AECOM Communication Systems Engineer in San Diego, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144105BR

Position Title Communication Systems Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City San Diego

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 is actively seeking an engineer capable of performing a variety of engineering assignments in planning and overseeing research, development, design, manufacture, test, installation, technical assessment, operation, and maintenance of VLF, VLF Receiver and TACAMO systems for the US Navy.

We are seeking candidates for this position in the San Diego, CA area and Norfolk, VA/Hampton Roads area.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Perform a range of design development, analysis or review tasks under minimal supervision.

  2. Act as a lead on less complex tasks and responsible for a portion of a design or section of an analysis or design review.

  3. Generate complete design specifications of more complex projects.

  4. Coordinate and work closely with other engineering, logistics, financial, and program management disciplines to define system specifications and requirements.

  5. Establish and maintain a filing system or databases as needed for tracking project status.

  6. Develop, maintain and produce technical documentation and system/subsystem specifications.

  7. Direct interface and liaison with customers at all levels from quotation to final design and test activities, design reviews and technical working group meetings to comply with requirements and specifications.

  8. Conduct site visits, experimental investigations and analyze engineering problems, propose solutions and alternatives, and provide recommendations.

  9. Verify and comply with engineering documentation standards and test procedures.

  10. Support development of technical proposal and provide comments on the technical content and level of effort of the proposed scope of work.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, or related scientific field and at least 5 years of job-related experience or a Masters degree equivalent.

  • Good communications and analytical skills; working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs.

  • Position may require travel.

  • Position requires and Active DoD Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent experience with Submarine Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I), and submarine communications programs.

  • Experience with VERDIN Very Low Frequency (VLF) transmitters, antennas and systems desirable.

  • TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) program and systems experience desirable.

  • A DAWIA (Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act) Level I in SPRDE (Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering) certification is desired.

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.