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Principal Lines Engineer – Transmission & Distribution


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Job Description

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Lines Engineer to join our 'Transmission & Distribution' team in Sydney.

Our energy business across Australia and New Zealand is fast responding to, and rapidly transitioning to a low carbon and renewable energy future. We are seeing unprecedent investment in utility scale renewable energy projects and decarbonisation opportunities across our client base.

The Senior / Principal Electrical Engineer will be responsible to work with and across a strong Transmission and Distribution Team and to provide the appropriate technical support, business development and deliver quality project outcomes on time and on-budget delivery.

What will a day in this role look like:

  • Carrying out Line route planning and selection using ArcGIS.
  • Using PLS-CADD to carry out design of transmission and distribution lines from feasibility and concept stage to detailed and construction designs, as well as commissioning and post-construction phases.
  • Undertake Electrical design of transmission lines (for Electrical Engineers).
  • Undertaking modelling of structures using PLS-TOWER, PLS-POLE and design of respective foundations (for Civil/Structural Engineers).
  • Develop construction drawings and author technical reports per AECOM and Client standards and guidelines.
  • Training and mentoring of junior design engineers.


As a Senior / Principal Transmission Lines Engineer, you will possess most of the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Electrical Engineering or Etructural Engineering
  • Strong understanding of transmission line design principles, and relevant industry standards and regulations.
  • Experience with PLS-CADD is a must.
  • Experience with PLS-Pole and PLS-Tower is highly desirable.
  • Attention to detail and proven track record of energy project delivery.
  • Lines design experience – 132kV and above is ideal.
  • Solar farm / windfarm connection cut-in design experience is highly desirable.

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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.

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