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AECOM Senior Civil Engineer Discipline Lead (Flood Control Design and Construction) in Cleveland, Ohio

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

The Central Civil Works Department is growing quickly in the Great Lakes and Mid-West area, and we are looking for a Senior Civil Engineering Discipline Lead who wants to help us grow a strong team in this area. We are excited to build a diverse team of engineers that specialize in flood risk management systems, locks and dams, levees, floodwalls, navigation floodgates, stormwater pumping stations, outfalls, spillways, and ecosystem restoration. Our department works on projects and with teams across the nation and the world. We bring together the skills of project managers, civil engineers, H&H engineers, geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, and environmental and planning specialists to provide integrated, sustainable and cost-effective solutions. This position is a hybrid position.

Our clients include private, local, national and global organizations, including water utilities and drainage authorities throughout the United States. This position would mostly work on federal projects for clients like, USACE, USIBWC, FEMA, NRCS, etc.

In this position as the Civil Engineering Discipline Lead or Project Design Manager on large flood risk management projects job duties:

  • Design Leadership : Conceptualize the design and oversee preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, technical reports, and other project documents; utilize standard techniques, procedures, and criteria while using advanced methods to innovate solutions on flood risk management projects from pursuit through construction.

  • Collaborate : With Client and AECOM counterparts to ensure stakeholder buy in to solutions, and also contribute to AECOMs wider technical capability and innovative approach.

  • Deliver Quality : Oversee and review work produced by others, as well as following all quality control measures to ensure timely and accurate results.

  • Explore and Harness : Seek opportunities to innovate and trial new methods by being inquisitive and forward thinking.

  • Mentor : Delegate tasks, direct and oversee the work of others and act as a technical mentor.

  • Be Part of the Team : Work closely with the multi-discipline project team, including civil, geotechnical, H&H engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineer, surveyors, and consultants.

  • Additional work includes:

  • Ensure compliance of design with all applicable standards and regulations, providing the seal and signature of the professional engineer.

  • Participate in alternatives analyses and value engineering

  • Perform constructability reviews

  • Conduct site visits at active construction sites to examine field conditions, site work that is under construction, site utilities, sediment and erosion control inspections, as built conditions

  • Present to clients for projects and proposals, as needed

  • Provide expertise on number of hours and assumptions for cost proposals, and determine staffing requirements for the defined scope and schedule

  • Assist on proposals and with business development, as needed

  • Pursue Your Future at AECOM : You can build the position into anything you want: technical leadership, people management, project management, and business development. These roles are equally important and equally valued.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related engineering field + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Professional Engineer license in one state in the US and able to easily obtain licenses in other states via reciprocity. NCEES profile is a plus.

  • Experience working on federal projects for agencies like USACE, USIBWC, FEMA, NRCS, etc.

  • Valid Driver’s License required

  • US Citizen or permanent resident.

Additional Preferred Experience

  • Leadership in at least one lock and dam system design project in the last 10 years

  • Working knowledge of federal flood control design guidelines, like USACE Engineering Manuals and FEMA’s 44 CFR Section 65.

  • Flood Risk Management design and construction projects specifically for USACE

  • Experience in alternative delivery projects, not necessarily in flood risk management

  • Senior Level: At least 15 years of experience as a Civil Engineer, the last 10 years should be focused on design of flood risk management projects .

  • Principal Level: At least 20 years of experience as a Civil Engineer, the last 10 years should be focused on design of flood risk management projects .

  • An understanding of design requirements for flood risk management projects, like dams, locks, levees, channels, rivers, sediment control features, etc.

  • Expertise in Bentley OpenRoads and an understanding in AutoCAD Civil 3D.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, contractors and clients

Additional Information


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $150,000.00 - $220,000.00.


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 absences, 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: J10105938

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid