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AECOM Hydraulic Structures Engineer in Clifton, New Jersey

Company Description

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a Hydraulic Structural Engineer for immediate employment in our Clifton, NJ office. This would be hybrid role, on site and telecommuting.

The successful candidate will support the Water Business Unit design teams to complete a diverse range of projects that involve design of dams and hydraulic structures. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. The work will involve the design of dams, appurtenant reinforced concrete structures and foundations, and appurtenant steel structures, (e.g. penstocks, spillway gates), and the candidate must be familiar with ACI design codes, as well as the Army Corps and Bureau of Reclamation design guidelines.

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

  • Performs structural computations and analysis of hydraulic structures.

  • Provide supervision of less experienced engineers

  • Prepares structural drawings (plans and details) and visual aids through coordination with CAD team

  • Reviews quantity calculations, prepares reports, and creates report figures

  • Performs assignments designed to develop professional knowledge and abilities, requiring application of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and codes

  • Prior knowledge of structural codes such as ACI 318, AISC Manual of Steel Construction, and ASCE 7.

  • Perform site visits and inspections.

  • Provide construction support including reviewing construction submittals and RFIs.


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.


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor's degree in Structural, Civil Engineering or related with 6+ years of experience.

  • Experience related to dam safety, dam design, and dam construction

  • PE License

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master's Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering

  • Experience with dam related design criteria from the FERC, USACE and Reclamation

  • 10+ years of previous dams, floodwalls, gate chambers or other hydraulic structures design experience.

  • Proficiency with equivalent finite element analysis software, Mathcad, and Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Familiar with AutoCAD and/or Microstation.

  • PE in NY and/or NJ preferred or ability to obtain

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: REF14396Y

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid