Associate Director, Transmission and Distribution (Ireland) - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee   contract


Ireland - Dublin, Dublin

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better 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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Our UK&I Transmission and Distribution (T&D) team is spread across multiple offices in UK and Ireland, with a strong office in Dublin. If you are not located near the main office in Dublin, we will consider a remote-working arrangement.

The Team

AECOM is recruiting for Associate Director to join our growing T&D team based in the Republic of Ireland. The need arises from major growth in our work for traditional and non-traditional end-markets including the connection renewable generation to the transmission system to meet the government’s 2030 targets and the connection of hyperscale data centres to the transmission system.

The Role

We are looking for an Associate Director with experience in high-voltage substation design to join our Irish T&D department. The T&D department delivers project management, design and owners engineer role for electrical power projects at transmission and distribution voltages across Ireland and across the world. The focus of the team is large-scale grid infrastructure, grid connections, and private networks. The work can be varied and there will be a lot of opportunity to learn in the role. Some of the tasks that might be required are listed below:

  • Design of new transmission substations on green field sites

  • Feasibility studies and design of upgrades to existing transmission infrastructure

  • Detailed HV cable design and earthing studies

  • Owners engineer role including site attendance supervision for substation construction

  • Preparing planning applications for transmission projects

The work typically comes from:

  • Large projects and frameworks with transmission network operators mostly in Ireland but also in UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

  • Client and owners engineer role on construction of HV infrastructure

  • Connection of renewable generation and major grid connected demand loads such as hyperscale data centres

Minimum Requirements

Required/Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Previous HV design experience with consultancy, contractor or utility in the energy sector, ideally Ireland based (e.g. ESB, ESB International, EirGrid).

  • Extensive experience with high voltage substation design or construction projects.

  • Understanding of electrical plant items and control systems such as transformers, GIS and AIS switchgear, etc.

  • Ability to work flexibly across multiple projects.

  • Full drivers license.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of owners engineer role

  • Experience of managing multi-discipline engineering projects

  • Experience of the review of the detailed designs & site construction.

  • Experience HV Protection & Control. The role is focused on primary plant and substation design, but appreciation of secondary system design will be advantageous.

  • Experience of HVDC systems and interconnectors would be useful but is not necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges. Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Ireland

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 258292BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.