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AECOM Senior Water Resources Engineer (Restoration) in Portland, Oregon

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 is seeking a Senior Water Resources Engineer (Restoration) to be based in Portland, Oregon.

The successful candidate will be responsible for high quality project delivery, with a focus on managing services for stream/river restoration, fish passage design, and fluvial geomorphology. As a Senior Water Resources Engineer they should bring unique expertise on specific technologies or processes, will be able to apply acquired expertise and knowledge to solve business challenges, provide coaching to peers and team members, and will be sought for technical experience and able to influence suppliers. The job involves:

  • Proven experience in stream/river restoration from planning to modeling to detailed design and construction supervision

  • Hydrologic, hydraulic, geomorphic, and sediment transport modeling (e.g., SRH-2D, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS 1D/2D)

  • Stream geomorphic assessments

  • Stream restoration, enhancement, and bank stabilization design

  • Project management (including client management), technical proposal and report writing.

  • Team management, including supervision and/or mentoring.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary team.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 8+ years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of relevant experience

  • Strong relations and work history with clients in the Pacific Northwest and ability to leverage existing relationships to grow the business.

  • Experience in construction management or engineering support during construction for stream/river restoration projects.

  • Understanding of federal, state and local regulatory and permitting processes typically required to implement a stream/river restoration project.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in AutoCAD/ Civil 3D and ArcGIS

  • An MS or PhD in a relevant subject.

  • Membership in an appropriate professional organization

  • Certified in WSDOT Fish Passage and Stream Restoration Training

  • Coding experience (e.g. Python) and experience in using/developing digital tools for stream/river restoration.

  • Professional Engineer in Oregon and/or Washington (or ability to obtain PE license within 6 months of hire)

  • Demonstrated experience with hydrologic, hydraulic, and geomorphic concepts, principles, and models.

  • Experience and familiarity with geomorphic field data collection techniques including pebble counts, channel and floodplain morphology measurements, and stream stability assessments.

  • Excellent report writing and ability to clearly present complex technical information visually and orally to a wide audience.

  • Experienced in technical project delivery (from bid preparation/drafting technical proposals to project management).

  • Track record of project management.

  • Ability to coordinate, liaise and engage with clients and key stakeholders.

  • Provide mentoring, guidance and technical advice to support junior staff.

  • Ability to work with a team consisting of several technical disciplines

Additional Information

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

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: J10082168

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid