Program Engineering Manager

San Diego, California
May 21, 2024
May 28, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Program Engineering Manager to serve as technical coordinator for engineering and design projects under a strategic underground program in California. This program is to support wildfire hardening by moving above ground distribution level electricity system to underground.

This position will primarily support the SDG&E undergrounding program, an exciting and best-in-class program management opportunity utilizing innovative technical methods and collaborative partnerships to reduce wildfire risk to communities. The program is a multi-year, multi-billion dollar program with significant opportunity for growth and impact

The successful candidate should be a collaborative leader focused on driving technical team success with an excellent understanding of medium voltage underground utility distribution permitting, design and construction A thorough understanding of relevant California codes, standards, jurisdictional agencies and regulatory oversite.

The responsibilities of this role also include, but may not be limited to, the following:

Performs various management, leadership, people accountability and quality responsibilities for the program technical team including subcontractor deliverables

Responsible for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating technical assignments

Multi-discipline knowledge of engineering and construction; importantly; underground electrical distribution systems and associated civil and electrical engineering work packages

Ability to define scope and selection, research, specify, and recommend equipment to reduce time and costs for designing and constructing underground electricity distribution systems

Manages program technical team delivery including remote and subcontract staff

Facilitates design reviews with internal and external clients

Provides technical expertise for studies and design efforts

Presents complex technical solutions to clients

Performs quality control reviews of work developed by others

Provides estimates for the engineering task, budget and schedule

Applies strong knowledge of utility standards, guides, specifications, and procedures specific to working in California such as G.O.128 and G.O.95

Ensure that the technical and safety standards are maintained in all aspects of design work


AECOM's Energy practice provides a wide range of services from consulting and engineering design to energy engineering, energy procurement and construction (EPC) for power, energy efficiency, and renewable energy clients. Our understanding of the big picture - and the interconnection between generation, distribution, storage, and the demand side of the meter - allows us to deliver holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. We connect knowledge and experience across our global framework to bring together a unique combination of engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers who advance cleaner, secure, and more sustainable energy solutions.