AECOM Structural Protection and Response Specialist (SPRS) in Chantilly, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 148735BR

Position Title Structural Protection and Response Specialist (SPRS)

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Chantilly

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 works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Structural Protection and Response Specialist (SPRS) for a proposed contract located in Fort Belvoir Virginia.The SPRS is responsible for, and in accordance with the DTRA BSA SOP for SR, evaluating the ability of the critical assets to survive various threats and hazards by conducting analyses of the response of structures, above and below ground such as buildings, bridges, dams and those structures that house and protect critical assets and their supporting infrastructures, and their contents to diverse threats and hazards. The types of responses to be evaluated depend on the structure type and the threat level. The SPRS is required to possess a thorough understanding of, and familiarity with, all Department of Defense computer-based analysis tools and the types of damage those tools determine. The SPRS responsibilities include identifying all aspects of structural related issues and providing recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities.

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD or Masters of Science degree in Civil or Structural Engineering.

  • Minimum 10 years operational experience in the military or other comparable civilian position in structural or civil engineering role.

  • Extensive experience with all the following blast software: Vulnerability Assessment and Protection Option (VAPO), Component Explosives Damage Assessment Workbook (CEDAW), Conventional Weapons Effects Calculations (CONWEP), Window Glazing Analysis Response and Design (WinGARD), and Single Degree of Freedom Blast Effects Design Spreadsheets (SBEDS).

  • Intimate understanding of regulations and requirements outlined in United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) directives, specifically the Unified Facility Criteria related to the DoD Minimum Standoff Distance and Security Engineering Design Manuals.

  • Working knowledge of issues and threats driving Design Based Threat (DBT) for military and Government facilities and construction programs.

  • Ability to determine effects of blast, damage assessment, and physical barriers to mitigate blast affects.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to prepare power-point presentations, reports, and white papers.

  • Experience working as a Licensed Professional Engineer.

  • Former work assignment with the USACE.

  • Prior experience as a military civil engineering officer.

  • Experience conducting vulnerability-based assessments similar to BSA’s.

  • Active DoD TS/SCI with in-scope PR.

  • Familiarity with US OCONUS ATFP and foreign intelligence and surveillance procedures

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with DODI 3000.08 BSA, January 5, 2010.

  • Familiarity with BSA SOP for SR Specialist.

  • Experience supporting DTRA J10.

  • Verifiable current or recent certification on US/NATO personal weapons, personal NBC equipment, PPE.

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.