AECOM Engineeering Manager in Arlington, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 157231BR

Position Title Engineeering Manager

Job Category Engineering - Water / Wastewater

Business Line Water

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Arlington

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.

Job Summary

AECOM Water is currently seeking to identify a qualified individual to present as Engineering Manager for large multi-year Water/Wastewater Programs. Programs typically involve planning, design, construction, commissioning and closeout of multiple projects. This key leadership and high-profile role presents an excellent career development opportunity.

The Engineering Manager, working closely and in concert with the client, will serve in a key role directing day-to-day program management and will be instrumental to the successful development, implementation and delivery of the program. Will also be responsible for driving the growth, strategy and sale of AECOM’s services along with the delivery of high quality margin from projects within the Water business line in the DC Metro Area.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organize and direct all activities between the technical and administrative aspects of the program including scheduling, budgeting, cost control, cash flow, QA/QC, risk analysis, document control and management information systems

  • Balance and appropriately address the needs/concerns of all of the stakeholders impacted by this program, including but not limited to the client, public, local businesses, politicians, other agencies and the regulatory community

  • Lead efforts, beginning at the planning phase, to develop a comprehensive program execution plan, implement community/public involvement and coordinate/communicate relevant program status/issues with regulatory agencies

  • Lead development and drive implementation of the necessary business processes, plans and procedures required to manage design and construction in a programmatic, process-driven manner

  • Direct design and construction management and oversight activities as well as supporting specialty contracts, vendor programs and stimulus projects

  • Work with the client in the selection of design, construction management and other consultants and will provide management oversight related to performance, schedule and cost for both design and construction management based on Key Performance Indicators - The programs usually involve the implementation of water and wastewater-related capital improvements and entail diverse technical aspects including but not limited to large treatment facilities, pump stations, storage and supporting infrastructure

  • Apply rigorous business development portfolio mgmt., tracking & optimizing BD budget to align with activities, projects, and time allocations

  • Leading business development activities, pursuing new clients/projects, and serving as a project director on project deliveries

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering

  • PE required

  • 15+ years of experience in Water/Wastewater Infrastructure, Program Management and Project Management

  • Outstanding client service, organizational, planning, communications, supervisory and interpersonal skills

  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 20+ years of relevant water and/or wastewater system planning, engineering, program and construction management experience

  • PMP or CCM certification are also preferred qualifications

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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