Transportation Utility Engineer

    • AECOM Corp. - Worldwide
  • Oakland, CA
  • Posted 30 days ago | Updated 8 hours ago


On Site
USD 116,087.33 - 214,761.56 per year
Full Time


Regulatory Compliance
Quality control
Engineering design

Job Details

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Transportation Utility Engineer to be based in Oakland, CA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare utility plans, specifications, estimates to support project needs.

  • Develop water and sanitary sewer relocation plans in alignment with project requirements.

  • Request and obtain the utility maps and as-builts from various utility owners

  • Coordinate with subcontractors to positively locate utilities per Caltrans' utility locating policies.

  • Proactively identify potential utility conflicts with the project improvements.

  • Draft and submit utility conflict notification letters to relevant utility owners.

  • Collaborate with utility owners to develop relocation plans and provide liability claim letters.

  • Prepare and submit necessary documentation, such as the encroachment policy exception request memo, to Caltrans.

  • Review utility relocation design plans prepared by utility owners.

  • Determine the timeline for each utility relocation in aligned with the overall project schedule.

  • Investigate liability for relocation cost based on the prior rights, agreements, permits, local and State statutes, etc.

  • Maintain status matrix for the utility relocations, tracking both cost and schedule.

  • Identify Right-of-Way requirements for utility relocations and assist the Right-of-Way agent in acquisition processes.

  • Assist in the preparation of Notice to Owners and Utility Agreements.

  • Prepare and submit utility certifications.

  • Provides specialized technical input to studies and design efforts within staff's specific area of expertise.

  • Approves and signs off on work as need, ensuring compliance with project requirements and standards.

  • Provides technical expertise for studies and design efforts.

  • Presents complex technical solutions to clients.

  • Performs quality control reviews of work developed by others.

  • Participates in development of technical proposals.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer license and ability to obtain California PE within twelve months if not currently registered in California

  • Expertise in developing utility engineering design packages for highway and/or roadway improvement projects in California (must include some Caltrans and local agency project experience)

  • Knowledge of utility engineering and construction practices and water and wastewater utilities design procedures.

  • Ability to communicate, interpret and comply with ordinances, policies, etc.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff

  • Experience preparing technical specifications in Greenbook and/or Caltrans format

  • Proficient in the use of and ability to use MicroStation and AutoCAD

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

Additional Information


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $116,087.33 - $214,761.56.


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: J10110653

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid
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