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AECOM Design Manager - Water Resources in Amman, Jordan

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking to connect with experienced Water Resources Design Managers for upcoming opportunities in improving water security in the Middle East.

Please note that this posting is not for a specific opening; we are building a database of qualified candidates for future opportunities.

The Design Manager will lead and manage an integrated, multidiscipline project design team to deliver technical services for the design and construction of water supply, wastewater, and road infrastructure projects. The Design Manager reports to the project Chief of Party.

Overseeing an integrated engineering services team supported by other specialized staff, the Design manager coordinates and oversees engineering assessments, studies, designs, preparation of tender documents, and provides technical support during tendering and construction. The project includes multiple water and wastewater tasks, each planned to achieve specific objectives as detailed in USAID’s Scope of Work.

The Design Manager leads technical review teams for multiple design efforts. In this position s/he is responsible for coordinating resources with AECOM’s home office team, tracking and controlling design task budgets, monitoring activity schedules, and providing quality assurance of all project design deliverables.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing multi-disciplinary design teams of engineers, technical staff, and scientists to complete the work activities assigned by USAID;

  • Establishing design standards for projects, coordinated with associated infrastructure project designs to provide an integrated design approach and consistent quality of tender documents;

  • Overseeing the preparation of detailed designs, specifications, and tender documents to fulfill the defined scope of work, and for identified immediate needs and/or short-term needs;

  • Overseeing special studies such as geologic and hydrological studies, groundwater modeling, hydraulic modeling of new and existing networks, and water quality analyses;

  • Coordinating activities of energy specialists to investigate different options to reduce operation costs, including the use of non-traditional energy sources;

  • Assisting with the development of work activity scopes of work;

  • Preparing and managing project schedules;

  • Preparing feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments and Basis of Design Reports;

  • Managing in-country design teams and coordinating with US-based AECOM design teams

  • Leading design review meetings, recording and preparing meeting minutes, and tracking action items;

  • Managing the development of project deliverables with the design team;

  • Coordinating with in-country governmental agencies regarding government regulations, specifications, and design and construction standards;

  • Coordinating with in-country government agencies for design review and approvals;

  • Providing pre-construction contract assistance, responding to RFIs and preparing Addenda as necessary

  • Leading engineering services during construction including RFI response and review of submittals;

  • Providing technical support to local construction management teams and US-based CM support teams during tendering and construction phases;

  • Providing assistance and training to local staff, or local agencies and utilities as required through adapting the best international standards in conducting operation and maintenance in the water sector.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in a relevant discipline

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license, or registration as a Chartered Engineer

  • 8 plus years of professional experience in the water and wastewater infrastructure design, including developing and managing the preparation of design reports, drawings, specifications, and construction management manuals

  • 5 years at a level of engineering manager for large projects with multiple tasks or contracts, including feasibility studies and designs of water and wastewater projects

  • Experience in managing multi-national engineering subcontractors

  • Experience managing design projects in AutoCAD, BIM, or similar design software

  • Experience in services during construction, including answering RFI’s, preparing addenda, and reviewing submittals

  • Ability to work and live internationally to support the project

  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with solid writing and verbal communication skills

    • Demonstrated high level organizational, communication, leadership, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Ability to pass all necessary screening requirements, including successful background check, substance abuse test, and medical clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 plus years of professional experience in the water and wastewater infrastructure design

  • Previous experience working internationally to support U.S. government agency projects

  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Project Management Professional (PMP), or related licensure/registration

  • Proficient in MS Suite, SharePoint (or similar collaboration tools) and remote communications applications such as Teams, Zoom, etc.

  • Previous experience living and working in the Middle East

  • Previous experience working internationally to support U.S. government agency projects

  • Familiarity with USAID procedures and protocols, reporting and organizational structure.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Jordan

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 271594BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.