Electrical Designer

Portland, Oregon
Mar 20, 2024
Apr 15, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description

AECOM has a position available for an Electrical Designer to support our growing Energy Business Line. 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 industrial facilities (mining, water treatment, Oil and Gas, Power Generation) 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.).

The successful candidate will have an understanding and experience in electrical design and technology principles. She/he will be expected to work successfully within a team environment and be able to communicate effectively with other project team members and customers. He/she will have a high level of initiative, motivation, and displays drive, energy and enthusiasm for getting things done with an excellent attention to detail.

The responsibilities of this role also include, but may not be limited to, the following:

Ability to take general direction and simple sketches from engineers to then develop design criteria and progress through all stages of design - feasibility through construction support.

Day to day design and preparation of electrical deliverables to achieve efficient facility design considering constructability, safety and cost

Equipment general arrangements, one lines, schematics, plans (grounding, lighting, cable tray, power, instrument), wiring diagrams, installation details etc.

Prepare bills of materials and quantity take offs

Employ a variety of data sources to build project model environment including but not limited to laser scan, vendor files, existing base surfaces from LiDAR, survey points and contours.

Detailed understanding of coordinate systems and the ability to transform data from one system to another.

Data management (e.g. vendor data, client data) through the project life cycle.

Meeting with clients for project kickoff, ongoing design review, and project close out.

Works under limited supervision.

Performs both routine and non-routine, complex design assignments that require judgment in resolving issues or making recommendations.

Maintain open communication with project team (including remote staff) regarding workload planning, task estimating and budgeting

Creating, updating, and implementing group specific standards

Contributes to a complete and integrated set of digital project content which includes but not limited to identification of discipline and vendor interfaces, clashes, etc. by working co-operatively with team members to resolve issues

Assist with preparation of project specification and contract documents

Ability to check and verify work prepared by peer/group

Applies strong knowledge of industry standards, guides, specifications, and procedures specific to working in with US electrical and instrument infrastructure and networks at industrial facilities

Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of design work

Collaborate effectively with US and international design staff to create quality deliverables

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.

Minimum Requirements:

BA/BS + 4 years of relevant industrial experience or AA/AS + 6 years of relevant industrial experience

High level design and CAD skills and technical competency in the field of electrical engineering

Physical design experience on complex multi-disciplinary projects

Demonstrated experience in AutoCAD 3D modeling environments

Able to participate in field walks and create field sketches, take dimensions, climb ladders, etc. as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

Adaptability and fervent curiosity in learning new software and applications

Experience creating drawings (e.g. power plans, wiring schematics) with limited direction from engineering team

Experience utilizing and integrating data sets into 3D model (e.g. laser scans, LiDAR, etc.)

Experience in CadWorx, Revit, ReCap

Experience working in collaborative model environments (e.g. Navisworks)

Experience in the management of Common Data Environments including ProjectWise, BIM 360

Experience with field walk downs

2+ yrs experience as project technical electrical design lead

Strong experience leveraging laser scan or other data sets to inform design development

Knowledge of typical stakeholders and be able to anticipate data requests and expectations

Understanding of vendor documentation and it's use as a reference for assigned tasks

Demonstrated experience in participating complex, multi-discipline programs/projects and CAD teams

Comprehensive knowledge of industry (incl safety) standards (e.g. NEC/NFPA 70, OSHA 1910)