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AECOM Resident Engineer in Oakland, California

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Resident Engineer to be based in Oakland, CA . This position is open to remote work.


  • Manage contractors and coordinate with outside agencies, design professionals and other project participants in the successful execution of the construction, schedule, cost, contract administration and quality aspects of highway/bridge construction projects.

  • Provide supervision/direction/training of staff with Inspection, documentation, and safety awareness.

  • Coordinate with contractor, client, and staff daily to ensure the project is constructed in accordance with the plans & specifications.

  • Interpret, organize, execute, manage and coordinate assignments on projects.

  • Identify/communicate resources needed to address successful execution of projects.

  • Monitor construction project activities and maintain proper documentation of the work.

  • Provide advice/consultation to client on construction matters, including compliance with federal/state laws and regulations.

  • Manage several projects at one time and be highly organized.

  • Maintain a safe work environment.

  • Ensure materials meet specification and contract requirements.

  • Prepare and process change orders.

  • Review and check inspectors pay quantities.

  • Attend progress meetings and prepare meeting minutes.

  • Review and recommend approval/denial on contractors' submittals.

  • Investigate and recommend design changes to the plans.

  • Oversee and develop staff.

  • Be active with local engineering groups.

  • Assist in development of new business, marketing to potential and existing clients



  • BA/BS + 8 Years or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Registration as a California Professional Engineer.

  • Must possess a valid California driver's license.


  • 12+ years of experience with construction of highways/roads/bridges.

  • Able to effectively communicate and negotiate with contractors and clients.

  • Working knowledge of State/Federal Highway and Bridge Construction specifications & construction contract administration procedures.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • 5+ years of experience with Caltrans highway/bridge construction and maintenance projects.

  • Experience with Caltrans construction procedures/document.

  • Extensive knowledge of highway/bridge design, construction and material.

  • Experience with Primavera scheduling, and dispute/claim resolution.

  • Thorough knowledge of Caltrans specifications & construction contract administration procedures

Additional Information

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

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $133,500.43 - $246,975.79.

  • 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.

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: J10078339

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Construction