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AECOM Rail Electrification Lead in Madrid, Spain

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

About Enterprise Capabilities

Enterprise Capabilities is a service-led organization within AECOM enabling access to a global talent pool. With offices in India, China, Spain, Poland, Romania and the Philippines, our teams of technical professionals provide around the clock project support helping AECOM teams around the world to deliver faster, smarter and better. EC supports AECOM’s ability to work as one global team by standardizing design processes, deploying collaboration technologies, and utilizing a connected network of technical expertise. By joining EC, you have the unique opportunity to work on AECOM’s monumental projects located around the world, contributing to our mission of delivering a better world.Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Job Description

We are currently recruiting a Railway Electrification Lead for Europe GDC, with proven and solid experience in the international market. This unique and exciting position offers the opportunity to work in a developing practice with great growth opportunities, working in collaboration with other multiple AECOM offices and Global Design Centres, as part of the Enterprise Capabilities vision for Rail. The Rail System team will provide assessment, concept, feasibility, preliminary and detailed designs on a wide range of Rail and Transit Projects, throughout the USA, Australia, Canada or the Middle East among other regions. You may have the opportunity to work on some of the most iconic Transportation projects being part of a diverse and multicultural team. This is a key role within the Europe Global Delivery Center (Poland/Spain) and will report to the Rail Systems Engineering Manager within Europe GDC.

The responsibilities of this role include:

Leads a Railway Electrification team across different locations.

Makes day-to-day decisions for a technical team, integrating resources from different EC offices (Poland, Spain, India…).

Participates in strategic planning efforts to expand the rail electrification team, with a special focus on growing technical excellence.

Coordinates and provides technical expertise for mid-large size OLE/OHLE/OCS projects.

Performs quality control reviews and checks/verifies work developed by others.

Provides estimates/quantity take-offs for the engineering cost and schedule build-up to meet requirements on large, complex projects.

Trains, mentors and evaluates less experienced staff (within the Europe GDC or other Delivery Centres).



Proven track record of working on rail electrification design (+12 years).

OLE design experience in the UK for Network Rail.

Detailed knowledge of different electrification systems, such as 25kV AC, 1500V DC, for rail & transit

Experience as OLE project design manager and/or OLE design team leader.

Appreciate Earthing and Bonding complexity and the Interaction of OLE/OHLE/OCS with other disciplines in a rail environment such as Signalling, Track & Civil, Geotech, Structures, CSR, and Traction Power.

Understand traction power and the intimate relationship between traction power and OLE/OHLE/OCS.

Have BIM / Digital Engineering techniques design experience.

Experience with relevant international regulations and standards, especially European and Network Rail standards.


Experience as CRE/CEM (Network Rail) will be considered favourably.

Design experience in Traction Power (TPS) will be considered favourably.

Have a proactive approach to bringing innovation into the industry will be considered favourably.


Bachelor or Master degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical or Railways).

US (P.E), Australian (RPEng), Canadian (P. Eng) or UK (CEng) Professional/Chartered Engineer license will be considered favourably.

Additional Information



AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10096836

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Enterprise Capabilities

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid