AECOM Pipefitter in McLean, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 158654BR

Position Title Pipefitter

Job Category Craft/Trade

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City McLean

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

The Pipefitter is responsible for the layout, assembly, installation and maintenance of piping systems.

  • Layout, fabricate, assemble, install, and maintain piping and piping systems, fixtures, and equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, domestic water, sewer, industrial processing systems - on basis of knowledge of system operating and study of building plans or working drawings.

  • Select type and size of pipe and related materials according to job specifications.

  • Inspect work sites to determine presence of obstructions.

  • Plan sequence of installation to avoid obstructions and activities of other maintenance workers.

  • Thread pipe using threading machine.

  • Bend pipe by hand or with pipe-bending machine.

  • Assemble and install variety of metal and non metal pipe and pipe fitting; including those made of brass, copper, lead, glass, and plastic.

  • Join piping by means of threaded, caulked, wiped, soldered, brazed, fused or cemented joints.

  • Use hand tools to secure pipe to structure with clamps, brackets and hangers.

  • Test system for leaks by proper methods in pipes and observing gauges attached to pipes for indication of leaks.

  • Perform other job related duties, as assigned.

  • Direct repair personnel, as assigned.

  • Must possess the ability to read and understand blueprints and sketches.

  • Knowledge and experience of tools, equipment, and machinery related to the pipefitting trade.

  • Work from preventive maintenance schedules and assist with development of such schedules.

  • Assist outside contractors, as required, with knowledge of facilities, operations, and utilities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Journeyman steam fitter or plumbers license required.

  • Must obtain within one year and maintain back flow prevention testing and maintenance 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, as required.

  • Eight years experience in the plumbing/pipefitting trade required.

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

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, and able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master Plumbing License.

  • 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.


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.


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.