Senior/Principal Electrical Engineer – Battery Energy Storage Systems


Company Description

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.

Job Description

AECOM is recruiting for an energy storage focused Senior Engineer to join our UK Transmission and Distribution (T&D) department. Our T&D team delivers HV design for electrical power projects at transmission and distribution voltage levels. The focus of this role is renewables and energy storage, grid connections, and private networks at voltage levels normally between 11kV to 400kV. Typical projects include feasibility, optioneering, FEED, detailed design and design assurance on existing or new build renewable generation, including pumped storage hydro, PV and wind – typically with collocated Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS).

Our UK&I T&D team is spread across Aberdeen, Ashford, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Croydon, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London Aldgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, St Albans. If you are not located near a main office, we will consider a remote-working arrangement.

The work typically comes from:

  • Large projects and frameworks with renewable energy generation developers, mostly in UK and Ireland but also with some global projects.

  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED), design for planning, feasibility studies etc. of energy storage systems including associated grid connections, control and metering.

  • Internal AECOM clients delivering large renewable generation or private wire projects

  • In addition, to the engineering responsibilities, this role includes some support to bidding, project and quality management.


Minimum Requirements :

  • Previous experience with consultancy, contractor, equipment manufacturer or electrical utility in the energy sector. Suitable experience as FEED designer, detailed design or owner’s engineer role.

  • A good understanding of both renewable generation and energy storage technology in general and, in particular, battery storage technology of all types and chemistries.

  • Experience designing the HV grid connection, metering, control requirements etc. associated with battery storage installations, including BESS collocated with renewable energy generation.

  • Knowledge of grid connection requirements for renewable generation and energy storage, including G59, G99 etc.

  • Good understanding of electrical plant items and control systems such as transformers, cables, circuit breakers, HV Protection & Control.

  • Good team player with a client-focused mindset and customer facing skills.

  • Ability to work flexibly across multiple projects.

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Project management (incl. budget, time and quality).

  • Experience of multi-discipline engineering projects

  • Experience of design & site construction review.

  • The role is focused on energy storage, but knowledge of grid connection considerations will be advantageous.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Additional Information

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.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10072896

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

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