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AECOM Water Technical Leader in Rocky Hill, Connecticut

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 over 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.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM’s Water Business Line is seeking a talented and experienced Water Technical Leader to support water treatment and distribution related planning, design, and construction projects throughout the United States. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the planning, design, construction, and operation of water related projects, including supply, treatment, pumping station, storage, and distribution / transmission. The preferred candidate will have a proven ability to lead a team of engineers and designers to deliver successful projects. The position offers a unique opportunity to work within an established and successful regional and national group that offers a diverse range of technical challenges and career development opportunities. In this role, you will have an opportunity to mentor junior staff and interact with key clients. Join our team and help us continue to deliver innovating and successful projects.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and oversee pilot studies

  • Coordinate and oversee condition assessment of water infrastructure

  • Perform process technology evaluations and selection based on raw water characteristics and flows to satisfy safe drinking water regulations

  • Concept, preliminary and detail designs for water treatment plant upgrades

  • Concept, preliminary and detailed designs for water distribution projects (pumping stations, storage tanks, and distribution / transmission mains)

  • Coordination with civil, hydraulic and mechanical aspects while guiding and informing the architectural, structural, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and I&C disciplines

  • Assess trends in the marketplace and support business development activities related to water projects, including strategy, approach, and engineering fee.

  • Mentor and develop junior water process and designs staff.

  • Participate in local and national professional organizations, including attending and presenting at conferences.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in water and 8 years’ minimum experience or a related field

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license

  • Proven and demonstrated experience in the planning, design, and construction of water related projects.

  • Located within or ability to relocate to an AECOM Northeast Region location (New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical highly preferred

  • 10 years of extensive project experience in municipal water planning and design

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be client-facing.

  • Strong knowledge of water design codes, standards, and regulations

  • Water treatment condition assessment and rehabilitation experience

  • Strong communication skills in coordinating with clients, sub-consultants, regulatory agencies, and members of the public to accomplish assigned objectives.

  • Strong commitment to ensuring safe project execution.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to work well in a team environment.

  • Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods.

  • Self-starter and ability to take initiative.

  • Experienced technical writer.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $110,000.00 - $150,000.00.


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: J10105880

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid