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Structural Dam Safety Engineer



Conshohocken, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Job Description

We are looking for a candidate to work as part of our East Region Dams Practice located in one of the AECOM offices in the East Region including but not limited to Germantown, Maryland; Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; or Syracuse, New York office as an Structural Dam Safety Engineer .

This position will support a variety Dam Safety Engineering projects across the East Region. The successful candidate will join the ENR consistently ranked #1 Dams and Reservoirs firm and have access to exciting career advancement opportunities.


  • Provide technical support to dam project managers, including design, analysis, inspection, construction observation, and regulatory compliance activities associated with a variety of dams.

  • Perform detail checks and quality reviews of other Engineer's work.

  • Perform dam analysis and design such as structural stability and strength analysis of concrete dams and appurtenant structures (spillways, outlet works, and other site civil structures).

  • Prepare structural evaluation reports, drawings, and specifications for dam projects.

  • Communicate with multi-disciplinary teams on various projects related to dams and other hydraulic structures.

  • Prepare structural drawings and visual aids through coordination with CAD team.

  • Perform assignments designed to develop professional knowledge and abilities, requiring application of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and codes.

  • Prepare and presenting technical presentations to internal project team.

  • Responsible for quality control of small tasks or segments of larger projects.

  • Conduct field observations and site visits for dam safety inspections and dam construction oversight.

  • Lead and mentor junior staff.

  • Progression toward greater responsibility, including task and project management.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Structural Engineering.

  • 6 years of relevant experience with dam safety projects with an emphasis on Structural Engineering, including rehabilitation and/or new design and construction.

  • Successful completion of the Principles of Engineering (PE) exam.

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License and as a condition of employment, must be able to pass AECOM’s Motor Vehicle Records review.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on Structural Engineering.

  • Ability and desire to occasionally travel to project sites, both local and remote.

  • Demonstrate proactive problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment.

  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility and flexibility.

  • Resourceful, highly organized professional with attention to detail.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.

  • Effective time-management and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team environment.

  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience with related software such as AutoCAD, Mathcad, STADD Pro and Ansys.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $100,000.00 - $130,000.00.


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 aecom.com 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: J10102409

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid