Associate Director - Power Systems Engineering (HVDC)

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  • Job Title Associate Director - Power Systems Engineering (HVDC)


Job SummaryAt 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. Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.AECOM is seeking a Principal Engineer or Associate Director (dependant on experience) to join our Power Systems Engineering team in the UK and Ireland Transmission and Distribution department.You can be based in any of our locations in the UK and Ireland which includes Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Aldgate, Manchester, Newcastle, and St Albans.We will consider hybrid-working arrangements.The primary objective of this role is to lead the development and delivery of HVDC and FACTS activities.You’ll be expected to provide technical expertise into bids and proposals and to represent the company in client meetings as appropriate.Typical HVDC and FACTS activities include:Feasibility StudiesOptioneering StudiesSpecification preparationTechnical Bid ReviewDesign AssuranceDesign ReviewSite and FAT visitsOEM Support ServicesSite pre commissioning and commissioning oversight supervisionDue DiligenceTechnical expert servicesSome original design may also be involved.You will lead and develop the HVDC and FACTS team and will have line management responsibility for those staff.Minimum RequirementsRelevant experienceDemonstrate a significant knowledge of HVDC technology along with a grounding in general power systems engineeringCoordinate across project disciplines, external subcontractors and remote offices such that technical risks are identified and mitigated, and all statutory and regulatory requirements are metStrong written and verbal communication skills; experienced in creating and presenting technical reports; and responding to clients’ technical questionsAbility to understand and communicate customer requirements, lead technical discussions with customers and develop client relationshipsUnderstanding of Systems Engineering principles and requirements managementUnderstanding of functional characteristics of power systems and interactions between AC and HVDC systemsAble to work to deadlines under pressure whilst maintaining the safety, quality and engineering integrity of the solutionPrepared take part in working groups such as CIGRE, IET and other professional bodiesBe able to demonstrate an understanding of HVDC scheme design and system studiesPreferred QualificationsProfessionally qualified in Electrical Engineering (CEng or working towards)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 offerWe will give you 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. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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