro-efficient with the use of 2D AutoCAD and Digital 3D modelling systems i.e. REVIT/ BIM 360/ Navisworks or equivalent

  • Researches industry trends and shares findings

  • Prepared to foster AECOM business goals

  • Knowledge of Street/Highway lighting design including associated software

  • Knowledge of local low voltage electrical systems design, regulations and standards

  • Understanding of Scada, controls, wired and wireless communications systems

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: J10088914

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid