AECOM Solar Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia
United States of America - Colorado, Denver
AECOM has openings available for Solar Engineers to support our growing Energy Business Line. For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to work remotely and/or be located at a variety of Energy offices located in multiple locations across the United States . Our team provides a wide range of electrical engineering services across markets sectors including transmission (substations, OH/UG transmission systems, generator interconnections, interconnection strategy), power distribution (OH/UG power systems, substations, EV charging networks, microgrid design, etc.), renewables (Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Wind), and next generation energy (hydrogen, fuel cells, electrolyzers, etc.). We are looking for an up-and-coming leaders with a solar PV design and power engineering background to promote our skills to new clients and maintain our existing client base. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in solar engineering coupled with experience leading tasks on projects.
The successful candidate is expected to be a detail orientated, experienced engineer who can make decisions independently under the guidance of senior staff. The focus of the experience must be in the power industry associated with solar engineering and design and their interconnection and distribution systems. Experience with battery energy storage and/or wind power is a plus. It is an excellent career opportunity for an engineer with a strong technical background and looking to grow into an engineering leadership role.
The responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:
Responsible for the solar PV electrical engineering design work on assigned projects under the guidance of senior staff
Under guidance of Lead Engineer, working with Project Engineer and Project Manager on developing design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities
Solar PV system design including array layouts, DC string sizing, equipment layouts, and utility interconnections for rooftop, carport, and ground mount (fixed tilt and single-axis tracking) systems
Solar PV system energy production modelling
Developing solar construction and equipment specifications
Engineering calculations (NEC maximum system voltage, conductor sizing, overcurrent protection sizing, utility disconnect requirements, voltage drop, and conduit sizing)
Solar PV system One line and three-line diagrams
Bill of Materials
PV system cost estimation and payback evaluations
Cable and Conduit Schedules
DC and low to medium voltage power distribution design
Supporting projects through complete life cycle including the feasibility phase, preliminary and detailed design, issue-for-bid, construction, start-up, and commissioning
Participating in and presenting engineering work at client meetings
Level specific responsibilities :
Performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer.
Gathers and correlates basic engineering data using established and well-defined procedures.
Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and relatively simple tests.
Proposes approach to solve new problems encountered.
Identifies discrepancies in results.
Provides guidance to entry level engineers.
Performs work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule with little supervision.
Assists in development of technical proposals.
Assists with estimates for the engineering budget and schedule
At AECOM, 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. We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.
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AECOM’s Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. Our understanding of the big picture – and the interconnection between generation, distribution, storage, and behind the meter services – allows us to deliver holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global framework to bring together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers who advance cleaner, secure, and more sustainable energy solutions.
BA/BS (Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering preferred) and 4+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
Occasional travel within the United States will be required
A pre-employment motor vehicle driving record verification will be conducted
4+ Years of experience as an Electrical Engineer associated with the design of commercial and utility-scale solar PV systems is desired
EIT or PE license in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred
Highly Proficient in AutoCAD, PVsyst, and Microsoft Excel desired
Experience with other software in the industry such as NREL SAM, ForgeSolar, and Helioscope
Battery Energy Store System and/or other renewables experience
MV AC Collection System Design Experience
Strong familiarity with the NEC, as well as related codes such as IBC and NFPA 855
Familiarity with utility practices, industry codes and standards (NESC, IEEE, PIP etc.).
Strong written and verbal skills with an ability to lead engineering tasks
Experience on full EPC, Design/Build projects from start to finish.
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 - Electrical / Electronic
Business Line Power
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 251344BR
Additional Locations US - Boston, MA - 84 State Street, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - New Orleans, LA - 1000 S. Jefferson Davis Blvd, US - Washington, DC - 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
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.