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AECOM Utility Design - Technical Design Lead - PE Required in Los Angeles, California

Company Description

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At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking an experienced Utility Technical Design Lead to be based in Los Angeles, California for East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit project.


While the position is primarily for East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project, AECOM has an impressive backlog of significant transportation projects in the Greater Los Angeles area and transit/rail projects across West Region and provides exceptional opportunity for professional growth. Projects may include the design of urban and rural roadways, interstate highways, interchanges, design-build and more. This position is for a hybrid working scenario allowing for in-office collaboration sessions as well as remote work.


  • Co-Lead development of technical design plans, specifications and estimates with Utility Design Discipline Lead and serve as lead engineer on mid-size projects for all aspects of utility studies, relocation and new design on large scale roadway, transit, and multi-modal projects for public transportation clients.

  • Identify utility conflicts and assist with leading resolution meetings with the Contractor and LA Metro. Coordinate with the Contractor and third-party stakeholders.

  • Prepares status reports and maintain tracking log for issues and resolutions.

  • Preparation of design reports including design study reports, and technical memorandums.

  • Coordination with project stakeholders including contractors, utility companies, and permitting agencies.

  • Serve as a Senior technical resource and technical advisor for team.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.

  • Uses expertise in all steps of completing discipline component of PS&E package.

  • Performs quality control review of design calculations or drawings.



  • BA/BS + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California


  • Bachelors in engineering from an accredited university

  • 10+ total years of experience

  • 8+ years of previous design experience in preparation of Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) for new utilities, relocation of existing utilities.

  • Current working experience with design software Autodesk Civil 3D.

  • Knowledge of the City of Los Angeles, and County of Los Angeles Storm Drain and Sewer Design Manuals, Federal Statutes, and California State Statutes.

  • Familiarity with 3rd Party Utility Companies such as Los Angeles Department Water and Power, Southern California, Southern California Edision, ATT & Franchise Utility Purveyor procedures and coordination

  • Experience reviewing utility/railroad designs to ensure compliance with utility/railroad design standards.

  • A general understanding of land survey principles, and the ability to read and plot legal descriptions.

  • Ability to work with various multi-disciplined teams is essential to this role.

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), and the ability to speak knowledgeably with other consultants, stakeholders, other governmental agencies, and individual citizens.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to track large data sets, and the ability to illustrate, analyze and convey those data sets effectively.

  • Familiarity with MS Office 2010 software (Excel, Word, Project) is required.

  • Good oral and written communication skills and ability to work as a team.

Additional Information

  • Travel is required for this position.

  • Sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Relocation is available for this position.

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $106,800.34 - $197,580.63.

  • 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, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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: J10096003

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site