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AECOM Entry Level Construction Engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Entry Level Construction Engineer to be based in Southfield, Michigan.

This position is expected to begin in May 2022.


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-sustainingdisaster 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


As populations grow, so do demands for safe, expedient and cost-effective transportation. Our Transportation business line partners with clients around the world to build, modernize and expand transportation infrastructure and deliver advanced mobility solutions to carry our communities into the future — safely, equitably and reliably.

We combine our extensive planning, design, construction and asset management experience with advanced technologies and innovations to help our public and private clients restore or replace their aging transportation infrastructure, and find smarter, more effective ways to move people and goods across our cities, countries and continents.

Our integrated approach and social responsibility have earned us the trust of local municipalities, government agencies, commercial clients and public-private partnerships. Our expertise and global reach enable us to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients that pave the way for long-lasting benefits to society.

The Transportation Division of AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Entry Level Transportation Engineer for immediate employment in the Southfield, MI offices. This position provides the opportunity to work on large, unique, and complex transportation projects in Michigan and throughout the country.

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

  • Assist Resident Engineer with progress meetings, processing contractor submittals and project documentation.

  • Be part of Field inspection Teams for oversight of transportation construction projects.

  • Monitor and record the work and progress of contractors, while tracking material quality and usage.

  • Verify that traffic control measures are implemented and maintained during construction.

  • Maintain communication between AECOM supervisors and peers, MDOT and local agency personnel, contractor personnel and the general public.

  • Develop roadway construction cost estimates by calculating construction quantities and creating spreadsheets.

  • Perform field inspections, take field measurements and oversight of material testing on road and bridge construction projects.

  • Verify that applicable codes and engineering standard practices are being met.

  • Independently evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria and using judgement in making minor adaptations and modifications.

  • Record and manage field documentation using Field Manager and ProjectWise.

  • Work independently or in a group. Work outside on Construction sites. Night and weekend work may be required.

  • Develop/Review roadway construction cost estimates by calculating construction quantities and creating spreadsheets.

  • Uses computer software as a tool for solving basic engineering problems.

  • Collects and analyzes data under the supervision of an experienced engineer.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction engineering, Civil engineering, construction management or other related field

  • Valid Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) Certificate

  • Knowledge of CADD and Primavera is desired

  • Previous internship working on a DOT, Local agency design or construction project

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 - Civil

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 254252BR

Additional Locations US - Grand Rapids, MI - 3950 Sparks Drive SE

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.