Principal Engineer Protection Systems, T&D

Doha, Qatar

Ref: KP465-495

The Role

The Role

Imagine working for a truly global company whose 45,000 employees share a singular passion: to make the world a better place. We enjoy what we do at AECOM. We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we're driven by a set of values and a common purpose - to create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We'll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed. Come share your passion with us.

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
AECOM has decided to establish, develop and grow Energy business line in the KSA and Qatar. In conjunction and cooperation with the other business functions within AECOM, the Energy business line will provide broad range of advisory, design and project management services to Energy clients in the KSA, Qatar and the broader Middle Eastern market. HV substation related services are a significant part of the total services offering and include strategic level advice, engineering solutions, conceptual and detailed design, construction supervision, and project delivery options for our Energy clients.

The Principal Engineer-Protection Systems will be a core member of this team and be accountable for leading the HV/EHV substation protection systems specifications, concept/detailed design and design review, estimation, site supervision and support as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead a team of Engineers and Designers for MV, HV and EHV Substation Protection Systems

Provide technical support to the team on all aspects of substation protection system engineering and design

Prepare technical specifications and EPC tender documents for T&D projects

Perform technical calculations, including relay setting calculations

Apply power systems software tools and techniques to solve complex engineering calculations

Perform design reviews

Perform verification of design

Write technical and progress reports

Develop and optimise design processes to increase efficiency of designs

Develop and manage budgets for the Protection Systems discipline

Design and Site Management - scheduling, inspections and resource management

Win work and grow the revenue generated by the Energy BL

Actively contribute to the broader AECOM business functions including managing clients and driving the growth of new business through existing and new relationships

Mentoring less experienced staff by, for example, providing assistance with technical matters, supervising & reviewing work for continual improvement & engaging staff in projects being managed to ensure the staff meet project, quality and section performance objectives

Support Director (Energy) as required




B.E. or M.E. in electrical engineering

Skills Required:

Experience in substation protection system design - 11kV to 400kV, indoor and outdoor is essential

Proven experience in application of modern protection schemes for AIS and GIS substations

Knowledge in leading edge technology on protection equipment, including design, application and settings of numerical protection systems.

Experience in application of IEC61850 technology will be an added advantage.

Experience in SCADA systems will be an added advantage

Telecommunications experience will be an added advantage

Client relationship and management

Person Specification:

Able to work in a high performance team environment

Able to work with clients and be approachable

Able to take on challenges

Able to work well with subordinates, management as well teams

Strong analytical skill

Attention to detail

Good communicator

Positive and energetic


12-15 years related experience. Strong preference for Middle East experience.

Experience working with Power Utilities and Consultants

Must be able to work in a high performance team environment

Experience working with Power Utilities and Consultants

Must be able to work in a high performance team environment

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.

About the Company

About the Company

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in approximately 125 countries and had revenue of $7.3 billion.
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