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AECOM Senior Structural Dams Engineering Manager in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

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

Job Summary:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Structural Dam Engineering Project Manager to work as part of a dedicated dams engineering practice in our East Region. We are seeking an experienced engineer to support and grow our dams practice in the core area of structural engineering. This position will support a variety concrete dam engineering projects that involve hydraulic structures and dam design across the East region, nationally and around the world.


  • Providing technical support for projects including design, analysis, inspection, construction observation, and regulatory compliance activities associated with a variety of concrete dams, spillways and appurtenant structures. Includes:

  • Technical investigations

  • Conceptual to detailed dam analysis and design for new construction and rehabilitation

  • Dam construction oversight

  • Perform detail checks and quality reviews of other Engineer's work.

  • Communicate with multi-disciplinary teams on various projects related to dams and other hydraulic structures.

  • Produce construction documents and specifications.

  • Prepare technical drawings and visual aids through coordination with CAD team.

  • Conduct quantity calculations, prepare reports, and create report figures.

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

  • Responsible for internal quality control technical reviews.

  • Lead and mentor junior staff.

  • Flexibility and willingness to travel for project work part time as needed.

  • Assist and perform the roles of a Project Manager such as maintaining client relationships, contracting, project planning and execution, financial management, technical management, change management and project team management.

  • Plan, direct, and supervise small to large scale projects that include 5 or more members, often representing multiple business lines.

  • Support business development efforts by working directly with clients and subcontractors to build trusted relationships.

  • Writing proposals and technical approaches as well as preparing project budgets and schedules.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Structural Engineering.

  • Minimum of 10 years of direct experience working on concrete/masonry dams, spillways, and appurtenant structures.

  • Relevant experience with concrete dam projects, including rehabilitation and/or new design and construction.

  • Concrete dam inspection field work experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Experience interacting with clients and managing projects.

  • Must have the desire and ability to complete the AECOM Project Manager training and certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering.

  • Previously approved FERC Independent Consultant (IC) or the ability to receive FERC approval to perform Part 12D Inspections.

  • Knowledge of seismic analysis for dams involving deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, utilizing response spectrum and time-history analyses.

  • Experience performing risk assessments and Potential Failure Mode Analyses (PFMAs) related to concrete dam design, construction and operation.

  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive.

  • Experience in structural analysis of concrete arch dams and curved gravity dams using relevant three-dimensional finite element analysis software programs such as STADD Pro, Ansys and LS-DYNA.

  • Experience mentoring junior staff and leadership.

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: J10077033

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering