Construction Department Manager - Water/Wastewater

    • AECOM Corp. - Worldwide
  • Orange, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 8 hours ago


On Site
USD 140,000.00 - 220,000.00 per year
Contract - W2


Professional development
Quality control
Quality assurance
Regulatory Compliance
Business analysis
Business analytics
Construction management
Project management

Job Details

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

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

Wastewater: We specialize in advanced wastewater treatment solutions, offering everything from primary treatments to complex, advanced systems, including enhanced nutrient removal and advanced biosolids processes. Our focus on energy efficiency not only lowers costs but also improves services for our clients. Join us in delivering sustainable wastewater management, integrating your innovative ideas into projects that make an impact.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Construction Services Lead for the Water Sector to be based in Orange, CA. This exciting position will be responsible for leading AECOM's efforts for construction management and construction phase services for a variety of water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Southern California. You will lead and coordinate AECOM's construction efforts, including providing direction to a team of construction managers, resident engineers, inspectors, schedulers and estimators. The ideal candidate will need to have experience in municipal water/wastewater projects, and water resource projects with construction values over 100MM in scope. Responsibilities will include supporting for hiring for various on-call contracts.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Provide management, administration, and oversight of Project construction contract(s).

  • Support the development of job-specific safety programs with the contractor(s) and support the identification of competent safety professionals to monitor job site safety.

  • Support the development of construction work and phasing plans and make recommendations to minimize disruption to Construction operations.

  • Participate in constructability reviews for water/wastewater infrastructure projects

  • Review and/or prepare construction quality assurance/quality control plans.

  • Work with PMs to identify personnel to be assigned for technical, part- or full-time, on-site quality assurance and code compliance oversight and inspection, including specialty inspections as needed, of the progress and quality of the construction work.

  • Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions, delays, and cost overruns.

  • Support material receiving reviews, which may require examining materials and equipment being incorporated into the work to verify that approved submittals support them, are handled, stored, and installed correctly.

  • Oversee that onsite personnel are filing appropriate inspector's daily reports and engineer's reports for contract records.

  • Manage and review the submission of samples, shop drawings, Operation & Maintenance (O&M) manuals, and other submittals for contract and code compliance.

  • Review and negotiate contracts with clients, subcontractors, suppliers, and other third parties, ensuring compliance with legal and company requirements.

  • Identify resources to address problems encountered in accomplishing the construction work and recommend appropriate action to resolve issues with a minimum effect on the Project's timely completion.

  • Support review of progress pay requests for accuracy and recommend approval.

  • Develop and manage project budgets, tracking expenses and identifying cost-saving opportunities to ensure projects remain within budgetary constraints.

  • Review Contractor reports, as-built drawings, and other construction documentation and ensure information is appropriately captured in Construction records.


Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Engineering, Project or Construction Management;

  • Class C driver's license is preferred

  • 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Civil PE is preferred, but not required

  • Previous construction project management experience preferred;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Information

Relocation will be considered for this position


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $140,000.00 - $220,000.00.


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 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: J10108968

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Construction

Work Location Model: Hybrid
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