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AECOM 2024 Graduate Electrical Engineer (Transmission & Distribution) in Wellington, New Zealand

Company Description

We all leave a legacy. What will yours be?

We are a team of over 56,000 specialists working across 7 continents to deliver some of the world’s most influential and transformational infrastructure projects.

Along with our clients and partners, we have one goal: to leave a positive, lasting impact on people and our planet. We’re driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world .

At AECOM you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity 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. You will be encouraged to bring your unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients, whilst being supported to develop your professional and technical skills.

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.

Our clients count on us to think without limits, partnering with them on projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, public realm, energy and the environment, with a purpose to build legacies for generations to come. Graduates – with their fresh thinking and passion for reimagining what’s possible – are critical to our success.

Job Description

As an Electrical Engineer within our highly successful Transmission & Distribution team, you will be involved in both the primary and secondary design of substation projects throughout Australia and Aotearoa (ANZ). When you transition to a Professional level role, you can decide where your interests lie and what opportunities you want to pursue.

You will be working in a supportive experienced team with a wide range of high calibre clients on the preparation of substation electrical drawings and studies such as grounding, lightning protection, and power systems analysis. Each day will provide new opportunities and challenges, and overall, you can expect to:

  • Concept and Detailed Design of substation primary and secondary systems for NZ and Australian clients

  • Site visits, inspections and testing as required (eg. soil resistivity testing)

  • Writing design reports and specifications

  • Providing construction support during the build phase

  • Working across multiple design disciplines to help deliver multi-disciplinary projects

  • Helping compile budget estimates and pricing schedules

  • Providing deliverables by project time, quality, and cost objectives


Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - final year or you have completed your studies within the previous two-year period

Interest in power systems engineering, as well as papers in power systems, would be an advantage

Please note that you need to submit your resume, a cover letter and the latest copy of your academic transcript (please submit all as one document) .

Role start date is 19 Feb 2024

Additional Information

Our Graduate Program

Our Growing Professional Skills (GPS) graduate program is designed to help you bridge the gap between formal education and the workplace. The program is spread across two years, drawing on a range of personal development activities, exposure to other graduates and business leaders, and a range of topics designed to grow your business and professional skills.

Along with local site visits, technical seminars, mentoring, and internal and external training, AECOM connects you with leading local and global networks that help you learn, grow, and develop.

As an added incentive, your involvement in the GPS program is fully endorsed for those seeking Professional accreditation. If you decide to do additional studies, we will help you examine your options and identify areas of specialisation to support you in your career.

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: REF14418X

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site