Power System Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
June 19, 2024
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Work with us. Change the 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.

Leading the change toward a sustainable and equitable future .

AECOM is a leading provider of engineering, environment and construction services, and is contributing its deep experience to help strategically plan, develop, design and construct energy infrastructure to not only meet future demands but to deliver sustainable legacies for our clients, community and our planet.

We look at our projects as part of the broader energy system and across the whole life cycle, from commissioning to decommissioning. We help our clients achieve the right balance across the spectrum of generation through renewable energy sources, solar, wind, stored energy, hydropower and fossil fuels; and alternative energy fuels including hydrogen and electrification.

We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

This is an exciting time for AECOM’s Energy business as the energy market, and Renewable Energy in particular, continues to grow. Grid connection is becoming a critical area where proponents (utility providers and private investors and developers) are seeking specialized grid connection and feasibility study services across various life cycles from siting to feasibility stage through to commissioning and on-going compliance monitoring during the operations phase.

You will be given the opportunity to further develop your career, supporting the growth priorities for our Energy business, through industry participation (committee positions, conference presentations etc.) and supporting our thought leadership initiatives.

Job Description

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Undertake grid interconnection and system planning studies for grid scale wind, solar, energy storage and hybrid generating systems and large loads such as mineral and process plants
  • Deliver concept design and grid due diligence for new connections
  • Support the business strategic growth priorities around ESG, sustainable legacies and energy transition.
  • Deliver projects from feasibility studies to concepts and detailed designs using power system analysis tools, such as PSS/E, PSCAD, Dig Silent, Power Factory and ETAP.


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.  

What are we looking for from you?

  • Graduate qualifications in Electrical and/or Power Systems Engineering.
  • Motivated and result-focused engineer over 2 years of Electrical industry experience working in power systems related role
  • Hands on capabilities with respect to commonly used power system analysis tools with a particular focus on PSS/E, PSCAD, Dig Silent Power Factory and ETAP.
  • Ability to analyse and solve complex engineering problems, possessing strong technical acumen to pioneer innovative and competitive technical solutions.
  • Basic understanding of grid connection process and performance standards for connecting new utility scale generators and loads.
  • A proven understanding of NER s5.2 and s5.3 technical requirements alongside AEMO’s Power Systems Modelling guidelines.

Additional Information

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AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10107125

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ANZ

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid