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AECOM Mechanical Engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana

Company Description

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 Description

AECOM has a position available for a mid-career Mechanical Engineer to support our growing Energy Business Line.

For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to work remotely and/or be located at a variety of Energy offices in multiple locations across the United States through our Freedom to Grow program . We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to with an industrial background and project leadership experience to promote our skills to new clients and maintain our existing client base.

AECOM’s Freedom to Grow program gives employees and managers more flexibility in determining both working schedules and work locations. Our Freedom to Grow program maximizes employee wellbeing and improves our sustainability goals while still delivering the best solutions to our clients. We are challenging the status quo and strengthening gender equity and inclusion in the workplace through a culture and balance that works for both you and AECOM.

Our team provides a wide range of mechanical engineering services across markets sectors including oil and gas – upstream, midstream and downstream refining, industrial processes (chemical, petrochemical, food and beverage), mining/bulk material handling and future and renewable fuels (such as hydrogen, renewable natural gas, biogas, carbon capture).

The successful candidate is expected to be a detail oriented, experienced engineer who can make decisions independently under the guidance of senior staff. It is an excellent career opportunity for an engineer with a strong technical background and looking to grow into a project technical leadership role.

The responsibilities of this role also include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Development of mechanical equipment and piping material specifications

  • Produce calculations to inform design such as hydraulic modeling, pipe stress calculations, tank and pump sizing

  • Coordination with mechanical design team to direct completion of engineering drawings.

  • Multi-discipline collaboration on the development of equipment general arrangements, P&ID’s, isometrics, asset and tie-in lists, orthographic, etc.

  • Attend client meetings and/or site field visits

  • Works under limited supervision.

  • Performs both routine and non-routine, complex design assignments that require judgment in resolving issues or making recommendations.

  • Maintain open communication with project team (including remote staff) regarding workload planning, task estimating and budgeting

  • Working with Project Engineers and Project Managers on developing workload forecasts, design schedules and budgets for electrical engineering work activities

  • Creating, updating, and implementing group specific standards

  • Prepare technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, and recommendations.

  • Interact with vendors, regulatory agencies and contractors

  • Preparation of project specification and contract documents

  • Ability to check and verify work prepared by peer/group

  • Applies strong knowledge of industry standards, guides, specifications, and procedures specific to working in with US mechanical and industrial infrastructure

  • Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of design work


AECOM’s Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to energy engineering, energy procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. Our understanding of the big picture – and the interconnection between generation, distribution, storage, and the demand side of the meter – allows us to deliver holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global framework to bring together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers who advance cleaner, secure, and more sustainable energy solutions


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from ABET accredited college or university

  • 4 years of relevant experience in industrial facility mechanical engineering

  • Able to participate in field walks and create field sketches, take dimensions, climb ladders, etc. as necessary

  • EIT Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience preferred

  • Demonstrated experience with specifying mechanical equipment (e.g. rotating equipment, tanks, pneumatic conveying, dewatering)

  • Familiarity with diverse metallurgy

  • Demonstrated experience with engineering software packages: Caesar II, Pipe-Flo (or other hydraulic modeling application), AspenTech applications and/or Applied Flow Technology applications

  • Experience with Commercial Building MEP design and HVAC

  • Exposure to working in food and beverage production facilities

  • Experience executing work in 3D model environments

  • Experience working in collaborative model environments (e.g. Navisworks, BIM 360)

  • Experience with bulk material handling

  • Strong knowledge of piping specifications and pipe stress analysis

  • Experience in participating complex, multi-discipline programs/projects and CAD teams

  • Knowledge of industry (incl safety) standards (e.g. API, ASME)

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role

  • Sponsorship is available for this role

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

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10077910

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid