AECOM Civil Engineer – Senior Dams Engineer in Denver, Colorado
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Are you a passionate and experienced Civil Engineer who wants to contribute to challenging and interesting projects that provide direct value to our communities? Do you have expertise in the dam space and are looking to join a high performing team? With recurrent project wins and a strong pipeline of work, we are seeking a motivated Civil Engineer to join our Denver AECOM Dams Team.
The Denver Dams Team is a center of technical excellence and often wins work purely on the strength of its people and its great reputation. We offer a great team culture focused on participation and inclusion. We want our people to grow and develop through working together on exciting and complex projects.
By joining our team, you will get mentoring and guidance from our industry leading experts in the fields of geology, geotechnical, structural and dam design. You will get the opportunity to mentor technical staff and we support your involvement in the dams industry. You will also get the opportunity to work and collaborate with other dams leaders with our Oakland Dams Team.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Conceptual to detailed design of water dams, retarding basins, service basins
Perform as Capture Manager for pre-positioning and preparing proposals
Inspection, investigation and condition assessment of existing dams including review and surveillance of monitoring data.
Comprehensive Safety Reviews and FERC Part12D Inspections of existing Dams and Hydropower. This would require the leading of multidisciplinary teams to deliver all aspects.
Perform Alternatives Analyses, Feasibility Studies, and Detailed Designs with strong knowledge of design drawings and technical specifications.
Keeps informed of new developments and requirements affecting the organization for the purpose of recommending changes in programs and applications.
Conduct potential failure mode analyses and risk analyses for water storage and hydropower dams, including identifying and developing potential failure modes, and serving as Independent Consultant or Facilitator in risk analysis workshops.
Client liaison and experience with technical review boards.
Project management of multidisciplinary teams and the engagement of AECOM’s operations/finance teams
Mentoring and technical development of junior staff, supporting them to achieve technical success
Collaborate with technical leads in our Mining Department and with Dams staff in Oakland, CA
Makes decisions independently on technical problems and methods, and represents the organization in conferences to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work.
Supervision received is essentially administrative, with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.
Qualities in a qualified candidate:
You enjoy working in teams, and aspire to progress into advanced technical roles based on your specialist knowledge. You enjoy being accountable for your work and influential in the project’s performance. You enjoy developing and nurturing relationships within AECOM and the local industry, whether through project work, client initiatives or industry associations. You are positive, and see challenges as opportunities to innovate, collaborate and grow. You are an active team member and are eager to take on new and different challenges.
BA/BS degree in Civil/Structural Engineering + 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Professional Engineer (PE) license
Due to the nature of this work, a valid U.S Driver’s License is required
15+ years or more of relevant experience
Active participation in ASDSO and/or USSD (or ICOLD)
Strong PM skills, ability to deliver multidisciplinary projects on schedule at the as-sold margin
Ability to effectively mentor Deputy PMs
Experience working on risk analysis projects (PFMA, SQRA/L2RA)
Strong writing and communication skills
Business development for new and existing clients, prepare engineering services proposals, cost estimates, and schedules.
Must be a resourceful, highly organized professional with attention to people
Strong commitment to ensuring safe project execution
Relocation is not available for this position.
Sponsorship may be available for this role (existing US Employment Visa holders)
Travel requirements up to 30%
The selected candidate will be subjected to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Registration Screening (MVR).
Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range is $130,000-$180,000/annually (exempt).
AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.
AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.
Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have 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.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Business Line: Water
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Engineering
Work Location Model: On-Site