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AECOM Lead Resident Engineer - Water/Wastewater in Orange, California

Company Description

How will you make your mark?

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

AECOM is looking for a Resident Engineer to lead a Headworks Rehabilitation Project valued at over $250 million in construction cost. This assignment is intended to be long-term, and on-site at a wastewater treatment plant in Fountain Valley, California. The individual in this position must have proven ability to manage complex, technical engineering (wastewater/civil/mechanical/electrical/I&C) construction projects, lead construction project teams (Assistant REs, Inspectors, Schedulers, etc.); encourage a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with all departments; lead project team in project decisions regarding technical approaches, cost control, schedule control, change management, risk management, and performance; and identify problems, analyze information and develop sound recommendations. This individual will act as the primary project interface for the client with designer, contractor, operations, and maintenance, and will lead project meetings with contractor and stakeholders effectively delivering results in a timely manner.

In addition, this person must be able to perform/manage the most diverse, largest, and most complex assignments; lead and participate in the contract change process including receiving and responding to requests for information; develop and issue requests for proposals; receive and respond to requests for change; prepare engineer’s estimates and records of negotiations; prepare and issue field change orders; review construction submittals and commissioning plans for compliance with the technical specifications; ensure projects are constructed in compliance with contract documents; develop recommendations to project problems and issues during construction. Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills with a strong background in engineering construction management for large capital wastewater infrastructure are essential.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the Project Quality Plans interface satisfactorily with the requirements of the Contract.

  • Ensure implementation of the Quality Plan for the project.

  • Respond to CM RFCs (Requests for Clarifications) and Contractor’s RFIs (Request for Information) on interpretation of Contract documents, assist in resolution of unanticipated field conditions, and recommend corrective actions.

  • Coordinate the activities of the contracts with outside agencies and utilities.

  • Manage technical review of contractor submittals by design team.

  • Manage the preparation of change requests to address field conditions and stakeholder requests.

  • Conduct project Design Coordination meetings.

  • Ensure staff maintains high ethical standards.


Minimum Requirements

  • BS in Civil, Construction, or Structural Engineering and 10 years of related construction engineering and or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education.

  • California Professional Engineer License (P.E.).

  • Valid U.S. Driver's license

Preferred Requirements

  • Must have supervised two [2] completed construction projects with a minimum of $50 Million. The projects shall have included water/wastewater infrastructure work.

  • Demonstrated experience in a lead role (e.g., Lead Technical Project Engineer / Project Manager / Engineer of Record on at least one construction projects completed greater than $100 Million.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship will be considered for this position

  • Relocation will be considered for this position


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $180,000.00 - $204,496.00.


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: J10104858

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid