Electrical Substation Engineer

Dallas, Texas
Apr 17, 2024
May 01, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description

AECOM has a position opening for an Electrical Substation Engineer 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.

This is an excellent career opportunity for an engineering with a strong technical background and looking to grow into a project leadership role.

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, RNG, etc.). We are looking for a strong leader with a power engineering background to promote our skills to new clients and maintain our existing client base. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in electrical power engineering coupled with leadership experience.

The successful candidate is expected to be a detail orientated, experienced engineer who can make decisions independently. Along with your technical excellence, you will also be expected to provide mentorship for the other electrical engineers in our Power group. The focus of the experience must be in the power industry associated with electrical engineering and design of HV and MV substations, HV transmission systems, and MV distribution systems.

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

Responsible for supporting the electrical engineering design work on assigned projects under the guidance of senior staff.

Support the development of the following, under the direction of the Lead Electrical Engineer:

Substation and switching station physical design, including air-insulated substations (AIS) and gas-insulated substations (GIS)

Substation general arrangement drawings, elevations, and sections

Plan drawings such as grounding plans, raceway plans, cable tray plans etc.

One-line and three-line diagrams

Protective relay and metering diagrams

AC/DC schematics

Panel Layouts

Equipment layouts and sectional views

Connection Diagrams

Bill of Materials

Cable Schedules

DC power distribution design

Developing construction and equipment specifications

Electrical Lists - Cable and Conduit Schedules, Load List, Equipment List

Calculations - Grounding analysis and design, Cable sizing, conduit sizing, transformer sizing, battery sizing, lightning protection, bus bracing

Power system studies (load flow, short circuit, protective coordination, arc flash analysis)

Basis of design documents

Work with senior staff in the development of design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities

Supporting projects during construction, start-up, and commissioning

Reviewing engineering work performed by peers

Occasional travel to client or project sites

Participate in field walks and create field sketches, take dimensions, climb ladders, etc. as necessary

Level specific responsibilities:

Performs limited portions of a broader assignment of a senior engineer.

Coordinates work with the electrical design team and other disciplines to develop and complete assigned tasks.

Gathers and correlates basic engineering and design 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.


AECOM's Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to energy engineering, energy 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 the demand side of the meter - 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.