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AECOM Senior Technical Lead/Project Manager in Burnaby, British Columbia

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.

Job Description

As a part of our continued growth, our Burnaby, BC office has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Technical Lead/Project Manager to assist in the delivery of major new wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations. We are seeking a candidate who is a registered Professional Engineer (or has the ability to become one within 12 months) with at least 10 years’ experience related specifically to water and/or wastewater infrastructure engineering and construction management.

You will have a successful track record in the design and construction phases of municipal wastewater treatment, pumping and conveyance infrastructure. You will work in a team environment with intermediate and senior engineers to deliver advanced wastewater treatment and large pumping station projects to our client base in British Columbia.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for design and construction phases of expansions or upgrades to water and wastewater pumping stations and treatment plants, as well as design of new water/wastewater infrastructure;

  • Design of mechanical systems associated with lift stations, pump stations and other mechanical equipment associated with water and wastewater utilities.

  • Oversee and manage construction phases of projects to ensure works are completed in accordance with the contract documents, on time and budget; Construction management and supervision is an important part of the position.

  • Well versed in managing job safety at all times.

  • Responsible for regular project progress reports to the clients and AECOM Managers.

  • Demonstrates creativity, foresight and mature judgment in anticipating and solving both routine and unusual project delivery, technical and client challenges, determining technical objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects, and developing standards and guides for technical activities and applications.

  • Stays abreast of industry standards and approaches, and implements best practices.

  • Engage, hands-on, in the technical execution of client assignments through to successful project completion.

  • Preparation of technical memoranda, planning studies and design reports;

  • Development of design drawings and specifications at various levels of completion from preliminary design to signed and sealed issued for construction deliverables;

  • Ensure project work is undertaken is accordance with corporate health and safety policies and quality management systems;

  • Mentoring junior staff;


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental,, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering + 10 years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Exceptional client care and service delivery skills.

  • Experience in working with geographically dispersed project teams that have successfully delivered major design projects within budget and on schedule

  • Experience leading and developing multi discipline project teams that may reside in multiple offices and in multiple countries

  • Experience developing and reviewing design drawings for a wastewater infrastructure project such as hydraulic profiles, P&IDs, general arrangement of equipment, piping layouts, etc.

  • P.Eng in BC or ability to become registered within 12 months.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Registration or ability to obtain professional registration with a provisional Engineering Association such as AEGBC

  • 15+ years of progressive experience including minimum of 5 years in a supervisory role.

  • Proven project management skills including PM certifications

  • Solid technical skills in the design of wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations, and examples of taking on the role of Engineer-of-Record for relevant reference projects

  • Keen business acumen coupled with strong business development experience

  • Class V BC Driver’s license in good standing

Additional Information

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $140,000.00 - $190,000.00.


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: J10105757

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid