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Resident Engineer


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.

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

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Resident Engineer for immediate employment in Orange County, California. The Resident Engineer (RE) will be responsible for the effective administration of the construction contracts and will interact closely with the Construction Manager (CM) and the Owner. The RE is the primary point of contact to the construction Contractor and serves in this lead role being responsible to the Owner in providing the necessary coordination with Construction Contractors, Project Engineers, Inspectors, the Owner, and other agencies. The RE will have the primary responsibility for quality assurance of the construction. Chair Preconstruction Meetings with the Contractor, Subcontractors, Project Design Engineer, and the Owner.

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

  • Providing a cursory review of Contractor submittals for completeness and compliance with the specification requirements while monitoring the Submittal and RFI review process
  • Process or facilitate all communications between the Contractor, Owner, Project Design Engineer, and the Program 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 all Engineering or Client-initiated changes or clarifications of the contract documents to the Contractor and decide as to the magnitude and impact of same to the progression of work.
  • Identify potential or actual problems in the Contractor’s construction schedule, performance/quality of work and take actions as necessary to mitigate, correct or resolve them.
  • Track job progress and document all aspects of the daily performance of work.
  • Coordinate on a daily basis all Contractor requested outages, road closures, work permits or other activities impacting the Plant with the Owner.
  • Track progress, quality of work, materials and equipment received and/or installed being incorporated into the work.
  • Monitor Contractor’s compliance with environmental requirements for control of storm water and airborne emissions / particulate matter throughout the course of construction.
  • Serve in oversight of final inspections, preparation of punchlist and final determination as to the completeness and acceptability of the Work.



  • BA/BS degree plus 6 years of relevant experience and or demonstrated equivalency experience and or education
  • A valid driver's license is required.


  • 8 years of related experience preferred with 5+ years of Municipal Water / Wastewater Construction Project experience
  • Experience with the installation and startup of large wastewater pumps and associated electrical and controls equipment and systems
  • Excellent communication skills for interfacing with internal and external contacts

Additional Information

Additional information

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.



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.