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AECOM Mid-level Electrical Engineer - Rail/Transit Projects in San Jose, 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 in search of a dynamic Mid-level Electrical Engineer to be a part of our innovative Rail and Transit team in Oakland, CA; San Jose, CA; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Orange, CA; or Ontario, CA.


This position offers an exciting opportunity to develop advanced electrical designs for industrial and commercial power systems under the guidance of our Senior Engineer. As part of a multidisciplinary team comprised of Engineers and Specialists from various disciplines (including Systems Engineering, Signals, Data Communications, and Project Controls), you'll work alongside Project Managers, Systems Engineers, Signals Engineers, Analysts, and Coordinators to deliver exceptional outcomes.


  • Spearhead the development of design drawings and documents, technical specifications, cost estimates, proposals, calculations, and studies related to industrial and commercial power systems.

  • Ensure all design components align with the pertinent industry codes and standards, as well as client expectations.

  • Oversee and mentor drafters/designers and junior engineers in creating designs for distribution power systems, including but not limited to One-line diagrams, elementary and wiring diagrams, communications, conduit, and cable sizing/routing, and physical layouts, as well as in the selection of MV/LV electrical equipment.

  • Lead the problem-solving process on design and engineering issues, implementing innovative and effective solutions.

  • Engage clients professionally, discussing technical topics and resolving any discrepancies between customer expectations and technical issues.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and the ability to handle tight schedules, control project budgets, and inspire junior staff.

  • Actively participate in project planning, risk management, and performance optimization.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.



  • BA/BS + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education


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

  • Status as an Engineer in Training.

  • Preference is given to Professional Engineers registered in California.

  • At least 4+ years of experience in industrial or commercial power systems design or a related engineering field.

  • Demonstrated success in multi-disciplinary teams and across varied business units.

  • Exposure to different Phases of the Engineering Design Life.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio.

  • Exceptional skills in AutoCAD.

  • Strong proficiency with power system analysis tools such as SKM and ETAP, and the ability to conduct comprehensive power system studies.

  • Willingness to travel domestically or internationally to cater to proposal, project, and client needs.

  • In-depth understanding of NFPA 70.

  • We're looking forward to meeting engineering professionals with a dedication to their field and an eagerness to continually develop their skills. At AECOM, we're driven to help design a better world.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is available.

  • Travel is 25% 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 $87,778.70 - $162,390.59

  • 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.

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

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: J10092965

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid