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Job Information

AECOM Structural Engineer - Ports & Marine in Orange, California

United States of America - California, Orange

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Structural Engineer to be based in Orange, CA. As a Structural Engineer you will work, as part of project teams, to develop a range of engineering scheme solutions from initial concept through to detailed design for implementation and support roles on construction supervision contracts. 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 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.

The Orange office 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 expected to begin immediate.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS—Transportation

As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future — safely, equitably and reliably.

We combine our extensive planning, design, construction and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our cities, countries and continents.

Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

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

  • Undertaking design and planning activities on maritime projects - container terminals, mining/bulk, oil/gas, marinas, ports and harbors, coastal defense and development schemes;

  • Assist with calculations and productions of drawing and documents under the supervision of senior staff.

  • Wharves, piles, sheet piles, dolphins, across the United States

  • Independently prepare engineering related calculations

  • Review work prepared by other engineers with the department

  • Develop structural technical specifications, plans, and details

  • Coordinate with other in-house engineering disciplines as needed

  • Perform condition assessments and site visits as needed

  • Occasional short to medium term site visits may also become necessary depending on project requirements;

  • Maritime design and planning, including maritime codes/standards such as USACE, PIANC, OCIMF.

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or related field

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in structures in Marine environment

  • Professional Engineering (PE) License

  • Valid Driver’s license required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science (with structural engineering concentration)

  • Five (5) years or more of related experience

  • California PE license preferred

  • Experience in the design of marine structures including wharves, piles, sheet piles, and dolphins in seismic zones

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of computer analysis and design software such as SAP 2000, RISA 3D, STAAD.Pro, SAFE and (or equivalent).

  • Knowledge in AutoCAD and/or MicroStation

  • The ability to work with, interpret, and apply national and local, and marine structures related codes.

  • Proficient in the use of computers for making engineering calculations, spreadsheets, and report writing

  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing project requirements and deadlines

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

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

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • Relocation assistance is not provided for this role.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Maritime

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256139BR

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.