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4 months ago
Location: Glasgow
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Water Engineering
United Kingdom - Midlothian, Edinburgh

Job Summary

Are you an Electrical Engineer with strong skills and experience working with transmission and distribution (T&D) voltages up to 400kV? Do you have proven experience as a site electrical engineer for major high voltage infrastructure projects? We have an exciting role in our established Electricity T&D team which could be based in either of our Edinburgh or Glasgow offices.

The first assignment for this role will be as the Site Electrical Engineer for an innovative new project providing grid stability services, based at Keith in north-east Scotland for 8 months from February 2021. As the Owners Engineer representative on site, you will provide all the technical and contract administration services required, with the opportunity to play a major role in the commissioning of this first of a kind project. Thereafter there are several similar project opportunities around UK and Ireland.

In addition to the site based roles, you will have the opportunity to provide project management and technical support on a wide variety of projects, covering both traditional T&D services and the emerging new technologies impacting the sector.

The Team

Our T&D team focuses on the management, design and supervision of electrical power projects at both transmission and distribution voltages ranging from 1kV to greater than 500kV.

We operate as a virtual team across 7 offices in the UK & Ireland, with the wide variety of skills required to meet the demands of our wide range of Clients, with multi-office project teams being established as necessary. As a team we provide a broad range of services in the sector covering substations, overhead lines, cables at both transmission and distribution level, HVDC systems, subsea interconnectors, specialist network studies, earthing and lightning protection design, renewable generation grid connection and balance of plant design, EV and electrification of heat infrastructure, plus others. The team acts as the centre of excellence for T&D engineering in UK&I and EMEA, offering opportunities to work on projects abroad if interested.

The Role

As the Site Electrical Engineer, you will be required to provide all the services typically required of the Owners Engineer Representative on site. This will include:


Monitoring the EPC Contractor’s site health and safety management and implementation. Advising of any deficiencies or corrective measures necessary


Monitoring quality and progress on site


Administering the Contract (advising on Contractor’s variations and claims, monthly applications for payment, reporting progress, etc.


Chairing routine and ad-hoc meetings on site


Providing weekly and monthly reports, backed up by maintaining a daily site log.


Supporting the Client in liaising with stakeholder liaison, including SHETL.


Reviewing commissioning plans and witnessing commissioning.


When not based on site, in addition to a broad range of electrical engineering responsibilities, this role will encourage business development and project management skills.

Minimum Requirements


Be working towards, or have already achieved, Chartered Engineer status


Proven experience acting as the Owners Engineer


Customer facing skills


An ability to work flexibly across a broad range of projects


The vision and skills to apply emerging technologies to meet new project requirements


Desirable Skills & Experience


Experience of design or management in at least one of the following areas is required. Additionally, broader experience across several of the following areas would be advantageous:


Experience in the administration and management of FIDIC EPC Con

Preferred Qualifications

* BSc/BEng Electrical Engineering (Hons) or MEng.

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

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 - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 239274BR

Additional Locations UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street

Clearance Required No

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.

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