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about 1 year ago
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: General Engineering Jobs
Business Line Energy

Position Title Transmission Engineer

United Kingdom - London


Job Summary

AECOM is one of the world's leading engineering and environmental consultants; offering professional planning, engineering and architectural design, environmental, as well as construction and programme management services throughout the UK and internationally. We operate in five key markets: government, industrial, infrastructure, power and oil and gas. Our scale, global reach, local knowledge and sector expertise equip us to meet the most complex and challenging assignments. Our power business is forecasting unprecedented growth so as to align with corporate objectives. This includes extending our Client-side traditional consultancy services into detailed design for Contractors and taking a lead Contractor’s role in power sector projects. The Company is also looking at securing significant opportunities in the emerging interconnector market. This growth offers extensive opportunities for individuals with the ambition and drive to deliver increasingly diverse and complex projects.We are a growing and vibrant organisation offering excellent benefits and employment conditions. We are committed to your individual career development and are proud to be able to offer a range of exciting projects as well as a variety of career directions for all our staff. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

AECOM are recruiting for a Transmission Engineer to join our established and ever growing Transmission & Distribution unit. The position can be based in any one of our established offices in Bristol, London, Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Our transmission and distribution sector primarily focus is the management, design and supervision of electrical power projects in both transmission and distribution, with a primary focus on transmission projects including all the major UK and Ireland transmission system operators. The unit also provides electrical engineering services to a wide range of renewables, industrial, property and other development projects requiring a medium or high voltage electrical infrastructure.

This role is to be offered at either Senior Engineer or Principal Engineer level depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The Transmission Engineer will have a proven track record in the design and specification of both high voltage cable and overhead line systems up to 400kV. Proven experience in the practical implementation of these systems including aspects such as temporary site works, cable handling techniques, tower erection requirements, etc. is essential. Experience of the industry standard design tools, such as CYMCAP and PLS-CAD is essential. In additional experience of HVDC and offshore cable systems will be an advantage. In order to be considered for the Principal Engineer role, the candidate will need to demonstrate a successful track record of developing new business and successfully leading projects to completion.

In addition to the design and specification of transmission systems, the successful candidate will be required to manage a range of multi-disciplinary projects in the T&D sector, particularly transmission projects. The size of project will initially be determined by whether the role is offered at Senior or Principal Engineer level, with the Principal Engineer having responsibility for large more multi-disciplinary projects. Responsibilities will include the client interface, preparation of bids and proposals and then managing the delivery of the projects in accordance with the company's management, quality, safety and environmental procedures.

This is a great opportunity to develop your own business within a business, the successful Engineer will be involved in all aspects of a project from leading a bid and tender through to the delivery of projects as the Lead Engineer or Project Manager; skill sets that are all required in your future progression in the Company.

The ideal candidate would have a recognised technical specialism in the high voltage transmission sector , where AECOM is particularly looking for skills in cable system and overhead line engineering.

Transmission and Distribution is a growth area for AECOM and the Transmission Engineer can expect to develop their career as the power division continues to grow, business or man management opportunities are likely to emerge and the successful candidate will be able to take advantage of these.

Any or all of the following specialist skills would be warmly welcomed:


HVDC cables


Submarine cable design, specificationa nd installation


Fibre optic communications in high voltage cables


Cable fault finding and forensic analysis


Installation of HV cables in tunnels


Cable installations using HDD.

Minimum Requirements

* Relevant experience at voltages to at least 400kV is essential and experience in HVDC would be an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications


Engineering degree qualified, likely to be in Electrical Engineering but this is not essential.


Chartered Engineer status or be on route to obtaining Chartered status


Experience of working in the UK & international transmission and/or distribution sector


Experience of high voltage transmission projects including feasibility studies, concept design, detailed design, modeling, site supervision, testing and acceptance.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Power

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 166271BR

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