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AECOM Electrical Engineering for Transit/Rail Projects - 2+ Years of Experience in Oakland, California

Company 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 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.

Job Description

AECOM is looking for a mid-level Electrical Engineer to join our Rail and Transit team at our Oakland, CA Office.


The candidate will be responsible for producing electrical and traction power construction documents for transit system and facilities such as BART and Caltrain. Under a Senior Engineer’s supervision, you will work collaboratively with a team of Engineers and Specialists across rail systems disciplines (systems engineering, signals, electrification systems, and project Controls), project managers, systems engineers, signals engineers, analysts, and coordinators.


  • The primary role of this position is to prepare design drawings and documents, technical specifications, cost estimates, proposals, calculations, and studies associated with traction power and facilities for electrified railways AC and DC system, as well as other transportation-related projects

  • Ensure all design elements are compliant with the relevant rail operation rules, all applicable industry codes and standards, and client expectations

  • Prepare and guide drafters/designers and junior engineers in creating one-line diagrams, elementary and wiring diagrams, communications, conduit and cable sizing/routing drawings, substation physical layouts, and selection of MV/LV electrical equipment

  • Interact with clients to discuss technical topics in a clear and professional manner

  • Facilitate resolution of customer expectations versus technical issues

  • Work with tight schedules, be flexible, control project budgets, and motivate junior staff

  • Other duties as assigned/required.



  • BA/BS + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited education program

  • Engineer-in Training (EIT) certified

  • Proven ability to work successfully in multi-disciplinary teams and across different business units

  • Experience in different Phases of the Engineering Design Life

  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio-Strong AutoCAD skills

  • Ability to use power system analysis tools such as SKM and ETAP

  • Able to travel domestically or internationally to support proposals, projects and Client’s needs

  • Strong knowledge of NFPA 70 ​​​​​

Additional Information

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

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Travel may be required for this position.

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $76,329.3 - $141,209.21

  • 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.

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: REF13528G

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid