AECOM Electrical Control Technician in Bethesda, Maryland

United States of America - Maryland, Bethesda

Job Summary

The Electrical Control Technician will Install, maintain, test, startup, and adjust a wide variety of site electrical, electronic, electro-pneumatic, and electro-mechanical instrumentation and control systems/equipment. Principal site-specific electrical and controls (E&C) systems include, but are not limited to, those associated with the electrical distribution system, turbine generators, chillers, boilers, incinerators, and HVAC equipment. In addition, provide technical support as required to the E&C Engineer in the performance of his/her duties.


  • Read, interpret and troubleshoot site E&C system deficiencies using electrical schematics, loop diagrams, control logics, mechanical drawings and piping & instrument diagrams (P&IDs). Troubleshoot indiscriminately both the mechanical and electrical sides of systems. Maintain as-built logics, control loop diagrams, and documentation for all assigned systems.

  • Install, program, troubleshoot, calibrate, tune, perform preventive and predictive maintenance (condition monitoring), replace and repair all assigned E&C systems and all associated electrical, electronic, electro-pneumatic, and electro-mechanical components, including instrumentation and end-elements.

  • Troubleshoot hardware and software problems; perform simple programming, data base changes, and alarm log reviews; perform and maintain system back-ups and history database files; develop and install graphics to enhance operation and maintenance; and perform miscellaneous administrative functions as directed by E&C Engineer on site’s microprocessor-based central control systems.

  • Program and troubleshoot ladder logic, both in hard-wired relays andPLC, for control systems.

  • Adjust control system parameters as required and/or directed by E&C Engineer.

  • Perform startup and checkout of newly installed E&C systems prior to operations turnover.

  • Perform in-house training of personnel on operation of site’s microprocessor-based central control systems.

  • Direct repair personnel as assigned.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Journeyman Electrician, Electrical, CFC, Facilities, Facility Maintenance, Control Tech

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma / GED

  • US Citizen

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.

  • Journeyman Electrical License.

  • Universal CFC refrigerant handling certification.

  • Ability to comprehend written and oral instructions.

  • A willingness to work rotational shift if necessary, including days, evenings and nights, as well as, overtime, weekends, and holidays.

  • Working experience in electrical, industrial electronics, and electro-pneumatics.

  • Ability to read, interpret, and troubleshoot using electrical schematics, loop diagrams, control logics, mechanical drawings, and piping & instrument diagrams (P&ID’s).

  • Five years working experience with 480VAC minimum.

  • Working knowledge ofPLC programming. Must be able to read, interpret, and troubleshoot ladder logic from computer terminal.

  • Understanding of and fluent with computer language, NT-based system.

  • Knowledgeable in direct digital control (DDC) and other forms of electronic controls.

  • Hands-on experience in calibration and maintenance of electronic and / or electro-pneumatic control system equipment.

  • Hands-on experience in repair and troubleshooting of motor control centers and variable frequency drives (VFD’s).

  • Hands-on experience or potential to quickly learn operating and control systems for principal site-specific systems including, but not limited to, the electrical distribution system, turbine generators, chillers, boilers, incinerators, and HVAC equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years experience in maintenance and repair on commercial/industrial/residential building equipment to include, but not limited to: cooling towers, pumps, heat exchangers.

  • Three years working experience with high voltage up to 15,000VAC, preferred.

  • Ability to write correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • Understanding of Distributed Control Systems (DCS), preferred.

  • Understanding of HVAC building management systems (BMS), preferred.

  • Certified and proficient in UNIX-based computer systems to include hands-on and / or classroom experience, preferred.

  • Familiarity with Honeywell & Siemens controls


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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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 Craft/Trade

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 203845BR

Clearance Required 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.