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AECOM Principal Power Systems Engineer in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Job Summary

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.

Here, you will have the freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

AECOM has an immediate opening for an experienced power system studies engineer to join our team of highly qualified engineers and consultants at our Manchester offices but other locations will also be considered.

AECOM has a Freedom to Grow policy that celebrates flexible working; if you are interested in joining us, we should be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you.

In this position, you will be a lead of electrical modelling and studies delivery. You will perform a wide range of power system studies and modelling in the areas of power flow, short circuit, transient stability, electromagnetic transients simulation for transmission, distribution and industrial networks. You will also mentor the junior engineer to enable them to perform the system studies task. You will be involved renewable projects such as wind farms, solar farms and industrial projects such as an offshore/onshore networks for process industries or data centres around the globe.

You will be responsible for full life cycle of system studies projects. Typical responsibilities will include, but not limited to, scoping the work for competitive proposals, performing power system studies using RMS and EMT softwares, reviewing and preparing comprehensive study reports and taking part in meeting with clients/stakeholders to discuss or propose findings/solutions.

  • Strong understanding of power system control, stability and operational aspects within renewable generation and other power electronics technologies such as battery storage

  • Solid and specific work experience in the power system studies area

  • Experience in static, dynamic and power quality modelling and studies

  • Professional use of computer tools for EMT and RMS such as PSS/E, DiGSILENT, PSCAD, EMTP-RV, ATP/EMTP, ETAP etc

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively explain and discuss findings/solutions with customers

  • Self-motivated and able to collaborate with a group of technical and non-technical clients

  • Verbal and written communication skills in English.

Minimum Requirements

  • Technical expert in power system studies with RMS and EMT software tools

  • Experience of leading a small team of studies engineers

  • Good command in automation tools such as python

  • Willing to learn and explore the unknown in relation to power systems with open mindset

  • Power electronic converters applied to non-conventional power generation systems

  • Able to understand and interpret electricity Rules and Codes from different countries in correct manner

  • Proactive with a good market understanding

  • Understanding of project management and commercials related to power system studies

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in in MATLAB/Simulink

  • Experience in model development

  • Experienced in project execution in a matrix organization

  • Experience in Reliability, Availability and Maintainability of the transmission and distribution systems and use of RAM software

  • Experience in control interaction type studies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s/ Masters/ or PhD in Electrical Engineering with interest in power systems.

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit 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 using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

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. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257519BR

Additional Locations UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow Citypoint, UK - Leeds

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.