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AECOM Computational Engineering Design Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Computational Engineering Design Specialist to assist with developing automated design workflows and tools. This role is being created within our Enterprise Capabilities Team and the successful candidate will report to the Computational Design Leader.

This person will assist with the development of globally applicable automation tools and processes, in addition to working on design projects to further develop workflow definitions and test tools that have been created in a project production setting.

This is a remote / virtual position that can be based from a variety of US locations.

This role requires expertise in several different areas, including:

  • Expert user of digital production platforms in the domain of computational and parametric engineering design; At least one of the following technology stacks: Revit + Dynamo, Rhino + Grasshopper. Knowledge of more than one platform, including Generative Components, will be considered as a plus.

  • Creator and author of definitions using out of the box nodes tools within the defined platforms. The ability to create and maintaining custom nodes using Python and/or C# is also preferrable.

  • Parametric modelling, creation and development of smart objects (i.e.: Revit Families using adaptive components), with customisable functionality and custom-built parameters for automation

  • Digital tools deployment, ensure that development is focused on production team usage, for example, automated workflows that can be operated by Revit users using Dynamo Player or Orkestra.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with project teams to accurately capture the requirements of any workflow we are seeking to automate, in order to create a specification for the tools and content that will be required to achieve the automation aim.

  • Create and author definitions that satisfy the aims of the automation workflow, so that the tool need can be validated, and deployed in production.

  • Contribute to the creation of advanced parametric content that will be required by many of the automation tools being created.

  • Production of 3D BIM project models aligned to project specified BIM requirements using Autodesk Revit

  • In collaboration with AECOM Digital Delivery global and the Digital Engineering Leads, engage on design automation initiatives across global regions for multiple design disciplines

  • Advise and provide support for interoperability procedures between authoring software, and interfacing CAD/BIM & Analysis software packages.

  • Support the development of computational engineering standards and best practices, through non-project design technology workshops.

  • Open and willing to be flexible regarding taking on varied types of work, learn and develop new skills for digital project delivery whilst supporting the project teams with traditional deliverables.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computational Engineering, Engineering Design, Architecture, or Information Management, or related discipline plus at least 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Proven track record of design automation experience using the required platforms.

  • Proven track record of the ability to create complex parametric content (predominantly Revit families), for use with automation tools.

  • Technical design and construction knowledge in engineering design and construction.

  • Have a very good working knowledge of BIM Platforms complimentary to using authoring tools (i.e.: BIM360/ACC, Navisworks, ProjectWise, Revizto, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of any of the following will be considered favourable: Revit SDK, Dynamo SDK, Forge APIs, Rhinoceros SDK, Grasshopper SDK, RhinoInside, RhinoCompute (Hops), Bentley Connect SDK, Python, C#

  • Good communication skills in English (oral and written), and able to be an individual contributor during internal/external workshops and trainings.

  • Experience within Building, Transportation or Water/P&P design projects

  • Architecture, Engineering or Computational Design degree or similar professional education

Additional Information

Due to the remote nature of this position, relocation assistance is not available.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10079386

Business Line: PCC

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Enterprise Capabilities

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Remote