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AECOM Principal Electrical Engineer in London, United Kingdom

Company Description

We will give you 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. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world. 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. Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We are looking for an experienced Principal Electrical Engineer to join our South East healthcare, science and tertiary education team. You will be joining a team of like-minded experts that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions for a broad range of clients, working on a portfolio of projects in a successful and growing sector.

The requirement is for Principal level Electrical engineer, who is capable of working on and leading major healthcare projects, with excellent client facing skills, team leadership skills and who strives for technical excellence. The successful candidate will have proven design experience, delivering to quality, time and budget.

This role will suit someone with who is enthusiastic, self-motivated, and looking to advance their career.

The successful candidate will become part of AECOM’s South East Building Engineering team, working together to deliver our vision for the AECOM Healthcare sector. They will have an opportunity to grow and develop into a part of the leadership team, becoming responsible for leading and delivering projects, as well as developing relationships with clients and project teams and contributing to sector-focused technical excellence, thought leadership, exemplar bidding & project material and resource support.

Duties of the role will include, but not be limited to;

Building and Maintaining Client relationships

Mentoring and developing staff

Project Managing small to medium sized multi-disciplinary projects

Serve as discipline Lead engineer on mid-to large- size projects

Assessing staff requirements at each work stage and be able to manage single disciplinary and multi-disciplinary projects

Obtaining the necessary information both internally and externally from Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Design Consultants to provide a fully coordinated design

Ensuring the Design Team is kept fully informed of all technical and other information necessary for the duration of the project

Undertaking the control of all production aspects of the projects in the team

Being familiar with the BIM design process and be capable of leading projects designed in Revit

Ensuring compliance with all Statutory and Regulatory obligations, make submissions to the Statutory Authorities and obtain approvals as necessary

Producing all design information and ensure that all calculations are prepared and signed off in accordance with the requirements of the QA procedures, relevant Standards and Codes of Practice

Performing quality control review of design calculations or drawings.

Preparing technical specification sections.

Providing input to the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements.

Representing AECOM at Client, Design Team and Progress meetings throughout the design and construction phases of projects

Input to pre-qualification and selection of contractors, respond to tender queries, comment and review tender returns

Attending tender / client interviews

Attending site inspection meetings

Ensuring the project work complies with the Project Management Plan and Programme

Understanding and implement AECOM’s Safety Health and Environment PolicyContribute to the electrical forum, sharing knowledge with the internal team



Work experience within a similar consultancy or other relevant business

Project experience within the healthcare, science and tertiary education sector

A strong technical understanding of electrical building services, including HTM 06-01 and other healthcare design standards

Willingness to travel to clients and sites across the South East of England and occasionally further afield

The ability to work accurately, independently and efficiently, and to take ownership of projects

Effective communication skills and be a team worker

Mentoring and support skills for the engineers and technicians in the team

Ability to communicate effectively in written reports and oral presentations

Chartered Engineer with CIBSE or IETA clear work history and proof of professional development and learning

Experience in project and client management within a defined fee budget and program, including managing team resources and interfacing with other disciplines

Experience of leading project teams (MEP and multi-disciplinary)Experience in identifying and winning new work


BEng or BSc for a relevant engineering course (MEng or MSc preferred)

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.

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10069266

Business Line: Building Engineering

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering