Transportation Drainage Discipline Lead – PE Required

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking an experienced Transportation Drainage Discipline Lead to be based in Los Angeles, California for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project.


This position requires local travel, and ability to attend meetings at the project office in San Fernando Valley, CA a minimum of 3-5 days a week for the design phase of the project. While the position is primarily for East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project, AECOM has an impressive backlog of significant transportation projects in the Greater Los Angeles area and transit/rail projects across West Region and provides exceptional opportunity for professional growth.


Leading the drainage engineering discipline and being the primary interface between various disciplines leads and supervise all aspects of drainage and hydrology on large scale roadway, transit, and multi-modal projects for public transportation clients.
Assisting in preparation of proposals for marketing pursuits, preparing fee proposals for drainage scope of work
Demonstration of design expertise, mentoring and leading a technical team of engineers and designers in preparation of plans and reports.
Management of all phases of projects (from beginning to close out) including but not limited to
Overseeing drainage team’s technical deliverables and meeting project schedules from design through construction, as necessary.
Supervise the production of project plans and reports.
Promote technical excellence on projects, ensuring that QA/QC checks are performed in accordance with discipline policy and procedures.
Ensure that discipline design work is coordinated with project staff and engineers from other disciplines by maintaining clear and frequent communications.
Establish budgets, ensure quality and timeliness of deliverables, and supervise the execution of work.



BA/BS + 8 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
California PE license


12+ years of total experience.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited university.
10+ years of previous design experience in transportation drainage, stormwater hydrology and hydraulics engineering design with experience in preparation of Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E), and Construction Administration
Experience with various project delivery mechanics – design-build/progressive design-build preferred.
Knowledge of City of Los Angeles, and County of Los Angeles drainage standards and practices, procedures, and approvals
Experience managing multidisciplinary project with subconsultants
Experience designing highway/roadway systems, rail, and transit drainage systems
Experience with design software including Autodesk Civil 3D, Los Angeles County HydroCalc, WSPGW, and USACE HEC software.
Experience with Business Development/Client Relations
Experience with managing people at various experience levels and direct resources effectively as needed
Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the Organization
Good communication skills and ability to manage and mentor staff, and help with their career development.

Additional Information

Travel is required for this position
Sponsorship is available for this position
Relocation may be available for this position
Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $106,800.34 – $197,580.63.
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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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