HV Substation Engineer


Location: Auckland

Job Type: Full time


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.

Job Description

As a HV Substation Engineer within our highly successful Transmission & Distribution team, you will be involved in the primary design of substation projects throughout Australia and NZ (ANZ). You will be working with a wide range of high calibre clients on substation designs, preparation of SLDs, electrical layouts, sections and BoM, earthgrid design, underground cable design and lightning protection studies.

At AECOM, we enjoy and encourage learning in a supportive environment where professional development opportunities are actively encouraged. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an innovative, highly motivated team of technical professionals and be instrumental in delivering key power related projects throughout NZ and Australia.

Day-to-day, your tasks will include:

  • Concept and Detailed Design of substation primary systems and earthing systems for NZ and Australian clients
  • Site visits, inspections and testing as required (eg. soil resistivity testing)
  • Writing design reports
  • Managing smaller projects or parts of larger projects
  • Interfacing directly with clients on projects and new opportunities
  • Providing technical expertise in accordance with project time, quality, and cost objectives.


You will ideally have a background in primary electrical design working with a strong technical acumen and a desire to grow your career at AECOM.

  • University degree - BE Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in transmission and distribution substation design
  • Site experience and/or experience in projects being constructed and commissioned
  • Experience in suitable software packages
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and keen to progress career
  • Strong team player


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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.

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