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AECOM Senior or Principal Engineer – HVDC Power Systems Engineering (UK wide in Plymouth, United Kingdom

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.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Senior or Principal HVDC Engineer (dependant on experience) to join our Power Systems Engineering team in the UK and Ireland Transmission and Distribution department.


You can be based in any of our locations in the UK and Ireland which includes Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Aldgate, Manchester, Newcastle, and St Albans. For the right candidate we will consider remote and hybrid-working arrangements.

Role Description:

The primary objective of this role is to support the development and delivery of HVDC and FACTS activities. You will be expected to provide technical expertise into ongoing projects, bids and proposals and to represent the company at client meetings as appropriate.

Typical HVDC and FACTS projects span across the entire spectrum of construction and operation including:

  • Early-stage feasibility studies

  • Optioneering Studies

  • Specification preparation

  • Technical Bid Review

  • Design Assurance

  • Design Review

  • Site and FAT visits

  • OEM Support Services

  • Site pre commissioning and commissioning oversight supervision

  • Technical and other Due Diligence including commercial, financial, risk, H&S etc.

  • Technical expert services

  • Some original design may also be involved.

You will support and develop the HVDC and FACTS team and may have line management responsibility for staff.


Minimum Requirements :

  • Extensive relevant experience on HVDC projects. Ideally seven to fifteen years of relevant experience.

  • Professionally qualified in Electrical Engineering (CEng or working towards)

  • Demonstrate a significant knowledge of HVDC technology along with a grounding in general power systems engineering

  • Coordinate across project disciplines, external subcontractors and remote offices such that technical risks are identified and mitigated, and all statutory and regulatory requirements are met

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; experienced in creating and presenting technical reports; and responding to clients’ technical questions

  • Ability to understand and communicate customer requirements, lead technical discussions with customers and develop client relationships

  • Understanding of Systems Engineering principles and requirements management

  • Understanding of functional characteristics of power systems and interactions between AC and HVDC systems

  • Able to work to deadlines under pressure whilst maintaining the safety, quality and engineering integrity of the solution

  • Prepared take part in working groups such as CIGRE, IET and other professional bodies

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of HVDC scheme design and system studies.

Additional Information

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: J10073689

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering