AECOM Graduate Rail Engineer (Electrification & Power) in Swindon, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Wiltshire, Swindon

Job Summary

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

Due to strong demand for our Electrification & Power (E&P) design services, AECOM are currently looking for Graduate E&P Engineers to join our team in Swindon.

Our Rail Business Unit is a 650 strong employer of rail professionals developing and delivering multi-disciplinary design solutions across permanent way, signalling, telecoms, electrical, mechanical, civils and geotechnical engineering.

Recent impressive project wins with Network Rail and national major Contractors have provided opportunities to grow our resource pool at all levels across our UK offices with current key projects including Crossrail, HS2 (London/Birmingham/Manchester), S&C Renewals programme, and a wide ranging portfolio across the UK and internationally

Job Responsibilities:

Within the Electrification & Power Engineering discipline our Graduate Electrical and Mechanical Engineers will be involved in the design of the overhead contact systems and associated power distribution that provides continuous traction power to trains. The mechanical engineers will learn the different aspects of the design for complex steelwork and electrification wiring systems, as well as associated foundation design for specialist trackside infrastructure. Electrical engineers will be responsible for designs including HV and LV distribution, area lighting systems and electrical infrastructure for train operating and maintenance facilities. You will learn about the critical interfaces with both track (permanent way) and lineside structures. You will learn to apply the variety of standards which dictate the requirements and tolerances of the designs that will need to be undertaken.

You will be trained to carry out or review conceptual design and detailed design on a wide variety of E&P projects, as well as being tasked with preparation of drawings, calculations and reports for outline and detailed design commissions. You will work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary project team.

As a Graduate Engineer (Electrification & Power) you will use industry leading computer software and BIM modelling programs while working on a variety of different Rail specific expertise including:

  • Electrification system studies and modelling

  • Overhead Line Electrification systems

  • Tram Systems

  • Light Rail Systems

  • Substation design (replacement, enhancement or extension)

  • ETE (3rd / 4th Rail)

  • Ac/dc interface design

  • HV feeders 11, 22, 33 and 66kV (replacement or diversion)

  • HV switchgear (11, 22, 33 and 66kV) modification

  • Signalling power schemes (replacement, enhancement, extension or diversion)

  • Stray current mitigation

  • Substation earthing

  • EMC/EMI management

  • Points heating

  • Station and trackside building M & E services including lighting studies

  • Lightning protection

Candidates will get exposure to both a building services and an Electrification environment


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a tangible difference to the environment we all live & work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support & guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

Minimum Requirements

Successful candidates should:

  • Hold a BEng/ BSc and/or MSc/ MEng in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (minimum 2:2 classification).

  • Be a creative, independent, self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently and take ownership of work

  • Be proactive about professional development and demonstrate a desire to continuously improve and develop as a designer.

  • Have good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills in written and spoken English and be a team player

  • A proven ability in accepting responsibility, meeting design deadlines and working as part of a design team.

  • Be able to make decisions and operate in a pro-active way to identify and effectively meet the requirements and expectations of clients.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in the rail industry would be advantageous

What We Offer

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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191687BR

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.