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AECOM Water Resources Engineer in Austin, Texas

Job Summary

AECOM’s Flood Risk Solutions group has an immediate opening for a junior level Water Resources engineer, to report out of our Austin, TX office. You will be part of a national team that supports our FEMA projects.

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

  • Work with a team of Project managers, Water Resources Engineers and GIS specialists in support of FEMA floodplain modeling and mapping studies and other several water resources projects

  • Performs Hydrologic and Hydraulic (H&H) modeling and analyses to comply with FEMA guidelines and specifications

  • Perform one dimensional and two-dimensional floodplain modeling using software applications like HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS

  • Efficiently work with ArcGIS software in support of floodplain modeling and mapping

  • Prepare project reports, including engineering calculations, research, planning and technical engineering reports

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment

  • Perform assignments requiring the application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria to carry out engineering tasks. Assignments are designed to further develop judgment and understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.

  • Work under the supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member Stormwater modeling, analysis, and design

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team 47,000 strong driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.


With more than 3,200 Water professionals in all major markets throughout the United States and Canada, AECOM’s Water business line leverages nearly a century of local, national and international project experience to provide today’s municipalities, industries and governments with cost-effective solutions to their Water challenges. We deliver our services—from environmental planning studies to detailed design, construction management, and operations and maintenance—to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Our public sector work encompasses everything from small rural communities, to large urban centers, to agencies with regional responsibilities. Our private sector work includes assignments for multiple commercial/industrial sectors, including oil and gas, chemicals, power, food and beverage, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering or a related discipline with an emphasis in water

  • 2+ years of related experience

  • Demonstrated proficiencies in HEC-RAS 2D and ArcMap

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters' degree in Water Resources Engineering or a closely related degree

  • Experience working with a variety of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software(HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, SWMM, InfoWorks, StormCAD/CivilStorm, WaterGEMs, etc)

  • Understanding of hydrology and hydraulic processes supported by relevant coursework

  • Professional Engineering license

  • Desire to succeed in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment

  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Excellent written and oral communication will be needed to coordinate with technical and non-technical staff.

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 United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 272893BR

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.