AECOM Substation Protection & Control Engineer in Los Angeles, California
United States of America - Colorado, Denver
AECOM has an opening for a Senior Electrical Protection and Control Engineer to support our growing Energy Business Line. This position has the possibility of being located at a variety of Energy offices in multiple locations across the United States.
At AECOM, 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.
We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.
We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020
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Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019
Our team provides a wide range of electrical engineering services across the transmission (substations, OH/UG transmission systems, generator interconnections, interconnection strategy), power distribution (OH/UG power systems, substations, EV charging networks, microgrid design, etc.), and renewable energy sectors (Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Wind). We are looking for a strong leader with a power engineering background to promote our skills to new clients and maintain our existing client base. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in electrical power engineering coupled with project management and leadership experience.
The successful candidate is expected to be a detail orientated yet efficient, experienced engineer who can make decisions independently. Along with your technical excellence, you will also be expected to provide leadership for the other electrical engineers in our Power group. The focus of the experience has to be in the power industry associated with electrical engineering and design of HV transmission systems, HV and MV substations, and MV distribution systems. Experience with California utilities a plus.
It is an excellent career opportunity for an engineer with a strong technical background and looking to grow into an engineering management role. This role offers a competitive salary, benefits and relocation assistance where and when applicable.
Responsible for approval of electrical engineering design work on assigned projects
Working with Project Engineer and Project Manager on developing design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities
Keeping senior management up to date on group progress, issues, and opportunities
Protective relay and metering one line / three-line diagrams
Performing Power system studies (load flow, short circuit, protective coordination, arc flash analysis)
Developing protective relay settings and calculations
Performing coordination studies to determine relay setpoints and create configuration files using AcSELerator and EnerVista software tools.
Experience with distance relays, line differential relays, transformer differential relays, bus differential relays, breaker failure relays, arc-flash detection relays, feeder protection relays, motor protection relays, generator interconnection relays, and reverse power relays.
Designing main-tie-main transfer scheme logic for medium-voltage and low-voltage switchgear, and prepared transfer scheme operation narratives.
Field experience including witnessing testing of switchgear, and commissioning protective relays by troubleshooting and resolving deficiencies.
Performing CT saturation calculations to verify CT accuracy class.
Conducting arc-flash hazard calculations to determine arc-flash boundaries and required PPE. Provided recommendations to reduce incident energy levels.
Developing control system layouts
Equipment layouts and sectional views
Bill of Materials
DC power distribution design
Complying with hazardous area classification codes and standards
Developing construction and equipment specifications
Supporting projects during construction, start-up, and commissioning
Grounding Analysis and Design
Managing and reviewing engineering work performed by peers
Attending client meetings
Level specific responsibilities:
Serves as lead engineer 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 for studies and design efforts.
Presents 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 to meet requirements on large projects.
BA/BS (Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering preferred) plus 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Willingness to travel occasionally
10+ Years of Power Industry experience as an Electrical Engineer associated with the design of HV transmission systems, HV and MV Substations, and MV distribution systems.
Professional Engineer (P.E.) license inthe Western United States with the ability to obtain it in other states.
Power systems analysis software experience (ASPEN OneLiner, ETAP, SKM Power Tools, AcSELerator, EnerVista, etc.)
Strong familiarity with industry codes and standards (NEC, NESC, IEEE, etc).
Strong written and verbal skills with an ability to lead engineering meetings.
Ability to take the lead and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Experience on full EPC, Design/Build projects from start to finish.
AutoCAD/Microstation Design-Drafting Experience.
Plant Startup and Commissioning Field Experience
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 Power & Industrial
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 241167BR
Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave
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.