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Job Information

AECOM Resident Engineer in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking for a Resident Engineer to be based in Orange, Bakersfield, Ontario, Los Angeles or San Diego, California office.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS—Transportation

  • As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future — safely, equitably and reliably.

  • We combine our extensive planning, design, construction and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our cities, countries and continents.

  • Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

The job responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Construction Manager during the design phase from schematic drawings to 100% construction drawings, assembly of specifications by interacting with designers and stakeholders

  • Assist Client in procurement of construction services and contract award

  • Supervisor for project personnel from AECOM

  • Coordinate and manages services provided by sub-consultants

  • Owners representative leading the construction management team to oversee the construction contract

  • Contract Administration (process contractor pay applications, evaluate and process change orders, responses to RFI, RFCs, project correspondence with Contractor, Stakeholders and Designers)

  • Review technical submittals for materials incorporated into the project, temporary structures and work plans

  • Coordinate and inspect contractor work while project is in progress, safety, quality assurance of materials

  • Track change order requests & problem issues and react to feedback from Client Management personnel, prepare reports on project details and communicate overall project goals and details to senior client managers

  • Maintain project management logs (RFIs, changes, submittals, construction documents, FF&E, close-out)

  • Assist the Project Manager with controlling and monitoring project budget & schedule

  • Represents the owner on final job walks; facilitates project acceptance by stakeholders

  • Coordinates with Caltrans and local railroad operators

  • Coordinates and facilities relocation of utilities by third parties during construction

  • Contribute feedback that might make work safer, cheaper, cleaner, lower impact or any other way improve the operational success of the projects

  • Support business development efforts and help maintain client relationships

  • Understanding of bid processes and construction contracts

  • Ability to organize and manage contractors on complex projects and coordinate with public agencies

  • Previous experience as a Supervisor or Manager leading project teams

  • Working on projects using alternative delivery methods such as DB or CMGC

  • Thorough knowledge of engineering and construction principles, practices and procedures, applicable laws and government regulations, public contract code

  • Experience evaluating and negotiating contract change orders

  • Knowledge of custom contract administration and documentation software

  • Working on projects that include significant bridge construction

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant Architecture or Engineering discipline + 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Professional Engineers License (Civil) - California

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years relevant experience in Construction

  • Knowledge and experience in MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat

  • Previous experience as Resident Engineer on projects with construction cost greater than $30 million

  • Previous experience managing construction projects that include working in light rail, passenger rail or freight rail right of way

  • Knowledge of Caltrans Standard Plans and Specifications, Caltrans construction related manuals and regional standards

Additional Information:

  • Sponsorship for US work authorization is not available for this position.

  • Relocation and/or per diem benefits are not offered.

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 Construction Management

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 268622BR

Additional Locations US - Bakersfield, CA - 5001 E Commercenter Dr, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave, US - Ontario, CA - 901 Via Piemonte, US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A Street

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.