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AECOM Project Geotechnical Engineer III in Arlington, Virginia

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

The Water Business Unit of AECOM is actively seeking a proactive Project Geotechnical Engineer. This position is located in our Arlington, VA office. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Performing and managing small to medium-sized geotechnical projects and working closely with other disciplines to meet the project needs under the supervision of senior engineers

  • Mentoring younger engineers

  • Planning and oversight of subsurface investigation programs.

  • Adhere to AECOM safety culture and maintain a safe work environment

  • Assigning, reviewing, and performing statistical analysis on the results of the geotechnical laboratory testing

  • Performing and reviewing design calculations for pavements, shallow and deep foundations, tunnel components, retaining walls, temporary and permanent support of excavation

  • Perform and peer review settlement analyses, ground improvement analyses, slope stability analyses, seepage analyses,

  • Working with the geophysics group to manage combined subsurface exploration programs

  • Prepare engineering reports and memoranda

  • Working in multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists with effective collaboration.

  • Performing construction oversight

  • Reviewing design reports and calculations performed by other firms and providing detailed review comments.

  • Reviewing construction submittals and providing detailed review comments.

  • Finding opportunities to bring innovation to the operations using data science, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.

  • Participating in local professional events to represent AECOM

  • Travel for projects domestically and internationally for one week to a month at a time.


  • BA/BS Degree + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience with pavement design, shallow and deep foundations, slope stability

  • Experience with AutoCAD, gINT, MathCAD, Geostudio, and other geotechnical analysis software

  • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field and office.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally for 2 to 4 weeks at a time.

  • P.E. Certification

  • Ability to work in inclement weather

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

  • Due to the nature of work, US Citizenship is required

  • Valid U.S. Driver's license and as a condition of employment, able to pass AECOM's Motor Vehicle Records Review.) Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge of geology within the tidewater area of Virginia

  • Thorough understanding of the concepts of soil mechanics and foundation engineering

  • Prior experience working on projects for the US Army Crops of Engineers, NAVFAC.

  • Experience in monitoring general geotechnical construction

  • Possess active or ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in conducting large-scale subsurface investigations using various drilling methodologies.

  • Experience with geotechnical laboratory testing.

  • Experience with installation and monitoring of instrumentation

  • Experience with technical report writing

  • Strong written and oral communication, quantitative and interpersonal skill

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation assistance is available for this role.

  • This position requires travel

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $90,000.00 - $125,000.00.


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 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 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: J10101099

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site