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AECOM Design-Build Water/Wastewater Project Engineer in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Summary

.AECOM is seeking a motivated Project Engineer to join our growing Water Design Build team, in our Chelmsford, MA. This position will be part of an exciting team employing the latest technologies to solve critical water supply, treatment, and infrastructure projects such as water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and conveyance systems throughout the United States and Canada.

This is an opportunity to work on some of our nation’s most pressing water infrastructure problems and contributing to AECOM’s success as an industry leader in engineering and construction.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team 47,000 strong driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.


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.

Working as part of a multi-discipline project team in our Water Design Build group you will be involved in all phases of a project from conceptual design, detailed design, through construction and startup. During the design phase the successful candidate responsibilities will include:

  • Collaboratively work with a multi discipline design team

  • Lead technical designs and evaluations

  • Assist Sr. Managers – tracking scope, schedule and budget, adherence to QA/QC guidelines

  • Participate in the preparation of Design Build proposals, cost estimates, and schedules

  • Prepare design contract documents and specifications

  • Work collaboratively with our construction partners to evaluate constructability and cost

  • Participate in the selection and procurement of major process equipment

During the construction phase the role will include.

  • interfacing with our construction partners to coordinate design and construction submittals, RFIs, change orders and other construction documents

  • site visits and inspections

  • startup and testing of equipment and systems that you will help design!

This role provides an excellent opportunity to work with diverse project teams, travel to various project locations and attend industry conferences and meetings. Joining our Design Build team will also provide you with the opportunity to enhance your career by expanding your knowledge and experience across multiple disciplines, participating in the construction and startup of the work you design, and increasing your exposure to technical and business leaders across multiple regions and geographies within AECOM.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS Civil, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering or related degree

  • Minimum of 4 years' experience

  • Demonstrated work experience with an emphasis in water/wastewater collection and treatment planning, design, and construction phase services

  • EIT/FE is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer or EIT/FE with ability to obtain professional registration within 1 year of employment

  • Experience in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or Revit preferred but not required

  • Experience in PDF Editing Software, i.e. Bluebeam, Adobe, etc. is highly preferred

  • Familiarity and interest in the Design Build project delivery method

  • Must have ability and desire to work well in a team environment

Additional Information:

This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 264090BR

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.