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Job Information

AECOM Electrical Designer / Specialist in Denver, Colorado

United States of America - Colorado, Denver

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Substation Electrical Designer / Specialist for immediate employment for our Energy Business Line. This position has the possibility of being located at a variety of Energy offices in multiple locations across the United States . AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

We have a range of different work from various industries includes oil & gas, renewables, and transmission / distribution. The primary work is related to MV/HV Electric Substations.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Completing detailed drawings from sketches, plans, specifications, written, and verbal instructions in AutoCAD and Microstation.

  • Revise drawings, incorporate / copy existing drawings into new design formats

  • Perform basic electrical calculations (conduit sizing, wire sizing, voltage drop, etc)

  • Setup drawings, backgrounds, and details in accordance with client drafting standards.

  • Update contract drawings and specifications.

  • Produce drawing for a review to a standard that requires minimal mark-ups by an Electrical Engineer

Level specific responsibilities:

  • Serves as a capable professional within specific domains of the field.

  • Under general direction, prepares and modifies designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings and working drawings.

  • Independently develops alternate technical solutions and design options in support of project team, e.g. white paper research, code review and wide range of difficult problems.

  • Develops and/or implements the results of reports, opinions, or recommendations to address design challenges/opportunities.

  • Leads the development and implementation of the design ideas and solutions.

  • Responsible for communication and collaboration with full design team and client.

  • Oversees and coordinates the technical work for projects consistent with experience.

  • Understands the marketing of professional services.

  • Develops and leads technical approach and criteria for a design element, and coordinates complex work.

  • Ensures compliance to Quality Assurance Procedures.

  • May be required to sign and seal documents (e.g. drawings).

  • Employee works with clients as well as the internal and external project team to execute the project from concept to execution and completion.

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS plus 4 years of relevant experience OR AA/AS (US) / Diploma/Certificate (Canada) plus 6 years of relevant experience OR HS diploma / GED plus 8 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Career certificate or Associates degree in CAD, engineering design technology or similar.

  • 10 years design / drafting experience in the power industry

  • Ability to read, understand and develop electrical drawings under the supervision of an Engineer (one-line, three-line, protective relaying, elementary diagrams, connection diagrams, schematics, etc.)

  • Strong knowledge of relevant codes and standards such as the NEC, NFPA, IEEE, IEC, etc.

  • Ability to meet project schedules and work under pressure

  • Problem solving skills and work efficiency

  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Good oral communication skills.

  • Able to clearly communicate to other team members

  • Transmission and Distribution design using PLS-CADD

  • Field Experience

  • AutoCAD 3D experience

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 Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Power & Industrial

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 241165BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: Yes

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.