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AECOM Senior/Principal Protection and Control Engineer P&C (UK wide) in Manchester, 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.


You can be based in any of our UK&I T&D locations spread across Aberdeen, Ashford, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Croydon, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London Aldgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, St Albans. If you are not located near a main office, we will consider a remote-working arrangement.

The Role

AECOM is recruiting for a Principal Protection & Control Engineer to join our growing Electricity Transmission & Distribution team. The focus of the team is large-scale HV grid infrastructure, grid connections, and private networks, particularly in projects where renewable energy, resilience, energy efficiency, and carbon reduction can support global efforts to combat climate change.  The team delivers management, design and supervision of electrical power projects at transmission and distribution voltages ranging from 132kV to 400kV.

The role requires P&C engineering knowledge and skills, with proven experience in the design and specification (including calculation of settings) of equipment used in electrical networks and renewable generation. 

The ideal candidate will have strong experience in working with transmission voltages 275kV/400kV and will probably have a consulting, utility, renewable generation or OEM background.

The work typically comes from:

  • Large projects and frameworks with transmission network operators mostly in UK and Ireland but also in Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

  • Client and owners engineer role on construction of HV infrastructure

  • Connections of renewable generation and hyperscale data centres

  • Internal AECOM clients delivering large industrial and electrification projects


Required/Essential Skills & Experience 

  • Previous experience with consultancy, contractor or transmission utility in the energy sector.

  • Extensive experience in P&C FEED or detailed design of high voltage installations (132kV to 400kV)

  • Experience designing the HV infrastructure across the full project lifecycle from feasibility to detailed design.

  • Good team player and have a client-focused mindset customer facing skills.

  • Ability to work flexibly across multiple projects.

Technical Aspects

  • Project Development/Pre-construction: Development of optimum cable routes considering length, thermal conditions, land use. Development of specifications with technology specific specialists and external project partners. Tender evaluations. Technical assessment and Design Assurance Design input to consenting team, converter, civil, marine. Participate in design meetings.

  • Tender: Tender specification development. Design assurance of tender return documentation. Design assurance during tender evaluation. Supplier meetings.

  • Construction: Design Assurance - Reviewing supplier technical designs. Manufacturing assurance audits that manufacturing is following technical design, attending FAT. Commissioning support - Fault resolution support

Desirable Skills & Experience 

  • Project management (incl. budget, time and quality).

  • Client facing experience

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree in Electrical Engineering.

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.

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: J10072685

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering