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Graduate Transmission & Distribution Engineer - 2020

Transmission & Distribution

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Job summary

AECOM operates to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. As aFortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM. Committed to addressing the complete spectrum of energy challenges, we offer expertise in the following sectors: renewable energy (wind and solar), hydro-power, bio-energy (including energy from waste), energy efficiency and carbon management, thermal power generation, nuclear power and transmission and distribution.

The Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Engineering team provides a range of services from the initial concept through High Voltage Power Systems Analysis, Cabling, Substations, Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure, System Balancing and Compensation, Protection Systems, SCADA, Communications, Converter Station Design, HVDC Systems and Interconnectors including overseas links. We provide development, design, maintenance and project management for all services and comply with client and other stakeholder’s quality, technical, commercial, safety and environmental requirements.

An example project is the Facebook datacentre. AECOM completed the planning application to ABP for the first contestably built 220 kV substation in Ireland. This required system studies and preliminary electrical design. We then acted as owners engineer for the 18 month construction phase for the 220 kV substation. AECOM has completed the second planning application for another 220 kV substation at the same site. This substation will start construction in summer 2019, for which we have completed the detailed electrical design for the 220 kV cable.

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Job responsibilities

We encourage membership and networking activities in industry bodies including the IET and sector specific bodies like CIGRE as part of our team’s personal development. As a Power Engineer within our T&D team you would be involved in a selection of activities potentially including:

  • Conceptual Design
  • Power Network Design
  • Power System Analysis & Studies
  • Load & Demand Forecasting
  • System Stability Analysis
  • Substation Site Selection
  • Substation Design
  • Switchyard Design
  • Transmission & Distribution Network Design
  • Ground Resistivity Measurement & Earthing System Design using CDEGS
  • Communications Systems Design
  • 3D Substation & Switchyard Layout Visualisation
  • Lightning Protection System Design
  • Overhead & Underground Cable System Design
  • Tariff Studies
  • Control & Protections Systems Design
  • Interconnector Studies & Design
  • Transformer & Switchgear Selection & Installation
  • Options Selection & Evaluation
  • Value Engineering
  • HV Cable studies using CYMCAP.


  • BSc/BEng in Electrical/Power Engineering, with a 2:1 classification (or equivalent) or above
  • MSc/MEng in Electrical/Power Engineering would be an advantage
  • Must have completed HV & Power related course work or module options
  • Meet the requirements for security clearance
  • Full driving licence and willingness to travel on occasion is desirable
  • Fluent in written & spoken English
  • Good analytical and organisational skills.
  • Ability to use initiative and work independently & in teams.
  • Good numeric and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Flexible to deal with varying workload.


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) along with our huge scope of projects across the globe will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our GDP forms a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 750 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Ireland, from over 40 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a tangible difference to the environment we all live & work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including Chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK & Ireland. We will push you to achieve the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support & guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job technical development and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow
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  • Electrical
  • Electronic

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