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Graduate Electrical Engineers (Building Services)

Architecture/Building Services/Electrical/Environmental.

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Job Summary

AECOM is one of the world’s largest professional engineering consultancies, bringing a comprehensive portfolio of building services and engineering skills to projects encompassing all types of building and use from World Class Sporting Venues through to Commercial Properties, Healthcare & Research, Hotels, Industrial & Manufacturing, and Infrastructure both in the UK and increasingly overseas.

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Building services Electrical Engineers work closely with the design team to ensure the projects we create together sustainably perform to the brief and budget. Increasingly we work with our other internal business lines such as Architecture, Environment, Transportation, and our own Project Managers to provide a one stop solution to our clients.  

If you can bring passion and flair to our work, have a real interest in improving the built environment and want to now apply your engineering skills to the real world then we want to hear from you. 

We deliver expert thinking to drive efficient solutions for all aspects of building services Electrical Engineering including high and low voltage power supplies and distribution systems, incoming utilities, standby generation, UPS and resilient power solutions, renewable systems, power, lighting, fire alarms and security. 

As part of an international company you will have the opportunity to make connections regionally, nationally and internationally and the range of projects and opportunities is broad.

Examples of projects the Building Services team are involved in include:

  • Forbury Place, Reading – AECOM were involved with the development of two new-build office developments totaling circa 400,000 sq ft. Building 2 has recently won the prestigious BCO regional award and has been put forward for the national finals. The offices were completed to category A standard, achieving BREEAM Excellent, EPC A rated and Wired Scope Platinum. Sustainable features include 700m2 photovoltaic panels (350m2 per building), air source heat pumps and rainwater harvesting.
  • Medical and Dental Facility, RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales. The detailed design and specification for a new facility based on the RAF site on Anglesey in North wales. The building services needed to be designed in accordance with the usual British Standards and Building regulations as well as incorporating relevant parts of the  Health technical Memoranda (HTM’s) as required for compliance with Hospital standards. Further, to this, the facility also had to comply with the JSP Guidelines for MOD establishments in the UK. The project was delivered in 3D to aid with clash detection and coordination with the building and structural elements
  • Westferry, Isle of Dogs – 11 residential blocks ranging up to 40 stories with large dock heating and cooling scheme.  We are providing MEP services, security, ICT, lighting, sustainability, noise & vibration monitoring, fire, acoustics & air quality
  • Old Bailey, London – Major plant replacement for central plant, including lifts.  Project going on over 11 years in phases whilst the site is occupied and fully operational.  AECOM are providing MEP services, lifts, and structures.
  • Broadway Development, London – Mixed use high end residential with offices and retail.  AECOM are providing MEP services, fire, acoustics, and sustainability.
  • Birchwood, Cambridgeshire – Office and lab facility comprising of a campus of 4 separate buildings including offices, conference room building, forum containing canteen and presentation suite, and tech barn.  Centralised ground source heat pumps and PV.  AECOM are providing MEP services, fire, acoustics, sustainability, transport, air quality, lighting, ICT & security
  • TU Dublin West Quad Business School, Grangegorman  - This project will feature a range of specialist and shared learning spaces which will cater to the needs of a changing third level education environment for the College of Business. This project includes dynamic thermal modelling and natural lighting BER A3 - NZEB, sustainable design, full mechanical and electrical detailed design, to include a wide range of specialist services. Part of what will be the Academic Hub of the new TU Dublin Campus, the West Quad building will be ideally located to the co-habited DCC and Campus libraries, student housing and the west side of the Grangegorman campus site. 
  • Healthcare: Aecom are a leading award winning consultant for the NHS in the UK and internationally. Our breadth and depth stretches from £200m+ acute hospitals to health& wellbeing primary care facilities and refurbishment works across the healthcare estate. We are proud to have contributed to the recent COVID Nightingale facilities and to be active contributors to the strategies for the NHS to deliver their Net Zero Carbon ambitions.        

When a graduate starts with us we pair them with an experienced engineer who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects.

The following description lists a fairly typical approach to foundational training in your discipline; however, business needs, project task availability, and your training interests will also influence the scope and order of training.  

For your first year you will learn the following skills:

  • Design experience in the electrical engineering aspects of project delivery
  • Application of electrical engineering to support sustainable building design
  • Delivery of projects using BIM
  • AutoCad and REVIT
  • Calculations including electrical load, circuit design and cable calculations, and lighting
  • How to use the Technical Practice Network
  • Learning to navigate through codes and guidelines
  • Complete our Safety Training
  • AECOM standards and symbols

Job responsibilities:

  • Technical design of all electrical engineering aspects of projects
  • System load calculations to enable central and secondary plant to be accurately sized
  • Ensuring plantrooms and distribution routes are adequately sized
  • Report writing for the appropriate design stage
  • Compiling technical specifications appropriate for the system components selected
  • Determining the best technical solution and evidencing reasoning
  • Attending meetings and workshops, learning from listening, asking questions and discussion
  • Working with people from other disciplines to gain knowledge on new subjects
  • Assisting in developing our designs through the different stages
  • Inspecting and monitoring installations during the construction and commissioning phases
  • Taking on more responsibility in managing our projects from inception through to completion as the graduate role develops

Minimum Requirements

  • An accredited Bachelor degree (min 2:1 or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Architectural Environment Engineering or similar, with honors.  Accreditation being with CIBSE or IET.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK as we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for these roles.

Please submit a Covering Letter when applying for our Graduate roles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant Industry related work experience would be advantageous

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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • London, Cardiff, Chesterfield, Croydon, Exeter, Manchester, Plymouth and St. Albans (Hertfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Environment & Sustainability

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