Senior Design Engineer

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Senior Design Engineer for a project with a large utility client in California focused on undergrounding of overhead powerlines. This role will be responsible for engineering and design of individual powerline sections, especially to leverage PLS-CADD application in all aspects of civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical disciplines. The program is adhering to aggressive timelines, supporting achieving undergrounding mileage targets, managing teams, and tracking interdisciplinary coordination to support overall delivery.

The successful candidate will have:

Strong working knowledge of utilities’ transmission and distribution (T&D) in California
Strong working knowledge of design of T&D systems, related standards and best practices
Strong working knowledge of the concepts of quality control and quality assurance
Strong interpersonal, organizational, creating problem-solving, collaboration and leadership skills
Experience working with a multi-disciplinary and diverse team of professionals
Experience in engineering large, complex projects in multiple locations
Ability to apply acquired expertise and knowledge to solve business challenges
Experience successfully coaching peers and team members

Duties of the position include:

Conduct design of overhead distribution lines, in order to install, remove, or enhance the distribution poles and overhead circuits for regular and complex conditions.
Communicate all aspects of designs and calculations to the client, other design teams, and Program Management Office (PMO) team.
Use PLS-CADD software to create 3-D models of power lines, conduct all civil, mechanical, and electrical calculations and create drawings for existing and new poles and powerlines.
Conduct detailed quality control review of powerline designs and civil/mechanical/electrical calculations conducted by other designers and engineers, create clear list of errors, communicate errors and issues with designers, and follow up until comments incorporated and issues resolved.
Technically leads engineering, and client satisfaction areas using consistent processes and tools.
May include management of small teams across business lines, in remote locations and/or management of subcontractors.
Manages projects on a local to regional basis achieving quality outcomes, financial performance, and client satisfaction.
Successfully develops technical strategy and execution plan to conduct duties.
Experience working and collaborating with a multi-disciplinary project team.

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.


Minimum Requirements:

BS in Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from accredited college or university.
Expertise in PLS-CADD software, with at least 6 years of experience in modeling transmission and distribution lines using this software.
6+ years of relevant experience, including both engineering and management aspects of projects related to distribution and/or transmission circuits.
Experienced with the application of ANSI Standards and NESC rules for overhead and underground electric supply and communications lines.
Demonstrated experience delivering complex projects and/or programs with high quality on schedule and within scope and budget.

Preferred Qualifications:

State of California registered Structural Professional Engineer (P.E.)
10+ years of relevant experience
Project and client management experience including management of multiple projects of significant scope and complexity
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Experience with regional and national utilities, independent system operators (ISOs) and regulatory agencies.
Working knowledge of GO95 and GO128 standards.
Working knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, codes, ordinances, regulations and policies pertaining to power infrastructure operation and DOT (Caltrans) standards is desirable.
Able to participate in field walks and create field sketches, take dimensions, etc. as necessary.

Additional Information

Relocation assistance is not available for this role.
Sponsorship is available for this role.
Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $92,869.86- $150,000.00 annually exempt.
AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.
As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a drug screening.

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.

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