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AECOM Electrical Engineer - Water, Wastewater Facilities in Thornhill, Ontario

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM Buildings and Places is currently seeking an Electrical Enginee r - Water and Wastewater Facilities to join our team. This position will be based out of Markham, ON.

The Buildings and Places Group is a vibrant and growing business line which delivers Engineering, architectural and project management services as well as planning and economic analysis for vertical construction projects. Project assignments may include, although not limited to, commercial, institutional, healthcare, pharmaceutical, water / waste water and transit facilities.

Major Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing various types of technical memos and reports including schematic/preliminary design, design development, building assessment, and design build/assist scope of work documents

  • Preparing electrical drawings and specification

  • Implement design tasks through the preparation and production of engineering drawings with the scope to cover LV (600V) and MV (up to 44kV) power distribution and system protection, 5kV and 600V MCC design including application of VFD, solid state and DOL starters, processing mechanical equipment control schematics including I/O signals to PLC/SCADA system, electrical services within classified hazardous areas, building electrical life safety services including emergency lighting and fire alarm, building electrical general services including general power, control of lighting and provisions of security access and CCTV surveillance systems.

  • Providing technical and administrative support through all phases of the projects

  • Conduct necessary research to gather industry, field, and project specific data

  • Ensuring design documents conform with all applicable codes and CSA/NFPA standards;

  • Working with prime consultants, engineering consultants, and contractors; responding to technical queries

  • Construction administration responsibilities:

  • Attending site meetings and site reviews complete with reports

  • Shop drawing reviews

  • RFI responses, SI and CCN preparations.

  • Contractor`s change quotation reviews

  • Progress billing reviews

  • Fire alarm verification report reviews

  • Witness FAT and SAT

  • Able to work to tight schedules, control project budgets and motivate staff to do the same

  • Sound judgment supported by excellent technical, analytical and problem-solving skills


Minimum Requirements:

To be considered for this position, candidates must possess no less than:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering + a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in the engineering consulting industry, preferably in an industrial engineering group. Demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education may be considered.

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario

Preferred Requirements:

  • Familiarity with OESC,OBC, CSA, IEEE, NFPA, and other industry codes and standards

  • Experience in leading electrical designers and drafters

  • Experience in leading electrical project team designing electrical LV and MV power distribution systems including MCCs and motor control schematics

  • Knowledge and experience with Electrical load calculations and system studies with power analysis tools such as SKM and/or ETAP

  • Proficient in the use of computers for making engineering calculations, spreadsheets, and report writing

  • Familiarity with providing guidance and support for others within a department

  • Analytical, technical and problem-solving skills and abilities

  • Ability to communicate, coordinate, and work well with others both internally and externally

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and commitment to technical excellence and quality

  • Self-motivated and proactive

  • Analytical, resourceful and detailed oriented

  • A good team player and decision maker.

  • Valid driver's license

  • Engineering knowledges and experiences with specialty low voltage systems rough-ins (i.e. tele-communication distribution, etc.) are desirable

  • Additional certifications such as PMP, LEED, LC, CEM, RCDD etc. are a bonus

  • Experience with addressing of value engineering approaches

  • Experience with IES energy modeling tool is desirable

  • Some Project Management experience and training desired.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship for Canadian employment authorization is not available for this position.

  • Offered rate of compensation in will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $77,000 - $120,000.00


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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

ReqID: J10103073

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid