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AECOM Surface Water Engineer in Denver, Colorado

United States of America - Colorado, Denver

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative and highly motivated mid to entry -Level Surface Water Engineer for employment in one of our Colorado offices to support an array of water resources projects including floodplain mapping, surface water modeling and drainage design. AECOM is searching for candidates that have the ability to be a role model, be client-focused, be impactful, and be decisive. The position will involve working on projects for local municipalities, federal agencies, and private clients to conduct hydrologic & hydraulic modeling and drainage design.

Candidates can expect a diverse set of assignments primarily focused on flood risk analysis. There will also be opportunities to work with staff experienced in roadway design, mine drainage, stream health, and more. AECOM is recognized across the globe as a premier provider of consulting services. The Denver water group is no exception and includes industry experts that are willing to work with and train staff while giving them an opportunity to grow and showcase their skills. Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed. We operate in a fast-paced, client driven environment, solving new problems every day. It is a great work environment for those who value creativity, hard work, and enjoy a challenge. There are many opportunities within our company to grow.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

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

  • Build analytic and design skills by performing assignments requiring application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria to carry out engineering tasks. Assignments are designed to further develop judgment and understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.

  • Conduct engineering design/analysis using spreadsheets and programming tools under the supervision of an experienced engineer.

  • Create designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, and final working drawings under the supervision of an experienced engineer using programs such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD and Microstation.

  • Use computer software such as HEC-RAS, SRH2D, and StormCAD as a tool for solving basic engineering problems.

  • Performs work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule under supervision.

  • Develop reporting and documentation skills to include using visualizations for coordination with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in water resources, hydrology, hydraulic engineering, or other related field required

  • 2 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Have passed Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, or ability to pass within one year of employment

  • Capable of using spreadsheet, word processing and standard office software

  • Fundamental understanding of hydrology and hydraulics

  • Strong attention to detail and work ethic.

  • Ownership and accountability for quality deliverables

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not offered for this position,

  • Sponsorship is not offered for this position.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Water - Wastewater

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248815BR

Additional Locations US - Colorado Springs, CO - 2315 Briargate Parkway, US - Fort Collins, CO - 1601 Prospect Pkwy, US - Glenwood Springs, CO - 804 Colorado Ave

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.