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AECOM Principal Electrical Engineer in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - , Edinburgh

Job Summary

Job Summary

Are you a Principal Electrical Engineer with strong skills and experience working with distribution voltages up to 132kV? Do you have an industrial, renewable generation, or DNO background? We have an exciting role in our established Electricity Transmission & Distribution teams based at either of our central Edinburgh or Glasgow offices.

You will report to the Associate Director, providing project management and technical support on a variety of projects.

The Team

Our T&D Scotland team focuses on the management, design and supervision of electrical power projects at voltages ranging from 1kV to greater than 500kV.

The focus of the T&D Scotland team is large-scale grid infrastructure, grid connections, and private wire networks.

Examples of recent and current projects include:

  • Acting as Technical Advisor for the design and installation of various solar PV, diesel generator and battery storage mini-grids providing power to hospitals and health clinics in Africa.

  • Specification, design review, factory audit and final acceptance test witnessing of 220 and 400 kV transformers for solar PV farms in Spain.

  • Technical and Quality advisor role for 11 kV submarine cable in Scotland.

  • Diversion of power and telecom cabling for a major transport project in central Scotland.

  • System studies, load flow, fault current, harmonics etc. for a large windfarm in central Scotland.

  • Studies and grid connection applications for a variety of renewable generation projects across the UK.

The Role

As Principal Electrical Engineer, you will be involved in the design and specification of plants used in transmission and distribution networks. An awareness of emerging technologies such as heat pumps, electric vehicle charging, demand-side management, and novel network design would be an advantage.

In addition to electrical engineering responsibilities, this role will encourage business development and project management skills which will involve participating in client engagements, assisting with bids, and applying AECOM’s safety, environmental, quality and project management systems.

Training and development to become an AECOM-certified project manager will be available.

Minimum Requirements

Required/Essential Skills & Experience

  • BSc/BEng Electrical Engineering (Hons) or MEng.

  • Be working towards, or have already achieved, Chartered Engineer status.

  • Experience of working in teams.

  • Experience of Microsoft Office.

  • Customer facing skills.

  • Previous experience as a consultant would be advantageous

Preferred Qualifications

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:

  • Underground cables at voltages of 11 kV and higher.

  • Overhead lines.

  • Submarine cables at voltages of 11 kV and higher.

  • Load flow and fault studies, using ETAP, DigSilent, PScad etc.

  • Earthing system studies and design using software such as CDegs.

  • Lightning protection system risk assessment.

  • Grid connection process.

  • Specification of electrical plant items, e.g. transformers, circuit breakers, diesel generator sets etc.

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 Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 232941BR

Additional Locations UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street

Clearance Required 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.


Take the next step. Our professional lives are constantly evolving as we build on experience and take on new challenges. Find the opportunities and flexibility to keep you satisfied for the long term.


Craft / Trade

What you specialize in sets you apart. Your trade or craft can take you anywhere, and when you join a company with operations in 150 countries, you have unlimited opportunity to grow and excel.


Military / Veteran

Expand your career. We’re looking for passionate people ready to make an impact with the training, experience and perspective gained through military service.


Early Careers / Graduates

Meet the career of your dreams. Do you have your eye on the future and want to make a difference? We can help you turn knowledge gained through your education into limitless career potential.

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