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AECOM Senior Structural Engineer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

United States of America - Louisiana, Baton Rouge

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented senior Structural Engineer for employment in the Baton Rouge or New Orleans, LA office. The Engineer typically may work from home if domiciled within 275 miles of the AECOM office; however periodic visits to the AECOM office requiring overnight stays will be required to coordinate work with team members or to meet with clients.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

This full-time employment position will support our hydraulic and marine structures practice in the Design and Consulting Services, Water Business Line, Coastal Department. AECOM designs very complex and interesting hydraulic structures in the U.S., such as flood protection structures, flood gates, pump stations, navigation locks, water control structures and diversions, port facilities, and industrial facilities. This important role is a design leadership position in the structures practice.

The Structural Engineer will perform structural analyses and designs of hydraulic and marine structures and landside support facilities and structures. The Engineer will be in responsible charge of staff engineers performing structural designs and will direct and mentor them. The Engineer will be responsible for planning and organizing the technical approach and executing the engineering and designs, including coordinating with other leads on large projects, and will meet with clients to collaborate on the development of their designs. The Engineer will ensure that all design work is produced on time, to budget and in accordance with the project quality requirements. On smaller projects, the Engineer will also be the Project Manager. The Engineer will provide support during construction to review construction submittals and resolve issues.

The Structural Engineer will prepare written proposals for project opportunities.

Job Duties:

Prepare and direct structural designs and associated reports

Perform structural analyses using finite element and frame analysis software

Prepare and supervise the preparation of plans and specs.

Prepare well-documented computations

Complete deliverables in agreed time and cost

Perform technical reviews of E&D work of other engineers

Manage quality assurance (QA) and the checking of all design work carried out prior to formal issue

Be responsible for the accuracy of the team’s work

Coordinate among the other design discipline leads

Manage all aspects of small projects

Meet with clients

Prepare written proposals

Provide engineering support during construction

  • Serves as lead engineer on mid- to large size projects.

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

  • Approves and signs off on work.

  • 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.

  • Provides estimates for the engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements on large projects.

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS + 8 YORE or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Skills/Experience:


15+ years of relevant industry experience in projects related to designing:

Jacketed and offshore steel construction

Industrial steel structures

Large steel flood gates to close navigation channels, such as sector gate type flood gates

Flood walls and flood protection structures

Reinforced concrete mat foundations and pile caps

Driven pile foundations in coastal areas

Experience with cost estimating and quantity takeoffs for an engineer’s

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Structural

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 240304BR

Additional Locations US - New Orleans, LA - 1555 Poydras St

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.