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Job Information

AECOM Senior Hydropower Engineering Project Manager in Seattle, Washington

United States of America - Washington, Seattle

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Project Manager/Senior Civil Engineer – Dams and Hydropower Design to be based in Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon

About AECOM:

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 and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

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

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


With more than 3,200 Water professionals in all major markets throughout the United States and Canada, AECOM’s Water business line leverages nearly a century of local, national and international project experience to provide today’s municipalities, industries and governments with cost-effective solutions to their Water challenges. We deliver our services—from environmental planning studies to detailed design, construction management, and operations and maintenance—to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Our public sector work encompasses everything from small rural communities, to large urban centers, to agencies with regional responsibilities. Our private sector work includes assignments for multiple commercial/industrial sectors, including oil and gas, chemicals, power, food and beverage, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

Job Summary:

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, coordinate, direct, and supervise design teams in the design of water infrastructure projects such as dams, spillways, outlet works, hydroelectric facilities, and fish passage facilities

  • Resolves complex challenging issues to benefit our clients

  • Manages local and national projects in accordance with AECOM’s project management required practices

  • Deliver project financial performance in accordance with AECOM expectations

  • Act as primary point of contact with clients to identify new opportunities, prepare proposals, and prepare design cost estimates

  • May be responsible for Project teams that include 10 or more members often representing multiple business lines, working in remote locations, and may include sub-contractors or sub-consultants

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS Degree in engineering or related field of study

  • Eight (8) years or more of related experience

  • Registered professional civil engineer (PE) license in Washington, Oregon, or California or the ability to obtain one 6 months after hire

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Travel to other offices as well as to project sites will be required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in civil engineering or related field

  • 15+ years of experience working on dam and/or hydropower facilities

  • Experience with West Coast dam and hydropower clients

  • Qualified applicants will have experience managing projects with $5M-$20M contract value ($25M-$100M construction value)

  • Understanding of regulatory and permitting environment in Washington, Oregon, and/or California, including work under the jurisdiction of the State of California, Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

  • Approved by the FERC as an Independent Consultant to perform Part 12 safety inspections on dams and hydroelectric power facilities

  • Strong communication skills

  • PMI certified project manager (PMP)

  • Registration as a Structural or Geotechnical Engineer

  • Ability to work with limited supervision; organized; energetic and enthusiastic; and ability to build productive working relationships within the firm and with project teams

  • Strong and successful background in client relations and business development

  • Proven leadership skills, with a proven track-record of successful project delivery and client satisfaction

  • Excellent oral and written English language presentation skills

  • Strong report writing capability

  • Experience with hydropower pumped storage plants is a plus

  • Experience working with the U.S. Army Corps. Of Engineers is a plus

  • Experience working with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is a plus

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 - Hydropower

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 246199BR

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.