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AECOM Graduate Electrical Engineer ( Building Services) in Plymouth, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Devon, Plymouth

Job Summary

AECOM is one of the world’s largest professional engineering consultancies, bringing a comprehensive portfolio of building services and engineering skills to projects encompassing all types of building and use from World Class Sporting Venues through to Commercial Properties, Data Centres, Healthcare & Research, Hotels, residential, and Infrastructure both in the UK and increasingly overseas.

Electrical Building services engineers work closely with the design team to ensure the projects we create together sustainably perform to the brief and budget. Increasingly we work with our other internal business lines such as Architecture, Environment, Transportation, and our own Project Managers to provide a one stop solution to our clients. If you can bring passion and flair to our work, have a real interest in improving the built environment and want to now apply your engineering skills to the real world then we want to hear from you.

Electrical Engineering - We deliver expert thinking to drive efficient solutions for High and low voltage power supplies, utilities, standby generation, UPS, resilient systems, small power, fire alarms, security, lighting and power. We pay attention to critical systems, redundancy and resilience levels.

Examples of projects the Building Services team are involved in include:

  • Critical facilities such as Data Centres and Broadcast Facilities – both in UK and abroad mission critical facilities with appropriate resilience and security protection for major clients including BBC and hyperscale and co location data centre clients

  • Major office buildings for major occupiers including Bank of England, Shell, KPMG, HMRC, Schroders, LinkedIn, National Audit Office, Sony, HP.

  • Forbury Place, Reading – AECOM were involved with the development of two new-build office developments totaling circa 400,000 sq ft. Building 2 has recently won the prestigious BCO regional award and has been put forward for the national finals. The offices were completed to category A standard, achieving BREEAM Excellent, EPC A rated and Wired Scope Platinum. Sustainable features include 700m2 photovoltaic panels (350m2 per building), air source heat pumps and rainwater harvesting.

  • Medical and Dental Facility, RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales . The detailed design and specification for a new facility based on the RAF site on Anglesey in North wales. The building services needed to be designed in accordance with the usual British Standards and Building regulations as well as incorporating relevant parts of the Health technical Memoranda (HTM’s) as required for compliance with Hospital standards. Further, to this, the facility also had to comply with the JSP Guidelines for MOD establishments in the UK. The project was delivered in 3D to aid with clash detection and coordination with the building and structural elements

  • Westferry, Isle of Dogs – 11 residential blocks ranging up to 40 stories with large dock heating and cooling scheme. We are providing MEP services, security, ICT, lighting, sustainability, noise & vibration monitoring, fire, acoustics & air quality

  • The Old Bailey, London – Historic building refurbishment including major plant replacement for central plant, including lifts. Project going on over 11 years in phases whilst the site is occupied and fully operational. AECOM are providing MEP services, lifts, and structures.

  • The Broadway Development, London – Mixed use high end residential with offices and retail. AECOM are providing MEP services, fire, acoustics, and sustainability.

  • Birchwood, Cambridgeshire – Office and lab facility comprising of a campus of 4 separate buildings including offices, conference room building, forum containing canteen and presentation suite, and tech barn. Centralised ground source heat pumps and PV. AECOM are providing MEP services, fire, acoustics, sustainability, transport, air quality, lighting, ICT & security

When a graduate starts with us we pair them with an experienced engineer who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects.

The following description lists a fairly typical approach to foundational training in your discipline; however, business needs, project task availability, and your training interests will also influence the scope and order of training. For your first year you will learn the following skills:

  • Variety of analyses for different buildings from Offices to Hospitals to Data Centre’s and Hotels

  • AECOM standards and symbols


  • Load calculation and Modelling software

  • How to use Technical Practice Network

  • Learning to navigate through codes and/or guidelines

  • Complete our Safety Training

Job responsibilities:

  • System load calculations to enable central and secondary plant to be accurately sized

  • Ensuring plantrooms and distribution routes are adequately sized

  • Report writing for the appropriate RIBA stage

  • Compiling technical specifications appropriate for the system components selected

  • Determining the best technical solution and evidencing reasoning.

  • Working on projects using REVIT & AutoCad

  • Giving structure to ideas – lots of 'taking a first pass' at spreadsheets, reports and analyses for discussion later rather than instruction

  • Attending meetings and workshops, learning from listening, asking questions and discussion

  • Working with people from other disciplines to gain knowledge on new subjects

  • Assisting in developing our designs through the different stages

  • Inspecting and monitoring installations during the construction phase.

  • Taking on more responsibility in managing our projects from inception through to completion as the graduate role develops.

Minimum Requirements

  • An accredited Bachelor or Masters degree (min 2:2 or equivalent) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Architectural Environment Engineering or similar. Accreditation being with CIBSE or IET.

  • Maths and Sciences A-Levels (or equivalent) would be advantageous, at grade ‘B’ or above

  • Microstation, AutoCad and/or Revit would be advantageous

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant Industry related work experience would be advantageous

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Building Engineering

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 249641BR

Clearance Required No

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.