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AECOM Process Engineer in Houston, Texas

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

AECOM has a position opening for a Process Engineer to support our growing Energy Business Line. For this role, AECOM offers the freedom and flexibility to work remotely and/or be located at a variety of Energy offices located in multiple locations across the United States. This is an excellent career opportunity for an engineer with a strong technical background and looking to grow into a project leadership role.

Our team provides a wide range of process engineering services across markets sectors including oil and gas refining, industrial processes (chemical, petrochemical, food and beverage) and future and renewable fuels (hydrogen, RNG, biogas, carbon capture, green ammonia). We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to with a process background to promote our skills to new clients and maintain our existing client base. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in chemical or petrochemical coupled with some project leadership experience .

The successful candidate will have an understanding and demonstrated experience in process engineering and technology principles and is very familiar with the design and construction of industrial infrastructure. She/he will be expected to work successfully within a team environment and be able to communicate effectively with other project team members and customers. He/she will have a high level of initiative, motivation, and displays drive, energy and enthusiasm for getting things done.

The responsibilities of this role also include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Perform engineering analyses and design under the direct supervision of experienced and licensed professional engineers

  • Provide engineering support for multi-discipline design projects from work scope development until the completion of construction

  • Develops new and innovative solutions to production improvement opportunities that accomplish business objectives including improving safety, quality, or efficiency for our clients

  • Troubleshoot and recommend cost-effective solutions to problems, including those that arise during design and construction phases.

  • Assist with internal and external presentations

  • Review systems from a safety standpoint

  • Evaluate and apply applicable design code requirements

  • Travel to project site and meetings as needed

  • Assist with productions of drawing and documents

  • Develop technical specifications, plans, and details


AECOM’s Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to energy engineering, energy procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. Our understanding of the big picture – and the interconnection between generation, distribution, storage, and the demand side of the meter – allows us to deliver holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global framework to bring together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers who advance cleaner, secure, and more sustainable energy solutions


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from ABET accredited college or university

  • 4+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Relevant design experience in oil and gas

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience in renewables: Hydrogen, RNG, Biogas, Gasification, Carbon Capture

  • Preferred minimum six (6) years of experience with two (2) years in lead position

  • Familiar with principles of chemical engineering

  • Previous exposure to the creation and development of heat and material balances, process calculations, process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams and equipment lists

  • Development of process models

  • Experience with simulation software like Hysys, ProMax or Aspen+ EIT certification and/or Professional Engineering licensure preferred

  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, technically proficient, with ambition and drive

  • Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $68,178 - $126,129 annually exempt.

  • 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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not offered for this position

  • Sponsorship is offered for this position

  • AECOM encourages, but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a worksite, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved accommodation must be received in order to enter an AECOM or worksite location in New York City, NY.

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: J10061245

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid