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AECOM Structural Engineer, Hydraulic Structures in Denver, Colorado

Company Description

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

How will you make your mark?

The West Region Dams and Reservoirs team of AECOM is actively seeking a motivated, creative, highly talented Structural Engineer with risk analysis experience for employment in the Denver, CO office. The dams and reservoirs team within the Water Business Line is responsible for providing engineering and design services in support of multidisciplinary projects, with a focus on water storage and hydropower dam projects.

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

  • Managing and providing technical support for structural analyses such as 2D and 3D FEA of concrete gravity dams, curved gravity dams, arch dams, and other hydraulic structures such as intake towers, spillways and spillway gates.

  • Preparing structural reports, drawings, and specifications for water storage and hydropower dams.

  • Preparing and presenting technical presentations to project team, clients, and technical review boards.

  • Performing dam safety inspections.

  • Participating in potential failure mode analyses and risk analyses for water storage and hydropower dams, including identifying and developing potential failure modes, serving as recorder, subject matter expert, and/or facilitator in risk analysis workshops, estimating risk, and report documentation.

  • Managing budgets, providing client updates, and performing general project management tasks.

  • Preparing structural engineering proposals.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Valid Drivers License required.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in the structural engineering discipline.

  • Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from ABET-accredited institution

  • Valid PE License or equivalent license in home country.

  • Experience in project management and/or task leadership

  • Experience working on 3+ risk analysis projects as a subject matter expert and/or facilitator is preferred

  • Technical experience in dam design and evaluation

  • Experience with ANSYS, SAP2000, MathCAD, Grapher, and AutoCAD Civil3D

  • Experience in preparing design reports, drawings, and specifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrate proactive problem-solving skills

  • Ability to delegate tasks effectively

  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment

  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility, and flexibility

  • Must be a resourceful, highly organized professional with attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines

  • Effective time-management and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Occasional travel to project sites, both local and remote

Additional Information

  • Relocation may be available for this role.

  • AECOM is interested in every qualified candidate eligible to work in the United States. Permanent residency sponsorship is available for current H1-B visa holders in the United States.

  • Up to 30% travel required for this role.

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The target salary range for this position is $120,000 - $145,000.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $120,000.00 - $145,000.00.


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: J10107287

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site