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AECOM Utility Design Discipline Lead - PE Required in Los Angeles, California

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking an experienced Utility Design Discipline Lead to be based in Los Angeles, California for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project


This position requires local travel, and ability to attend meetings at the project office in San Fernando Valley, CA a minimum of 3-5 days a week for the design phase of the project. While the position is primarily for East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project, AECOM has an impressive backlog of significant transportation projects in the Greater Los Angeles area and transit/rail projects across West Region and provides exceptional opportunity for professional growth.


  • Leading utility design, utility engineering team and being the primary interface between various disciplines leads and supervise all aspects of utility studies, relocation and new design on large scale roadway, transit, and multi-modal projects for public transportation clients.

  • Coordinate with the Contractor and third-party stakeholders.

  • Identify utility conflicts and lead resolution meetings with the Contractor and LA Metro

  • Prepares status reports and maintain tracking log for issues and resolutions

  • Assisting in preparation of proposals for marketing pursuits, preparing fee proposals for utility design scope of work

  • Demonstration of design expertise, mentoring and leading a technical team of engineers and designers in preparation of plans and reports.

  • Management of all phases of projects (from beginning to close out) including but not limited to

  • Overseeing utility design team’s technical deliverables and meeting project schedules from design through construction, as necessary.

  • Supervise the production of project plans and reports.

  • Promote technical excellence on projects, ensuring that QA/QC checks are performed in accordance with discipline policy and procedures.

  • Ensure that discipline design work is coordinated with project staff and engineers from other disciplines by maintaining clear and frequent communications.

  • Establish budgets, ensure quality and timeliness of deliverables, and supervise the execution of work.



  • BA/BS + 8 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • California PE License


  • 12+ years of total experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited university.

  • 10+ years of previous design experience in preparation of Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) for new utilities, relocation of existing utilities.

  • Current working experience with design software Autodesk Civil 3D. Proficiency and knowledge of computer software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project, Power BI, scheduling software, and SharePoint.

  • Knowledge of the City of Los Angeles, and County of Los Angeles Storm Drain and Sewer Design Manuals, Federal Statutes, and California State Statutes.

  • Familiarity with 3rd Party Utility Companies such as Los Angeles Department Water and Power, Southern California, Southern California Edison, ATT & Franchise Utility Purveyor procedures and coordination

  • Experience with various project delivery mechanics – design build/progressive design build preferred.

  • Proven track record with large client account management, mega-project pursuits, and engineering/planning staff development.

  • Experience reviewing utility/railroad designs to ensure compliance with utility/railroad design standards.

  • A general understanding of land survey principles, and the ability to read and plot legal descriptions.

  • A desire to work with external contractors/Subconsultants, AECOM’s other divisions/regions and interact directly with major clients.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills and communication skills requiring client interaction.

  • Ability to work with various multi-disciplined teams is essential to this role.

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), and the ability to speak knowledgeably with other consultants, stakeholders, other governmental agencies, and individual citizens.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to track large data sets, and the ability to illustrate, analyze and convey those data sets effectively.

Additional Information

  • Travel is required for this position

  • Sponsorship is available for this position

  • Relocation may be available for this position

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $106,800.34 - $197,580.63.

  • 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.

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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 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.

ReqID: J10095603

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site