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AECOM Transportation Planner in Oakland, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an entry level Port Planner to be based in Oakland, CA.

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 Responsibilities

As a Port Planner you will work, as part of project teams, to develop a range of conceptual plans for various types of marine and rail terminals. You will also use in-house simulation tools to help clients better understand options for development and operations. This is a diverse role that will involve your contribution and insight to the effective delivery of its current portfolio of projects and to bids for new work within an existing team of planners and engineers.

You will be joining of a global team of 500+ maritime specialists who support on a wide range of maritime developments including container terminals, LNG facilities, waterfront developments, cruise and ferry terminals, marinas and harbors as well as coastal schemes such as beach development and coastal protection schemes.

AECOM’s Ports team has an established track record of successfully delivering maritime services to port owners/operators, contractors and transportation agencies as well as government agencies, international financial institutions and private developers. Our maritime experience includes port planning, port economics and due diligence, engineering and design, construction supervision for local and global clients.

This position is open and can begin ASAP, but we do have some flexibility in start date for our preferred candidate.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of conceptual plans of port and rail terminals using AutoCAD

  • Conducting capacity and operational studies using a combination of spreadsheet and discrete event simulation tools

  • Presentation of results using a combination of PowerPoint presentations, written reports, and video animations

  • Coordinate with other in-house engineering disciplines as needed

  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related field or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Knowledge in AutoCAD and/or MicroStation

  • Passed the FE exam with expectations of taking the PE exam as soon as qualified

  • Experience with Excel macros a plus

  • Experience with 3D design software a plus

  • Programming skills are desirable

  • Experience with traffic modelling software

  • Ability to apply passion and enthusiasm for design in a collaborative and progressive team-oriented work environment

  • US Citizen preferred

  • Demonstrable interest in developing a career in Ports & Marine Engineering

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance is not provided 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 Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 266867BR

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.