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AECOM Project Engineer - Water, Wastewater, Water Resources in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Company Description

How will you make your mark?

At AECOM, our work in providing access to clean water enables communities to thrive and ecosystems to flourish, contributing to a resilient future. As a global leader in infrastructure consulting, we are at the forefront of significant water projects, with over 6,000 of the industry’s best minds driving innovation and technical excellence. Together, we develop solutions that are not only best in the world, but best for the world.

With an acceleration in infrastructure investment, your bold ideas and global expertise have never been more crucial. Join our dynamic team, where innovation, career growth, and collaboration are celebrated. Enjoy the freedom to grow with customizable career paths, water-specific technical and professional development and the potential to contribute to transformational projects worldwide. Discover your #H2Opportunity

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a talented Project Engineer to support our Water, Wastewater, and Water Resources practice based in Chelmsford, MA.

The selected employee will have a primary focus on water/wastewater/water resources utility planning, design, condition assessment, and mapping for state, municipal, and private clients. The candidate will perform a variety of tasks, including site investigations, field measurements, utility investigations, capacity studies, condition assessments, conceptual through 100 percent design, cost estimating, and construction administration/observation. The successful candidate will have ample opportunities to develop professionally through frequent collaboration with senior engineers, project manager, clients, regulatory agencies, and industry-leading subject matter experts, and attendance at professional conferences.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides technical support for a variety of utility design related projects, including treatment plants, pump/booster stations, water line and collection line design, rehabilitation, master planning, and construction administration.

  • Creates designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, and final working drawings.

  • Work under supervision of a senior project manager in the water/wastewater/water resources practice or senior level team members.

  • Utilize basic engineering principles, judgement, theories, practices, and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems.

  • Work on routine or detailed engineering assignments involving calculations and engineering analyses.

  • Perform work with little supervision.

  • Propose approaches to solve new problems.

  • Identify discrepancies in outcomes, results, and analysis of engineering tasks.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.

  • Provide guidance to entry-level engineers.

  • Record field data using tablets and GPS units.

  • Record and interpret data, conduct analyses, prepare reports, and compare findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Perform data gathering site visits, field measurements, mapping, and observations during construction.

  • Performs quality control review of design calculations or drawings.

  • Software use includes, but is not limited to: AutoCAD Civil 3D, ArcGIS, Bentley and/or hydraulic modeling packages.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Environmental Engineering or related discipline + 4 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in planning, modeling, and/or design of water, wastewater, and stormwater utility projects.

  • Professional Engineer, or ability to obtain PE licensure within one (1) year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Progressive experience with water/wastewater utility planning, modeling, condition assessment, and design.

  • Basic knowledge of industry standard computer software for the position (examples include software such as CADD, HCS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, GIS, Hydrologic/Hydraulic models).Demonstrated time management skills, work ethic and attention to detail.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with technicians, designers, engineers, and project managers for the preparation of high-quality work products.

  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with clients, subconsultants, regulatory agencies, and members of the public as may be necessary to accomplish assigned objectives.

  • Ability to work productively in a collaborative team environment and demonstrate growth potential as well as a desire to learn.

  • Detail oriented while still able to understand/comply with the big picture/goals of a project.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Flexible – can adapt to shifting priorities / work schedules.

  • Able to work independently.

  • Self-learner.

Additional Information

Additional information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $87,778.70 - $120,000.00.


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: J10111346

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid