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AECOM Structural Engineering Department Manager - Transportation / Bridge in Providence, Rhode Island

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Structural Engineering Department Manager to join our Transportation Business Line in our Providence, RI office. This position will oversee bridge and other transportation structural design technical work, monitor staffing and provide business development assistance. Experience with RIDOT, the RITBA and other transportation agencies is highly desired. The ideal candidate will perform the following:

  • Oversee hiring, monitor staffing and conduct performance evaluations;

  • Lead the staff by offering technical guidance;

  • Mentor staff to facilitate career development;

  • Manage multiple bridge design projects from inception to completion, ranging in contract value and complexity.

  • Advise project teams on technical issues, perform deliverable quality reviews, report on project status, and deliver design on schedule and within budget;

  • Coordinate design elements with other task leaders and/or group managers;

  • Lead, monitor and review design deliverables such as calculations, reports, models, construction cost estimates, construction drawings and specifications;

  • Develop scopes of work and price proposals;

  • Verify software usage for efficient design and coordination;

  • Participate in project negotiations with clients.

  • Develop and maintain strong client relationships through performance, service and effective communication.

  • Manage complex technical work independently while mentoring and guiding less experienced team members.

  • Participate in bridge group leadership and effectively communicate workload requirements to Bridge Manager and manage resources on projects

  • Enhance client relationships.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering or similar field plus 10 years of related experience overseeing bridge and other transportation structural design technical work or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Professional Engineering license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience

  • Knowledge of AASHTO requirements

  • MS Degree with concentration in Structural Engineering

  • Familiar with RIDOT projects

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

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

  • Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation (RI locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $140,000 - $190,000.

  • 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.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

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

ReqID: J10097836

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid