AECOM Senior Civil Designer in Sacramento, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 145760BR

Position Title Senior Civil Designer

Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Water

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Sacramento

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’s Water Business Unit is seeking a AECOM’s Water Business Unit is seeking a Senior Civil Designer for immediate employment in the Sacramento, California office. This is a technical role and will include working with senior designers, engineers and project managers on a variety of projects within Water/Wastewater, Water Resources and Geo/Civil.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Grading design and earthwork calculations

  • Prepare digital terrain models

  • Prepare civil drawings, site plans, construction plans and design details using Civil3d

  • Understanding of Geospatial coordinate systems

  • Manage deadlines

  • Manage CAD standards

  • Handle multiple projects concurrently

  • Perform analysis and calculations

  • Coordinate with multiple disciplines

  • Support geotechnical analysis

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Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 9+ years of relevant design experience within civil infrastructure and civil site design (water, sewer, grading and storm drainage)

  • Strong proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Proficiency in plan set assembly with AutoCAD

  • Experience developing horizontal and vertical alignments, generate profiles, Digital terrain (surface) modeling, cross sections, grading design and drainage design

  • Must have experience completing project drawings within scope, budget and schedule

  • Experience managing plan sets for large projects

  • Experience managing data references throughout the duration of projects, from preliminary design and alternative analysis to final design and construction

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Excel and Word)

  • Qualified applicants will have a strong attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical degree or certificate of completion from an accredited designer/drafter curriculum ArcGIS experience

  • Microstation & Inroads experience

  • Existing surface creation from various methods including LIDAR, survey points, feature lines, and DEMs

  • Experience evaluating surface accuracy and managing file sizes

  • Dam design including embankment, drains, spillway, outlet works, and other appurtenant structures

  • Familiar with horizontal BIM concepts and workflow

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.

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