AECOM Principal Engineer HV Cable Design in Dublin, Ireland
United Kingdom - , Manchester
This role will involve leading the design of EHV and HV cable systems, across full project life cycle, from feasibility studies to detailed design for Contractors. The role is focused on the design of cable installations and requires extensive experience of cable design and the use of CYMCAP and the key associated modules. The role will also provide the opportunity to work on the design of other electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure, such as overhead lines and substations; being willing to work on these broader aspects will be essential.
Our T&D team primarily focuses on the management, design and supervision of electrical power projects at both transmission and distribution voltages ranging from 1kV to greater than 500kV. We operate as a virtual team across offices in the UK & Ireland, with the wide variety of skills required to meet the demands of our wide range of Clients, with multi-office project teams being established as necessary. As a team we provide a broad range of services in the sector covering substations, overhead lines, cables at both transmission and distribution level, HVDC systems, subsea interconnectors, specialist network studies, earthing and lightning protection design, renewable generation grid connection and balance of plant design, EV and electrification of heat infrastructure, plus others. The team acts as the centre of excellence for T&D engineering in UK&I as well as Europe, Middle East and Africa, offering opportunities to work on projects abroad if interested.
You will be responsible for both leading and designing new cable installations, taking into account all factors impacting the design and selection of the cable. You must have a detailed understanding of the requirements for designing HV cable installations and be an experienced user of CYMCAP or other relevant specialist software (e.g. COMSOL). The current workload is primarily for onshore cable installation, but experience of offshore cable design would be very useful. You will also be responsible for leading larger cable design projects and opportunities will be available for taking on Project/Engineering management of multi-disciplinary T&D projects.
A flexible approach and ability to work across of range of projects at the same time is an important requirement.
Previous experience with consultancy, contractor or utility in the energy sector.
Extensive experience (app. 5-10 years) in a cable related role supporting FEED design and/or detailed design.
Able to manage and lead HV/EHV cable designs at all projects stages.
Experienced user of CYMCAP to support cable system design
Experience of working at EHV transmission voltages
Experience in the design of HV and EHV cable systems, for both HVAC and HVDC systems.
Desirable Skills & Experience
Experience of design or management in at least one of the following areas is required. Broader experience across several of the following areas would be advantageous:
Subsea cables at voltages of 11kV and higher.
Grid connections for major renewable generation developments
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. 250289BR
Additional Locations IE - Dublin - 24 Lower Hatch Street, IE - Dublin - Adelphi Plaza, UK - Ashford, UK - Basingstoke, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cambridge - Wellbrook Court, UK - Cardiff, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Exeter, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Glasgow Citypoint, UK - Leeds, UK - London - Aldgate Tower, UK - Manchester - Bridgewater House, UK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK - Nottingham Regan Way, UK - Plymouth - Plumer House, UK - St. Albans
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.