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AECOM Distributed Energy Resources Lead in Houston, Texas

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Job Description

AECOM has a position available for a Distributed Energy Resources Lead

to oversee and grow our talented team of solar engineers and microgrid solutions architects within the Energy practice Engineering Center of Excellence. For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to work remotely and/or be located at a variety of Energy offices located in multiple locations across the United States .

Our team provides a wide range of electrical engineering services across markets sectors including transmission (substations, overhead and underground transmission systems, generator interconnections, interconnection strategy), renewable generation (Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Wind), power distribution (overhead and underground power systems, substations, EV charging networks, microgrid design, etc.), and next generation energy (hydrogen, fuel cells, etc.).

We are looking for an up-and-coming leader with a technical diverse background in distributed energy solutions to promote our skills to new clients and maintain our deep existing client base.

Qualified candidates will have a strong background in engineering coupled with experience developing teams and keen interest in leading tasks on projects.

The responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Support Director of Engineering strategic resourcing and recruiting initiatives

  • Develop, Grow and Supervise a team of diverse engineers through the completion of utility scale renewable projects, microgrid solutions and other distributed energy pursuits

  • Develop dynamic culture fostering creative thinking and technical development

  • Lead by example in engineering execution functioning as technical lead and engineer of record on all size projects

  • Perform engineering calculations to support and direct construction deliverables (specifications, reports, drawings)

  • Supporting projects through complete life cycle including the feasibility phase, preliminary and detailed design, issue-for-bid, construction, start-up, and commissioning

  • Participating in and presenting engineering work at client meetings including those requiring occasional travel

  • Collaborate with multi-discipline technical leads to integrate mechanical energy generation assets for full spectrum distributed energy client solutions

  • Working with Project Engineers and Project Managers on developing design schedules and budgets for engineering work activities

  • Supporting company business development activities as it relates to renewable and decentralized energy projects

  • Providing input to management on project resourcing and staff forecasting needs

  • Monitoring your teams project progress to ensure quality, on-time and on-budget delivery of projects

Level specific responsibilities:

  • Serves as lead engineer and Engineer of Record on mid- to large size projects

  • Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise

  • Approves and signs off on work

  • Provides technical expertise and able to present complex technical solutions to clients

  • Performs quality control reviews of work developed by others.

  • Participates in development of technical proposals.

  • Provides estimates for the engineering budget and schedule.


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS (Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering preferred) from ABET accredited university

  • 8+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience must include design and integration of utility-scale renewable and battery storage systems coupled with leadership experience

  • Current professional engineering license (PE)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum four (4) years of leadership/supervisory experience preferred

  • 12+ years of relevant experience preferred

  • Highly Proficient in AutoCAD, PVsyst, and Microsoft Excel desired

  • Experience with other software in the industry such as NREL SAM, ForgeSolar, Helioscope, Homer, ETAP, WindPRO

  • Capable of system financial estimation (Capex, Opex), PPA recommendation and calculating ROI

  • Proficient in MV AC Collection System Design

  • Special design experience: floating PV, offshore wind, fly wheel battery systems

  • Proficient with the NEC, as well as related codes such as IBC and NFPA 855

  • Deep knowledge of utility practices, industry codes and standards (NESC, IEEE, PIP etc.).

  • Interest in developing talented technical teams

  • Able to lead engineering tasks with strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Experience on full EPC, Design/Build projects from start to finish.

Field construction and commissioning experience

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role

  • Sponsorship is available for this role

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position typically is $106,800-197,580. Please note that this role can be based anywhere in the United States and compensation data will vary in each location, including higher or lower than the stated range.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

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.

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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10097841

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid