AECOM Principal Engineer Structural/Mechanical in Aiken, South Carolina

United States of America - South Carolina, Aiken

Job Summary

Savannah River Remediation, an LLC of AECOM, is seeking a Principal Engineer – Structural/Mechanical​ to be based in our Aiken, SC location.

The Principal Engineer Structural/Mechanical supervises a group of 10 -15 engineering professionals performing advanced structural and mechanical analyses in the Design Services organization.



  • Responsible for advanced structural analyses of various structures to validate their design adequacy for normal operation and accident loading conditions.

  • Advanced structural analyses include Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction (SSI); dynamic seismic analysis (response spectra and time-history); development of in-structure seismic response spectra, and evaluation of structural responses for tornado winds, missile penetration, precipitation (rain, flood, snow), and explosion (blast/detonation and deflagration).


  • Responsible for advanced engineering evaluations employing stress analysis, solid and fluid mechanics principles, and heat transfer phenomena to validate the design adequacy of various equipment for normal operation and various accident event conditions.

  • Applications involve both hand computations and computer software including finite element analyses for linear and non-linear components, pipe stress, fluid flow, and pressure vessel design. SRS component design requires the capability to evaluate component structural responses due to thermal-hydraulic pressure transients, vibration, other live loads, wind loads, and seismic events.

  • Design evaluation tasks also include the ability to determine pressure relief valve size requirements for fluid systems, and to determine pump size requirements for piping networks.

Provides clear scope definition and technical direction to subordinates

Additional information:

  • Relocation benefits are available for this position.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or Civil/Structural Engineering with 8+ years’ experience, or

  • MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or Civil/Structural Engineering with 10 + years’ experience, or

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Civil Structural Engineering with 12+ years’ experience and a Professional Engineers License in either discipline.

  • 5 years leadership experience of engineering professionals.

  • Experience with monitoring and controlling work to meet approved budgets and schedules

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of STAAD, ANSYS, ABAQUS, SASSI, DYNA3D, AUTOPIPE, ANSYS, PVElite, COMPRESS, or similar computer codes.

  • Working knowledge of National Codes and Standards including IBC, AISC (ASD, LRFD, & N690), ASCE, ACI (318 & 349), ASME VIII, ASME III, API-579, ASME B31, NFPA-13, SMACNA, and ASME AG-1.

  • Knowledge of advanced engineering principles and practices to develop appropriate outputs.

  • Good organizational and communication skills and expresses ideas concisely and clearly both orally and in writing

  • In-depth knowledge of the conventional technology in the specialized field, computer applications, Industry Codes and Standards, design control, and Department of Energy requirements.

  • Accepts responsibility for own actions and commitments and those of his or her subordinates; takes ownership of his or her job.

  • Works well in an environment of multiple demands and shifting directions and priorities.

  • Ability to perform field walk-downs.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

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Job Category Engineering

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 202861BR

Clearance Required 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.