Senior Traction Power Engineer

    • AECOM Corp. - Worldwide
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted 40 days ago | Updated 1 hour ago


On Site
USD 122,820.00 - 175,019.00 per year
Full Time


Verification and validation
Proposal writing
Project scheduling
Test plans
Value engineering
IBM Rational DOORS
Requirements management
Conceptual design
Systems design
System implementation
Vendor development
Technical training
Project planning
Team building
Electrical engineering
Report writing
Access control
Electrical wiring
Adobe Flash
Regulatory Compliance
Building information modeling
Research and development
Mechanical engineering

Job Details

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a talented Senior Traction Power Engineer to join our growing Transit Systems Practice and World Class rail team in Western USA.


The ideal candidate will be part of a growing team and will have the opportunity to work on high profile projects with major transit agencies throughout the country. The primary role of this position is to prepare design drawings and documents, technical specifications, cost estimates, proposals, calculations, and studies associated with traction power system for electrified railways AC and DC. This position is based out of our Downtown Los Angeles Office location and allows for a hybrid working scenario including for in-office collaboration sessions as well as remote work.


  • Technical competence in all elements of transit traction power engineering.

  • Ability to perform project work as well as serve as a technical leader.

  • Ability to prepare and guide drafters/designers and less experienced engineers to prepare One-line diagrams, elementary and wiring diagrams, SCADA, communications, conduit and cable sizing/routing, substation physical layouts, emergency trip, grounding and lighting, selection of substation equipment, writing of substation equipment specifications, proposal development, construction cost estimates, and project scheduling, test plans, field tests, reports, analysis, and technical studies for traction power systems.

  • Ability to perform grounding design, load flow, harmonic, power flow, voltage drop, protective relay settings and coordination and arc flash studies using specialized software.

  • Ability to recommend appropriate actions to ensure compliance with all clients, local, state, and federal regulations including AREMA railway standards, the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), the National Electrical Safety Code (IEEE C2), and other applicable US and global standards.

  • Ability to develop systemwide ductbank drawings by working in close coordination with respective system disciplines. Assist and provide working information to CAD for BIM clash detection.

  • Provide value engineering on traction power systems related issues saving costs and schedule.

  • Manage technical requirements from start to finish using IBM Doors or other requirements management software.

  • Produce conceptual design, prelim design, final design, Issued for Construction drawing and document packages.

  • Perform technical review of other team members' designs.

  • Generate design reports and resolve interdisciplinary comments for all phases of system design.

  • Author test procedures and reports in support of design verification and validation during the project life cycle.

  • Support and participate in the Systems implementation phase of projects, such as installation, Testing & Commissioning, Cutover, Record Drawings and final reports.

  • Support procurement efforts by authoring technical requirements and specifications, performing vendor bid evaluations and supporting vendor selection.

  • Interface with other technical disciplines such as Communication systems, Overhead catenary/3rd rail, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, Architectural, Trackwork, Civil and others; including coordination and design of Systems interfaces, both physical and functional.

  • Support the management of System Interfaces and creation of Interface Control Documents (ICDs). Lead technical interactions with clients, operators, and other major stakeholders.

  • Manage and lead Systems vendors until final delivery. Manage and deliver technical training of client staff. Support the authoring of project plan documents. Support cost estimates, project schedules and budgets.

  • Participate in project pursuit efforts.

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior personnel as part of team development.

  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally to all AECOM, partner, and client office locations, including project offices, if applicable.

  • Ability to perform site investigations and walk-downs in high-voltage substations and along electrified railroads.



  • Bachelor's degree in relevant engineering discipline + 8 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred.

  • California Professional Engineer License is preferred.

  • Traction Power design experience with 750 V dc third rail and overhead; 12 kV ac, 25 Hz, 2 x 12.5 kV ac, 60 Hz, 2 x 25 kV, 60 Hz.

  • Extensive experience in the execution and task leadership for design calculations plans development, specifications, and technical report writing

  • Demonstrated ability to design with constructability in mind throughout all steps of the design process.

  • Experience in design/build and other alternative delivery projects

  • Experience in writing of technical papers and technical presentations

  • Experience technical studies for traction power systems, including train performance simulations, ac and dc load flow simulations, short circuit calculations, EMI/EMC studies.

  • Leadership positions held on professional societies or technical committees.

Additional Information

  • Travel is required for this position.

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Relocation is available for this position.

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $122,820 to $175,019.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $122,820.00 - $175,019.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

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 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: J10096394

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site