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AECOM Preconstruction Planner in Columbia, South Carolina

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

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.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Utility Coordinator for employment in Columbia, SC.

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

  • Support the SC Transportation Group on all utility relocation and permitting for SCDOT and other County/City projects across the State.

  • Assist designers with conceptual utility cost estimates

  • Review preliminary and final utility plans

  • Coordinate with involved utility owners/operators to achieve timely project notifications and submittals

  • Track utility plan submittals and status of markups from the utility companies

  • Identify foreseeable project utility impacts and provide recommendations for resolution and minimization of project/utility costs and delays

  • Secure reimbursable cost estimates, agreements, certification letters, Utility Adjustment Schedules, and plans from all utility owner/operators

  • Maintain project correspondence and tracking database

  • Certify that all foreseeable utility conflicts are resolved and that all utility agreements and negotiations have been completed prior to bidding for construction

  • Provide advice and assistance in using utility and Overhead/Subsurface Utility Engineering investigation data

  • Review Utility Adjustment Schedules during construction

  • Review utility reimbursement invoices

  • Assist in resolving utility conflicts in the field

  • Coordinate with utility companies during construction if they begin to hold up the progress of the project


​​​​​​ Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree or demonstrated equivalent such as a combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience

  • U.S. Citizenship is required, due to the nature of the work

  • Valid Driver’s License, and must be able to pass AECOM’s Motor Vehicle Records review.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or demonstrated equivalent such as a combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience

  • Candidate should have a strong technical background with the design and construction of various types of transportation projects including road and intersection improvements, sidewalks and multi-use paths

  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

  • Local government work experience is a plus

  • State Work experience is a plus

  • Contract administration experience is a plus

  • Proven experience delivering multiple projects with various funding sources on time and within budget

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role

  • Relocation is not available for this role


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $64,000.00 - $115,000.00.


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: J10095414

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Construction

Work Location Model: On-Site