AECOM Entry-Level Structural Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144945BR

Position Title Entry-Level Structural Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Structural

Business Line Transportation

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Illinois

City Chicago

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 provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry-Level Structural Engineer for employment in the Chicago, IL office. AECOM is searching for candidates that have the ability to be a role model, be client-focused, be impactful and be decisive. In this role, entry-level technical new hires are eligible to participate in AECOM’s Graduate Development Program (GDP), a 2-year development experience designed to support assimilation into the organization, help with technical development planning toward licensure (or other early technical milestones), and with creating a foundation of knowledge necessary for future career success.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

Under the responsible charge of a Professional Engineer:

  • Performing assignments that require the application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria’s to carry out engineering tasks. Assignments are designed to further develop judgment and understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.

  • Exercising judgment limited to developing details of work in making preliminary selections and adaptations of engineering alternatives

  • Performing assignments related to the design, analysis, rehabilitation and inspection of highway bridges and ancillary structures

  • Performing condition inspections of highway or other structures in a variety of environments including confined spaces and at height (proper training and personal protection equipment will be provided)

  • Preparing engineering related calculations and develop drawings and visual aids

  • Working under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Structural or Civil Engineering or other related field

  • Capable of using spreadsheet, word processing and standard office software

  • Basic knowledge of industry standard computer software for the position (examples include software such as CADD, HCS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, GIS, Hydrologic/Hydraulic models)

  • Proficiency in steel and concrete design and analysis

  • Strong attention to detail and quality

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; including aptitude for technical report writing

  • Forward thinking and motivated

  • Team oriented

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)

  • Master’s degree in Structural or Civil Engineering

  • Familiar with common structural analysis and design software

  • Co-op or Intern experience

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.