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Job Ref:  142021BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Edinburgh
Post Code:  EH3
30/09/2016 12:12

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at ;NA.

About the Business Line
We address the complete spectrum of energy challenges, including clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon management, hydropower and dams, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation, and transmission and distribution.

Job Summary
At AECOM we are addressing the world's appetite for energy by aligning our integrated consultancy teams with the needs and goals of developers, construction contractors, financiers and operators of energy infrastructure. In Europe our energy professionals are focused on the delivery of Hydropower, Wind, Solar, and Energy from Waste projects.

We currently have an exciting new opportunity for a Principal Engineer - Hydro Power to join our team in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow office. This is delivery focused role requiring a strong technical understanding of Hydro-electricity development and, in particular, a good working knowledge of hydro-mechanical equipment and electrical generation and control systems.
It is likely that the role will be fulfilled by an electrical or mechanical engineer but experienced candidates from other disciplines (civil engineering, hydrology, project management etc) may be appropriate. This role shall be responsible for the delivery of design work on hydro, with input to other energy projects as appropriate. Experience of work on small hydro is essential but work on large hydro and/or other energy infrastructure is highly desirable. This role will report to the Head of Hydro Energy Europe who reports to the Managing Director Energy Europe.

Job Responsibilities
  • Co-ordinating AECOM consultancy resources in the delivery of Hydro development projects to the established cost budget.
  • Acting as Owner's Engineer for projects through to the construction phase, providing a supporting role for larger projects.
  • Co-ordinating all activities in the development of planning applications and discharging resulting conditions.
  • Undertaking Feasibility level studies for Hydro projects conjunction with the AECOM's wider teams.
  • Ensuring that AECOM's database of hydro technology is up to date and is accessible to others in the team.
  • Development of procurement specifications for hydro turbines, generators and associated equipment.

Minimum Requirements
  • Solid experience working for either a contractor, hydro equipment manufacturer, or consultant.
  • Good knowledge of the hydro power development process.
  • Strong communication skills in all forms including written, oral, email, telephone.
  • Ability to work in a pressurized engineering and project environment - operating to tight timescales.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, you will be required to co-ordinate multiple projects within a large global network of offices.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD might be useful but not essential.
  • Fluent in English - one or more other language(s) would be an advantage.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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