AECOM Transmission & Distribution Engineering Graduate - 2024 - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Our Transmission and Distribution team are currently seeking graduates to work in our Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle office from January 24.
Committed to addressing the complete spectrum of energy challenges, we offer expertise in the following sectors: renewable energy (wind and solar), hydropower, bio-energy (including energy from waste), energy efficiency and carbon management, thermal power generation, nuclear power and transmission and distribution.
The Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Engineering team provides a range of services from the initial concept through High Voltage Power Systems Analysis, Cabling, Substations, Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure, System Balancing and Compensation, PrDubliotection Systems, SCADA, Communications, Converter Station Design, HVDC Systems and Interconnectors including overseas links.
We provide development, design, maintenance and project management for all services and comply with client and other stakeholder’s quality, technical, commercial, safety and environmental requirements.
An example project is a hyper scale datacentre. AECOM completed the planning application to ABP for the first contestably built 220 kV substation in Ireland. This required system studies and preliminary electrical design. We then acted as owners engineer for the 18-month construction phase for the 220-kV substation. AECOM has completed the second planning application for another 220-kV substation at the same site and completed the owners engineer role for the construction.
The successful candidate will primarily be working on transmission assets in the Republic of Ireland or the UK, but the team is working on multiple projects in Europe and further afield and some international travel may be required.
Regular site visits to construction sites for substations, cables and overhead lines would be a feature of this role.
We encourage membership and networking activities in industry bodies including the IEI and sector specific bodies like CIGRE as part of our team’s personal development.
When a graduate starts with AECOM, we pair them with a senior member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects and business development proposals. Their initial role be involved in a selection of activities potentially including:
Power Network Design, Power System Analysis & Studies
Load & Demand Forecasting, System Stability Analysis
Substation Site Selection
Ground Resistivity Measurement & Earthing System Design using CDE3D Substation & Switchyard Layout Visualization
Lightning Protection System Design
Overhead & Underground Cable System Design
Interconnector Studies & Design
Transformer & Switchgear Selection & Installation
Options Selection & Evaluation
HV Cable studies using CYMCAP
Our Graduate Development Programme (ADVANCE) along with our huge scope of projects across the globe will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our GDP forms a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have more than 750 graduates on our programmes across the UK and Ireland from more than 40 different disciplines, each making a tangible difference to the environment in which we live and work.
We shall provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including Chartership with the relevant international professional institution (we have graduates working towards more than 30 professional institutions in the UK and Ireland). We shall push you to achieve the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development, and you will take regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job technical development and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.
BSc/BEng in Electrical/Power Engineering, with a 2:1 classification (or equivalent) or above
MSc/MEng in Electrical/Power Engineering would be an advantage
Must have completed HV & Power related course work or module options
Experience with AutoCAD and AutoCAD 3D is essential
Ability to structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole
Ability to work in a team and independently without losing initiative & focus
Good numerical skills
Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing with the confidence to engage with a variety of people (clients, colleagues, stakeholders and sub-contractors alike) and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss technical issues and capture feedback
Good Microsoft Office skills essential such as Word, Excel & PowerPoint
Excellent research and report writing skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work in a team and independently without losing initiative & focus.
Enthusiastic, hard-working, with ambition and drive
- Full driving license and willingness to travel on occasion is desirable (some site travel with equipment may be required)
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since CVs will be reviewed, and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis for either immediate or advanced offer start. These roles are a mixture of starts between January - October 24.
Please include a covering letter with your application and provide all predicted and/or obtained academic grades.
You must have permanent right to work in the UK as we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.
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Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have 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.
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.
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Business Line: Energy
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India
Career Area: Engineering
Work Location Model: On-Site