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AECOM Civil Engineer III/IV in New Orleans, Louisiana

Job Summary

AECOM ’s Water Infrastructure Team is looking for a highly driven Mid-Level Civil Engineer who will report to the Dallas office, but can work remotely.

The Water team brings together the skills of project managers, civil engineers, H&H engineers, geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, and environmental and planning specialists to provide integrated, sustainable and cost-effective solutions. Projects include flood risk reduction systems, dams, levees, floodwalls and floodgates, water supply, tunnels/trenchless technology, roads water/wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, pipe networks, sewerage, and outfalls.

This position would be responsible for assisting with the preparation of Civil/Site Drawings, supporting Calculations and Specifications. The selected candidate would assist with conceptualizing design and coordinating the flow of technical documents (drawings, specifications, quantities, and cost) between interfacing engineering disciplines.

Our clients include private, local, federal and global organizations, including water utilities and drainage authorities throughout the United States. This position would mostly work on federal projects for clients like, USACE, USIBWC, FEMA, NRCS, etc. Project types include horizontal, heavy earthwork design, like improvements to or new dams, levees, floodwalls, channels, etc. Additional project types include drainage, pipeline and collection stormwater facility design, tunnel design, planning, and construction management.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Duties:

  • Work as the project engineer on heavy civil flood control projects and provides technical support for a variety of civil design related projects.

  • Responsible for assisting with preparation and successful completion of construction package deliverables (design drawings, specifications, cost estimates, alternatives analysis, technical memoranda, and design documentation reports).

  • Generate conceptual layouts/designs or dams, levees, floodwalls, floodgates, channels, culverts, headwalls, detention ponds, operating ponds, spillways, rock drains, and haulage/access/circulation roads. Designs incorporate erosion control features, geosynthetics, and exposed or sub-surface piping.

  • Complete quantity and cost estimates, as well as alternative assessments.

  • Prepare drafts of portions of technical proposals, reports, regulatory agency permits, as well as less complex external and internal documents.

  • Develop alignments, 3D models (BIMs), cross sections, plan sets, visual aids, etc using Bentley OpenRoads, as well as knowledge in AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Design channels and energy dissipation structures that include concrete, riprap, articulated concrete block, fabric-formed concrete, and baffle blocks for erosion control

  • Coordinate and integrate civil design with results from geotechnical, structural, mechanical, and electrical designs.

  • Develop tangible engineering design skills through periodic field experience. This may include construction support (verification of design implementation, adherence to quality, contractor/owner engagement), site inspections, and geotechnical investigations. Also provide construction support from the office by adapting designs to field conditions.

  • Produce technical calculations to high standards of quality using current computer software.

  • Assist with the preparation of technical specifications.

  • Utilize standard techniques, procedures, and criteria while gaining understanding of advanced methods

  • Coordinates multi-discipline design efforts; work closely with the project team, including civil, geotechnical, H&H engineers, structural engineers, and surveyors to provide value to each project

  • Assists with the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Professional Engineer license in Texas, or able to obtain Texas PE license within 6 months of employment.

  • Valid Driver’s License required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mid-Level: 5 to 12 years of experience as a Civil Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related engineering field from an ABET accredited institution.

  • Strong technical progression within Civil Engineering and Design

  • Mid-level proficiency in civil engineering design and analysis, including BIM development for heavy earthwork design projects, site design, grading and drainage design, water line and sewer design, stormwater permitting and design, and erosion and sediment control

  • Proficiency with Bentley OpenRoads and experience in other design software (Civil 3D, Bentley Design Suites, Water CAD, Sewer CAD, GEOPAK, ARC GIS, etc)

  • An understanding of how plans and specifications should be developed and used during construction.

  • Experience with cost estimating and quantity takeoffs for an engineer’s estimate.

  • Ability to work on fast paced complex projects

  • Ability to work on multiple ongoing projects at the same time

  • Willing to work overtime if needed to complete a task to meet the client’s schedule or request

  • Detail-oriented and technical

  • Highly motivated self-starter

  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight

  • Experience with USACE engineering/construction projects

Additional Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working in any geotechnical software is a plus

  • Experience in site civil design is a plus

Additional Information:

  • Sponsorship opportunities for US Employment Authorization is not offered for this role.

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 Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 260258BR

Additional Locations US - Austin, TX - 13640 Briarwick Drive, Suite 200, US - Baton Rouge, LA - 8555 United Plaza Blvd Suite 300, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - New Orleans, LA - 1555 Poydras St

Virtual: 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.