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Principal Engineer - Electrical HV & Traction

AECOM Posted: 11/01/2022
Location: Sydney, Australia Type:  Full Time
Disciplines:  Electrical/Electronic Engineering
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Job Summary
Due to a strong pipeline of work, AECOM is expanding its dynamic and market leading rail team in Sydney. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Principal Electrical Engineer to provide specialist technical delivery to our clients. This is a fantastic opportunity to be actively involved in an innovative and highly motivated team of professionals and be instrumental in delivering landmark projects within NSW and across Australia.
In this role, you will be responsible for the technical, on time and on budget delivery of complex and large-scale projects. You will oversee rail traction designs from feasibility, through concept and ultimately to full detail design. The successful candidate will be required to undertake checking and verification of designs and will provide technical support to construction teams.
Knowledge of different rail traction systems, such as AC, DC, Heavy Rail & Light Rail is essential for this role and international experience would be an advantage but not a pre-requisite.
As a Principal Electrical Engineer, you will:
  • Lead electrical, HV and Traction system design, modelling and testing for our railway projects and industrial installations
  • Provide accurate and professionally responsible outputs on program and on budget
  • Effectively lead project teams with tenacity and drive to set high quality standards
  • Coach and guide junior team members
  • Build, maintain and manage strong client relationships through technical delivery excellence
  • Identify and lead work winning opportunities to grow AECOMs project pipeline in HV and Traction
  • Ensure that all activities are performed in a safe manner and comply with AECOM and Clients OH&S requirements.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements
Ideally, you will have:
  • Appropriate years' experience
  • Extensive years of experience in HV and Traction design, testing and commissioning
  • Experience working for a Rail Consultancy and proven experience in delivering complex multi-disciplinary rail projects
  • Demonstrated commercial understanding and the ability to develop client relationships
  • Recently published or presented paper(s) in a relevant technical area would be highly regarded
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and communicate effectively with both internal and external clients around key dates
  • Experience preparing design reports and detailed drawings
  • In depth knowledge of relevant Australian Standards and industry guidelines
  • Proficient in Traction Power Equipment Tender Reviews and in the writing of bids for traction power projects
  • Ability to achieve and maintain high levels of quality and consistency of outputs
  • Ability to work autonomously and take responsibility for quality of deliverables and meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of transmission and distribution systems, HV substations and LV installations
  • Experience in all steps of completing discipline component of PS&E package
  • Thorough understanding of TfNSW technical standards and processes
  • CPEng desirable.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation - Rail

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 254197BR
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.

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