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AECOM Northeast Senior Biosolids Technology Specialist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 seeking a Senior Biosolids Technology Specialist to join our Water/Wastewater Engineering team based out of our Conshohocken or Philadelphia, PA or Chelmsford, MA office locations. The selected candidate will become part of an established Wastewater engineering practice within AECOM’s Northeast Region and lead AECOM’s response to growing Biosolids challenges in our in the marketplace.

The successful candidate will have hands-on experience with municipal Biosolids process evaluation, design, equipment integration, project delivery, and plant commissioning. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate to step into a leadership role in an established wastewater business and work with AECOM’s local and national wastewater specialists.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead AECOM Northeast Region biosolids strategy.

  • Supports, oversees, and coordinates engineering activities in the area of Biosolids Technology.

  • Mentoring and guiding staff and project managers on technical solutions in the area of Biosolids Technology on projects.

  • Understanding project requirements and recommend solutions required in the in the area of Biosolids Technology.

  • Leading design pursuits in the Northeast Region in the area of Biosolids Technology.

  • Excellent written/verbal communication, presentation, and proposal writing skills with the ability to interact effectively with design and construction teams, management, and operations and maintenance personnel.

  • Ability to take initiative with leadership.

  • Ability to conduct client consulting and collaboration.

  • Ability to outline offsite sludge management options as well as detailed on-site sludge management solutions.

  • Ability to anticipate and solve both routine and unusual problems, determining technical objectives and requirements.


Minimum Requirements

  • BS in Civil, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering, and 8+ years of demonstrated experience in Biosolids Technology.

  • Professional Engineers License

  • Previous experience preparing process design criteria for anaerobic digestion system.

  • Previous experience in leading the biosolids handling portion for municipal wastewater treatment plant expansion and upgrade design and construction projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in civil, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering, or related field and 12+ years of demonstrated experience in Biosolids Technology.

  • Strong background in the development and application of Biosolids Technology such as:

  • Municipal water and wastewater facilities operations and troubleshooting experience.

  • Market knowledge in the Northeastern United States

  • Enhanced/advanced anaerobic digestion.

  • Incineration technologies

  • Biosolids drying and energy recovery.

  • Biosolids gasification process

  • Thermal Hydrolysis Process

  • Odor Control Technology

  • Combined Heat & Power Technologies

  • PFAS Impacted Biosolids Treatment and Management

Additional Information

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

  • Sponsorship is available for this role.

  • Relocation is available for this role.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $116,000.00 - $180,000.00.


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: J10097134

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid