AECOM Utility Worker in Jersey City, New Jersey

Business Line Construction Services

Position Title Utility Worker

United States of America - New Jersey

Jersey City

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Utility Worker to be based in our Jersey City, NJ location.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Utility workers are responsible for the maintenance of the area around tracks, right of way, stations, offices and other project property. Work may be done alone or as part of a team. May be required to drive a company vehicle. Utility workers are required to learn and abide by the Hudson Bergen Light Rail Rules Book and other company policies.

Level Specific Responsibilities:

Not all responsibilities are listed, but may include:

  • Cleaning of facilities at various locations including bathrooms and windows

  • Removal of debris along track right of way including culverts and ditches

  • Mopping and waxing of floors

  • Trash disposal

  • Landscaping and snow removal

  • Assist during emergencies to restore service

  • Painting

  • Perform all other duties assigned

Minimum Requirements


  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED) required.

  • One year of similar work experience

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with no suspensions or moving violations within the past 3 years

  • At interview, present a satisfactory driver's abstract showing violations, suspensions and points for the past 3 years

  • Demonstrated ability to follow verbal or written instructions and complete assigned work in a timely manner

  • Report for work on time

  • Abide by the attendance policy

Physical requirements: This position requires a pre-employment physical agility assessment.

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions including wind, extreme cold and heat on, or in close proximity to, railroad tracks.

  • Ability to walk on uneven surfaces and loose material safely in day, night or portable lighting conditions.

  • Learn and practice safe work habits

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

  • Must be able to walk long distances, up and down changing grades, and along uneven surfaces safely.

  • Must have good visual acuity, including ability to distinguish colors, depth perception and peripheral vision plus normal night vision.

  • Ability to listen for, distinguish and separate, sounds around heavy machinery, noisy equipment and tools. Must be able to hear and understand voices that are near and or at a distance.

  • Must be able to demonstrate agility and coordination while lifting, stooping, carrying heavy loads.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of outdoor or janitorial work experience preferred

  • Watchman protection. Must be qualified to become a watchman after 3 months from date of hire.

Additional Information:

  • Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass Drug and Alcohol Testing, Agility Testing and Background Screening before starting.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • Relocation benefits are not available for this position.

All internal candidates interested in applying must have a satisfactory discipline record during the period from 04/11/2017-04/11/2018.

Internal candidates interested in applying must have completed the probationary period, if applicable, for the position they currently maintain as specified in the agreement between AECOM and the TWU Local 229.

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 to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Transportation Operations Management / Traffic Monitoring

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184544BR

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.