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AECOM Power Systems Engineer in Melbourne, Australia

Company Description

As the world's most trusted infrastructure consulting firm, we’re committed to managing our business with the upmost responsibility and to always strive for better – reducing emissions, creating social value or diversifying our senior leadership and workforce.

Our Energy team have a new opportunity for a Professional level Power Systems Engineer to join our ’Centre of Excellence’ Grid Connections team in Melbourne. As part of an agile team, you will primarily focus on developing and delivering grid connection projects and support the broader Energy business within Australia & New Zealand.

Our highly experience team of specialists are actively involved across both development and construction phase of the projects (grid-connected and off-grid) in the renewable energy sector, oil & gas, industrial and mining industries. As part of the team, you will be working on a variety of challenging grid connection projects with emerging technologies, including utility scale wind, solar, battery, pumped hydro and hybrid plants across the entire NEM (National Electricity Market) in Australia. This role offers a great opportunity to be a part of the fast-moving energy transformation.

Job Description

This is an exciting time for AECOM’s Energy business as the energy market, and Renewable Energy in particular, continues to grow. Grid connection is becoming a critical area where proponents (utility providers and private investors and developers) are seeking specialized grid connection and feasibility study services across various life cycles from siting to feasibility stage through to commissioning and on-going compliance monitoring during the operations phase.

You will be given the opportunity to further develop your career, supporting the growth priorities for our Energy business, through industry participation (committee positions, conference presentations etc.) and supporting our thought leadership initiatives.

Expected starting salaries from $80,000 TRP depending on experience.

As part of this opportunity, the Power Systems Engineer will:

  • Undertake grid interconnection and system planning studies for grid scale wind, solar, energy storage and hybrid generating systems and large loads such as mineral and process plants

  • Deliver concept design and grid due diligence for new connections

  • Support the business strategic growth priorities around ESG, sustainable legacies and energy transition.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduate qualifications in Electrical and/or Power Systems Engineering.

  • Working knwoledge of PSS/E, Power Factory and ETAP with a proven basic understanding of PSCAD.

  • Motivated and result-focused engineer with over 2 years of Electrical industry experience working in power systems related role ideally within an Engineering Design Consultancy, OEM or Utility Network Planning and Connections team.

  • Hands on capabilities with respect to commonly used power system analysis tools with a particular focus on PSS/E, PSCAD, Dig Silent Power Factory and ETAP.

  • Ability to analyze and solve complex engineering problems, possessing strong technical acumen to pioneer innovative and competitive technical solutions.

  • Basic understanding of grid connection process and performance standards for connecting new utility scale generators and loads.

  • Basic understanding of NER s5.2 and s5.3 technical requirements.

  • Basic understanding of AEMO’s Power Systems Modelling guidelines.

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing technical design documentation.

  • Exceptional levels of written and oral communication.

  • Basic understanding of control and protection principles of high voltage substation equipment, transmission lines, generators, transformers, reactive equipment, etc

  • Basic understanding of the commercial aspects of a business and possess the skills to provide professional advice to clients and stakeholders.

  • Support new pursuits and opportunities such as drafting proposal, expression of interest, cost/fee estimates etc.

  • Strive to complete all assigned tasks to an excellent standard while adhering to strict deadlines.

Skills Summary

  • Handling projects from feasibility studies to concepts and detailed designs.

  • Proficiency across relevant AS Standards, National Electricity Rules, NSP standards, technical rules and regulations with design and installation of Electrical infrastructure.

  • Developing engineering concepts for integrating solar, wind and battery energy storage.

  • Performing cable rating studies in CYMCAP.

  • Experienced with performing OE duties involving design review and site inspections.

  • Liaisoning, coordinating and communicating with key stakeholders including Clients, OEMs, NSPs and Contractors.

  • Supporting grid compliance testing activities as required by the project specifications, standards, codes and approved inspection and test plans (ITPs).

  • Ability to work in a team demonstrated by delivering major renewable energy projects with a multidiscipline team of engineers.

  • Well-developed communication skills oral and written - technical report writing and presentation skills.

Additional Information

What we Offer

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises AECOM as taking a sophisticated, holistic approach to supporting women and men’s participation throughout our workplace.

We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

  • Global employer with access to top specialists and leaders worldwide;

  • Work-from-home equipment packages and assistance;

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part time and job share options;

  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices;

  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging;

  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers;

  • Wellbeing benefits eg. Vaccinations, health insurance discounts;

  • Employee stock purchase plans;

  • Study assistance;

  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

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Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. 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.

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.

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.

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: J10075604

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering