Coastal Engineer I

Oakland, CA
United States
Job Description
**Company Description**

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**Job Description**

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated **Coastal Engineer** based in one of our west coast offices. This position is expected to begin immediately.

AECOM is searching for candidates that are proactive, strong communicators, and work well in a team. Candidate must be able to support complex planning and engineering studies in coastal resilience and floodplain management and have experience with coastal science, engineering, and management. The selected candidate will join AECOM’s Flood Risk Solutions Group. The primary emphasis of the group is to promote floodplain resilience efforts at the local, state, and federal level. This is accomplished through employing coastal analysis and modeling techniques to solve complex challenges facing our coastal and estuarine communities.

**Job Summary/Responsibilities:**

This role will support coastal science, engineering, and resilience projects for local, state, and federal clients in California, Washington, and across the nation. Knowledge and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

+ Work with a team of engineers, scientists, and GIS specialists in support of coastal engineering and science projects along Pacific coastal and estuarine shorelines

+ Conduct coastal resilience studies that involve sea level rise analysis, coastal erosion and shoreline change, hydrodynamic and wave modeling, vulnerability and risk assessments, and adaptation planning

+ Contribute to AECOM’s support of FEMA’s coastal floodplain analysis and mapping program

+ Collaborate with AECOM’s other business lines on coastal and climate resilience projects for communities, ecosystems, and infrastructure

+ Develop innovative solutions to enhance coastal resilience ranging from traditional shoreline protection measures to nature-based adaptation strategies

+ Conduct planning, engineering, design, and monitoring of coastal engineering, shoreline restoration, coastal zone management, and port and harbor studies and projects.


**Minimum Qualifications**

+ BS in Civil Engineering, civil/coastal engineering, environmental science, or related field

+ Demonstrated experience with computer programming and data analysis such as Matlab or Python

+ Experience with commercial mapping software such as ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, or AutoCAD

+ Proven knowledge of coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and waves

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Master's degree or three years of experience in coastal science, civil/coastal engineering, environmental science, or related field

+ 2 years of consulting experience

+ Knowledge and experience with FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program and floodplain management

+ Knowledge of Pacific coast geography, climate, coastal zone regulatory agencies, and grant programs

+ Familiarity with publicly available metocean datasets, such as tide observations and predictions and wind/wave hindcasts

+ Familiarity with standard coastal engineering methodologies such as SPM, CEM, EurOtop, etc. for calculations of wave runup, overtopping, and wave loads

+ Familiarity with longshore transport and morphology analyses and modeling studies

+ Familiarity with coastal modeling software such as SWAN, DELFT3D, MIKE, XBeach, or HEC-RAS

+ Experience preparing technical reports and memos

+ Ability to obtain professional engineering license

+ Experience with communicating complex technical topics to diverse stakeholders and the public

**Additional Information**

All of your information will be kept strictly confidential in accordance to EEO guidelines.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Sponsorship may be provided based upon the qualified candidate

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $75,000.00 -$95,000.00

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 absences, 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.

**About AECOM**

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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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:** J10099276

**Business Line:** Water

**Business Group:** DCS

**Strategic Business Unit:** East

**Career Area:** Engineering

**Work Location Model:** On-Site

United States