Lead Electrical Engineer

Oakland, California
Apr 17, 2024
May 01, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description

AECOM has a position opening for a Lead Electrical 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 and client facing background.

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.). As an engineering lead, we are looking for a strong candidate 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 leadership 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 the electrical engineering design work on assigned projects

Provide leadership for the other electrical engineers in our Power team

Working with Project Engineers and Project Managers on developing workload forecasts, design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities

Functioning as the "Engineer of Record" on projects

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

Providing technical support for business development activities such as developing proposals

One line and three-line diagrams

Conducting arc-flash hazard calculations to determine arc-flash boundaries and required PPE

Protective relay and metering one line / three-line 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

Supporting projects during construction, start-up, and commissioning

Grounding Analysis and Design

Reviewing engineering work performed by peers

Attending client meetings

Client and site field visits

Level specific responsibilities:

Serves as lead engineer / engineer of record on mid- to large size projects and programs

Provide senior management with project updates / team development issues as needed

Supervisory responsibilities for engineering staff

Provides technical expertise for studies and design efforts.

Presents complex technical solutions to clients.

Performs quality control reviews of work developed by others.

Participates in development of technical proposals.

Provides estimates for the engineering budget and schedule


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