AECOM First Operator / Facilities Engineer in Bethesda, Maryland

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147548BR

Position Title First Operator / Facilities Engineer

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Maryland

City Bethesda

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


AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Engineer - First Operator.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Operate and maintain boilers, on scheduled rotational shifts

  • Operate and maintain boilers, incinerators and associated equipment

  • Make periodic tours of assigned equipment and systems within Compound, recording required data

  • Monitor water treatment program for Central Plant

  • Monitor and execute the Lock-out/Tag-out program

  • Report all faults, deficiencies, and unusual occurrences to the Chief Engineer

  • Respond to emergency situations on assigned equipment, performing all tasks necessary for the protection of property and personnel

  • Assume all responsibilities and duties of Second Operator as required

  • Assume all responsibilities of HVAC Grade I as assigned by Chief Engineer on maintenance days

  • Direct Second Operator when authorized by Chief Engineer

  • Perform other job related work as required

  • Monitor and operate assigned control systems

Minimum Requirements

  • Active Top Secret SCI Clearance with a willingness to be submitted for higher level government clearances to include a government polygraph. Some duties and responsibilities require full clearance

  • Four years experience in commercial/industrial operations

  • High school, technical school, apprenticeship, trade school graduate or equivalent required

  • Must possess Class I stationery engineer License, DC 3rd steam boiler engineer license or equivalent

  • Must possess universal CFC certification

  • Able to read and interpret blueprints

  • Working knowledge of piping systems

  • Ability to comprehend written and oral instructions

  • Must work scheduled rotational shifts, including days, evenings, nights, holidays and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of HVAC systems

  • 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

  • Have basic computer skills

  • Formalized training in stationery engineering or related crafts

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.