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AECOM Construction Resident Engineer (Water Treatment Design Build) in San Diego, California

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

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

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

We specialize in advanced wastewater treatment solutions, offering everything from primary treatments to complex, advanced systems, including enhanced nutrient removal and advanced biosolids processes. Our focus on energy efficiency not only lowers costs but also improves services for our clients. Join us in delivering sustainable wastewater management, integrating your innovative ideas into projects that make an impact.

AECOM Water is actively seeking a highly talented and responsible Construction Resident Engineer (Water Treatment Design Build) for immediate employment on our active onsite construction Progressive Design Build – Advanced Water Treatment project in San Diego, CA. This is the largest project of its kind and a unique opportunity to be part of innovation within the wastewater industry. The Construction RE will be responsible for the effective coordination of the engineering design and construction teams and will interact closely with the Design Team and Quality Control Managers. Experience with Municipal Water / Wastewater Construction projects along with the installation and startup of large wastewater process systems, associated electrical and automated controls equipment is a preference.

The Construction Resident Engineer is the primary point of contact to the engineering design manager and serves in this role as the liaison and is responsible in providing the necessary direction upon design coordination with Contractors, Project Engineers, Inspectors, and their Owner/Agents. This Engineer additionally will have the primary responsibility for quality assurance of the construction. The Resident Engineer will actively participate in design and construction meetings along with the Contractor, Subcontractors, Project Engineer, and the Owner.

This position requires candidate to be onsite in San Diego County (Santee), CA. Relocation assistance may be provided.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing coordination review of Contractor and Vendor submittals for completeness and compliance with the specification requirements while monitoring the Submittal and RFI review process.

  • Assist in the processing of all project submittals, DCN’s, RFI’s and RFC’s

  • Actively manage As-Build design drawings with the latest information resulting from submittal and RFI responses

  • Facilitate and assist in communications between the Contractor, Owner, Project Design Engineer, and the Project Manager.

  • Respond to Contractor letters of correspondence providing interpretation of contract drawings and specifications to resolve problems or conflicts arising on site.

  • Participate in the review and evaluation of contractor claims and change order proposals.

  • Issue Engineering or Client initiated changes or clarifications of the contract documents to the Contractor and make high-level assessment as to the rough order of magnitude and impact

  • Work collectively with the Quality Manager to track progress, quality of work, materials and equipment received and/or installed being incorporated into the work.

  • Serve as oversight of final inspections, assistance and or preparation of punch list and final determination as to the completeness and acceptability of the Work.


Minimum Requirement:

  • BA/BS +6 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualification:

  • 12-15+ years of related experience preferred with 5+ years of Municipal Water / Wastewater Construction project experience

  • Experience with the installation and startup of large wastewater process systems and associated electrical and controls equipment

  • Excellent communication skills for interfacing with internal and external contacts

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Efficient with Microsoft Office platforms

  • Efficient with Bluebeam

Additional Information


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $100,000.00 - $135,000.00.


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: J10110916

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site