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Job Information

AECOM Senior/Principal Grid Connection Engineer in Sydney, Australia

Australia - New South Wales, Sydney - AU

Job Summary

At AECOM we are passionate about the future and this role presents an opportunity to help achieve transformational outcomes for our clients, working with global experts to address the complex grid connection challenges to transition our region towards a higher penetration of renewable energy generation.

AECOM’s market-leading Renewables, Generation & Advisory team is looking for a driven electrical engineer who is active in the energy sector and passionate about technical excellence.

We work closely with utilities, investors, regulators, new entrants, and developers on their energy projects. You will be instrumental in growing the grid connection practice in Sydney and leading various pursuits and opportunities whilst delivering timely advice to our clients throughout Australia to achieve their goals.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be actively involved in an innovative and highly motivated team of energy professionals currently delivering industrial, landmark utility-scale solar, wind, and energy storage projects throughout Australia and internationally. The team is currently delivering on a range of projects including design, Owner’s Engineer, and project management roles as well as front-end work such as site identification and evaluation, feasibility studies, concept design, and grid connection studies associated with future generation and storage projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Engineering consulting experience, preferably in the renewable energy sector and high voltage substation design

  • Proven understanding of transmission and distribution network planning including customer connection process and associated guidelines and requirements for connecting utility-scale new generators and loads

  • Proven experience in the preparation of technical specifications and contract administration of grid-related schedules.

  • Hands-on experience delivering projects from the concept planning through to commissioning and grid compliance monitoring phase

  • Exceptional levels of written and oral communication

  • PSSE and PSCAD modelling experience of renewable developments would be ideal.

  • Knowledge of the major power generation technologies and the major equipment OEMs and plant suppliers

  • Familiarity with power station concepts, layout, and ancillary systems

Preferred Qualifications

Hold a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Power

Business Line Power

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 253489BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.