AECOM Chief Engineer in McLean, Virginia

United States of America - Virginia, McLean

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Chief Engineer to serve as a Senior Lead in collaboration with Central Plant leadership to oversee the operation and maintenance of all utility systems.


  • Directs all functions of plant operations and personnel.

  • Responsible for all water treatment testing and reporting.

  • Respond to emergency situations site wide, performing any and all tasks necessary for the protection of property and personnel.

  • Set-up and timely post all schedules and changes for all assigned personnel.

  • Periodically review logs and instruct Engineer – Watch Chief of any necessary changes or corrections.

  • Develop and maintain site wide utility switching procedure.

  • Direct and coordinate all major utility repair, shutdown and restart.

  • Perform other job related work as required.

Minimum Requirements


  • Must possess Class I stationery engineer license, DC 3rd steam boiler engineer license or equivalent.

  • Must possess universal CFC certification.

  • Able to read and interpret blueprints.

  • Working knowledge of piping systems

  • Ability to comprehend written and oral instructions.

  • Must work scheduled rotational shifts, including days, evenings, nights, holidays and weekends.

  • Be capable, as required to stand watches for personnel under their supervision.

  • Thorough knowledge of mechanical systems and electricity including equipment and testing instrumentation.

  • Knowledge of and experience with valves, traps, strainers, and refrigeration systems

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, have obtained and able to maintain Top Secret Security Clearance.No relocation provided.


  • Eight years experience in commercial/industrial operations.

  • Minimum of six years experience in the operation of a major plant and three years supervising staff in a major physical plant - (100,000 lb/hr or greater total steam capacity) and (10,000 t/hr or greater total chiller capacity).

  • Two years experience in generator operations.

EDUCATION High school, technical school, apprenticeship, trade school graduate or equivalent required.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Working knowledge of HVAC systems.

  • Ability to write correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • Have basic computer skills.

  • Formalized training in stationery engineering or related crafts

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Craft/Trade

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 210681BR

Clearance Required Yes

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.