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AECOM Water Resources, Stormwater, & Civil Engineering Lead in Arlington, Virginia

Company Description

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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 over 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.

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a creative and highly talented engineer to lead a variety of stormwater infrastructure and natural resources engineering, planning, and design projects in our Raleigh, NC or Arlington, VA offices. The ideal candidate will have experience with municipal, state, and federal stormwater programs and stormwater and water resources planning, design, and implementation. In this role, the successful candidate will manage and provide senior technical oversight for a variety of water resources and stormwater engineering projects in support of AECOM’s federal, state, and municipal clients. Experience successfully leading and managing projects of highly technical nature will be essential to serve effectively in this role. In addition, the candidate will serve a key role in mentoring and developing mid- and junior-level staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a project manager for stormwater planning, design, and implementation projects.

  • Lead preparation of project proposals and agreements.

  • Lead preparation of design and construction drawings and documents (including opinions of probable construction cost) for stormwater infrastructure projects (including green stormwater infrastructure and nature-based solutions).

  • Prepare, review, and seal design documents as a licensed professional engineer in NC and/or VA (where applicable).

  • Manage bid and construction phase services for a variety of clients.

  • Provide technical review of project deliverables.

  • Maintain existing client relationships and contracts through successful project delivery.

  • Develop new clients and grow water resources practice statewide and across the southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

  • Attend client meetings and coordinate with regulatory agencies.

  • Coordinate with AECOM project team members (and subcontractors when used).

  • Provide technical leadership in the areas of environmental and stormwater management research, field work, stormwater analysis, monitoring, and water quality and watershed modeling.

  • Provide technical oversight and reviews of stormwater design and construction documents, inspection checklists, studies, reports, assessments, etc.

  • Participate in local and regional water resources organizations, as appropriate on behalf of AECOM.

  • Some local travel will be required in North Carolina and/or Virginia; occasional travel outside of local area may be required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Civil, Environmental, or related engineering field +8 years of demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Professional engineering license in the State of North Carolina and/or Virginia, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date.

  • Valid Driver’s License and as a condition of employment must be able to pass AECOM’s Motor Vehicle Records review.

  • Due to the nature of work, US Citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) other relevant certifications (e.g., CFM, LEED AP, ENV SP, CPESC, BCEE, etc.).

  • Ability to interact appropriately with regulatory personnel and clients for routine tasks.

  • Green stormwater infrastructure and nature-based solutions experience.

  • Watershed modeling, planning, and management experience.

  • Experience with hydraulic analysis, drainage and grading design, specification writing, preparing design documents and reports.

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Bluebeam, and/or other drafting software.

  • NPDES/TMDL/water quality experience.

  • FEMA LOMA/LOMR/CLOMR experience.

  • 404/401 permitting experience.

  • Pre- and post-construction permitting experience.

  • Dam Safety Program experience.

  • Familiarity with ISW and MS4 permitting requirements.

  • Experience working in the capacity of a project manager and/or program manager.

  • Experience leading and developing teams.

  • Experience with business development and client relationship management.

  • Experience and confidence to work independently to produce high quality deliverables on time and within budget.

  • Stormwater infrastructure planning, design, and implementation experience.

  • Experience developing design/construction plans and specifications.

  • Experience developing strategies and planning documents related to stormwater management.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $93,000.00 - $165,000.00.


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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. 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: J10110549

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid