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AECOM Resident Engineer in New York, New York

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

AECOM is seeking a Resident Engineer to support its Construction Management Teams working in the NYC Metropolitan area on public transit and commuter rail systems.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversees field site activities on large or multiple small projects.

  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish complex goals

  • Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines and may lead the work of others

  • Provide oversight of the field construction inspectors during the project construction phase including; preparation of inspectors daily work schedules, ensuring site safety monitoring, technical oversight, quality of construction, and Client satisfaction

  • Accountable for the planning, coordination and inspection and construction management activities and assignments of all direct reporting staff to ensure efficient utilization of staffing

  • Balance work in the project office with the senior management team and also provide supervision of the field inspection teams working nights and weekends

  • Interface with multiple contractors to ensure coordination of construction activities and acquisition of force account support staff with multiple transit and railroad agencies in a timely manner to meet aggressive project schedules

  • Evaluate, resolve and provide solutions to contractors and construction inspectors for constructability issues encountered at construction sites. Responsible for the timely and efficient acquisition of transit and railroad force account resources to support the ongoing construction

  • Evaluation and validation of contractors change order requests against contract documents, negotiating change orders costs and schedule impacts and make recommendations to the Construction Manager and Program Manager


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with six years of related experience in an engineering discipline or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Due to the projects associated with this position a US Citizenship is required

  • Transit and Transportation Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in performing inspection and resident engineering activities in active transit system environments, construction site safety standards, operations requirements and force account support services

  • Written communications and presentation abilities in internal project settings with, the senior management team, external project stakeholders including senior client management leadership

  • Interpersonal skills, staff supervision, strong negotiation skills and conflict resolution abilities

  • Experience in resident engineering, construction management, project management, engineering and related fields is preferred

Additional Information

Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position

Relocation is not available for this position


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $100,945.50 - $186,749.18.


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 aecom.com 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: J10110454

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Construction

Work Location Model: On-Site