Experience Inc. Jobs

Job Information

AECOM Senior Wastewater Commissioning Manager (Advanced Water Purification) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Company Description

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

Job Description

AECOM is hiring a highly motivated individual to fill the role of Senior Wastewater Commissioning Manager for our East County Advanced Water Purification Project in San Diego, CA. This is the largest project of its kind and a unique opportunity to lead innovation within the wastewater industry.

In this role you will be responsible for the effective management of our commissioning program interacting closely with the Construction delivery team. You will provide leadership and direction to a staff of commissioning team technicians; and be responsible for providing the necessary guidance required for critical program coordination with Construction staff, equipment vendors, Project Engineers, Quality Control Inspection and the Owners operations & maintenance staff.

The project is currently under construction and the candidate will be required to participate 100% on site in San Diego County, California. Relocation assistance is available.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership of the Commissioning Team in the development and implementation of the handover and commissioning strategy. Lead a team of C&SU engineers and technicians

  • Review of contract documents, participate in the development of functional and acceptance test plans and execute tests for a wide variety of mechanical, electrical and instrument controls systems

  • Conduct Contractor and Owner C&SU coordination meetings in advance and during commissioning and integration. Prepared agenda documents and post minutes

  • Develop and or review startup plans, schedules and startup packages and track progress through completion

  • Lead the development of a detailed startup schedule based on the established system commissioning dates per the project milestones. Proactively plan and coordinate sequence of system startup priorities to complete the C&SU

  • Coordinate with vendors and integrators processor programming, installation, testing and Pre-Commissioning functional testing for the process mech/elect and I&C systems

  • Review and participate in the development of pre-functional checklists

  • Coordinate functional test procedures and execute operational testing

  • Witness selected re-testing of systems that do not pass initial functional testing

  • Review content of equipment O & M Manuals for coordination and inclusion of testing activities

  • Coordinate, obtain and review vendor and contractor training documents

  • Coordinate and oversee training of the Owner’s operating personnel related to commissioned systems

  • Monitor and provide constructive feedback on daily activities affecting and involving C&SU

  • Maintain positive open communications and relationships with the project partners on startup issues

  • Conduct system walk downs and generate punch lists


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of relevant construction experience in water/wastewater; Oil & Gas; Power Generation; or Industrial industries; or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Valid Driver’s license and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Records review.

  • This position requires candidate to be on site in San Diego County (Santee), CA. No remote or hybrid considerations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 20+ years of construction background experience in water / wastewater, Oil & Gas, Power Generation or Industrial industries

  • Proven demonstration of commissioning and start-up experience

  • Master’s degree or directly related proven experience

  • Experience managing and leading a team; commissioning and performance testing experience

  • Demonstrated capacity to work under pressure and to embrace change

  • Position requires significant knowledge and field experience working with mechanical, electrical and instrumentation control systems and associated equipment such as blowers, pumps, fans, motor controls

  • An ability to collaborate, consult and build strong relationships

  • Proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, Power Point, Bluebeam

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • This position requires a combination of office work and field work

  • This position requires candidate to be on site in San Diego County (Santee), CA. No remote or hybrid considerations

  • A proactive and perceptive outlook to achieve results

  • A strong capability for identifying, assessing and managing both risks and opportunities

Additional Information

  • Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation in California will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $145,000 - $230,000.

  • 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.

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The range for this position is $145,000 to $230,000.


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: J10104784

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Construction

Work Location Model: On-Site