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Dams and Reservoirs Hydrology & Hydraulics Lead Engineer


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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 actively seeking a highly motivated Dams and Reservoirs Hydrology & Hydraulics Lead Engineer for our Denver, Colorado office.

This Senior Engineer will support our dams business both within, and outside of the US. We are looking for an engineer with strong civil, hydrologic and hydraulic skill sets to work with our multidiscipline teams to deliver challenging water resources projects related to civil design, dam design, hydraulic design of spillways and outlet works, development of hydraulic models, development of EAPs, dam breach and risk analysis studies, development of hydrologic models (frequency and extreme storm events), and associated reporting.

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

• Hydrologic and Hydraulic (H&H) modeling using various software packages (HEC-RAS (1D and 2D), FLOW-3D, HEC-HMS and SRH-2D).

• Hydraulic analysis and design of spillways and outlet works on dams and working with the design team to develop drawings and specifications.

• Preparing inundation maps, technical reports and memorandums.

• Performing detailed reviews of technical deliverables prepared by others.

• Task management/project management.

• Mentoring and training staff.

• Providing technical leadership.

• Coordinating with other technical disciplines including geotechnical, geological, structural, and environmental.

• Face to face interaction with clients.

• Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 8 Years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Hydrologic, Hydraulic, and/or Water Resources Engineering.

  • Professional Engineer in Colorado (or ability to obtain PE license within 6 months of hire).

  • Proven experience with hydrologic and hydraulic models (HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS (1D and 2D), and their interfaces with ArcGIS).

  • 10+ years of relevant water resource related experience with dams.

  • 10+ years of experience with hydrologic and hydraulic models.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in ArcGIS and AutoCAD Civil 3D.

  • Experience with CFD software such as FLOW3D.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and computation skill

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

  • Knowledge of civil engineering design

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
  • AECOM is interested in every qualified candidate eligible to work in the United States. Permanent residency sponsorship is available for current H1-B visa holders in the United States.
  • Relocation is available with this position.
  • Occasional project travel may be required.
  • Offered rate of compensation (Colorado region only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $89,500.00 - $170,000.00.
  • 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 absences, 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.