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AECOM Mechanical Engineer in Oakland, California

Job Summary

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 an project technical leadership role.

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.

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 support design such as hydraulic analysis, 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

  • ​​​​​​​Review vendor drawings/data to ensure conformance with project specifications

  • Preparation of project specification and technical documents

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

  • Applies strong knowledge of industry codes, 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 HVAC and/or other similar building system

  • Experience with Hydrogen production facilities

  • Experience executing work in 3D model environments

  • Experience with Smart P&ID’s

  • 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

  • 2+ yrs experience as project technical mechanical lead

  • Strong experience leveraging laser scan or other data sets to inform design development

  • Knowledge of typical stakeholders and be able to anticipate data requests and expectations

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

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

Additional Information:

  • Relocation not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is available for this position

  • AECOM encourages, but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a worksite, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved accommodation must be received in order to enter an AECOM or worksite location in New York City, NY.

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 - Mechanical

Business Line Energy

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 269783BR

Additional Locations US - Baton Rouge, LA - 8555 United Plaza Blvd Suite 300, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Germantown, MD - 12420 Milestone Center Drive, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - New York, NY - 125 Broad Street, US - Oakland, CA - 300 Lakeside Drive, US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd

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.