AECOM Civil Engineer (Geotechnical Engineer) in Chicago, Illinois
AECOM is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
As part of our Remediation Business Line, you will have the opportunity to work on very challenging projects and collaborate with a wide range of other disciplines. Local travel may be required for various project activities (30-50%).
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
Assist with reviewing client service requests, evaluating analysis requirements and preparing cost estimates and proposal submittals
Oversee subsurface investigations including hollow stem auger drilling, rotary wash drilling, cone penetrometer test (CPT) soundings, in-situ vane shear testing, soil resistivity testing and pressure meter testing at various sites throughout Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and western Indiana.
Review and assign laboratory testing for geotechnical evaluations
Oversee inspection of construction activities to monitor progress and assess conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction standards
Perform and oversee geotechnical data evaluation including slope stability, seepage and settlement analyses, analysis and design of earth retention systems, liquefaction analysis, and shallow and deep foundation analyses
Prepare geotechnical engineering reports and recommendations
Review regulations and standards necessary to conduct technical studies and carry out project design and permitting work
Prepare and/or peer review designs, specifications, and construction documents
Assemble and document geotechnical data using software that includes: Excel, Word, gINT, and AutoCAD
Perform geotechnical analyses with software that includes: GeoStudio (Slope/W, Seep/W and Sigma/W), LPile, PYWALL, SPW911 and GRLWEAP
Apply QA/QC requirements to their own work and work of the project team
About AECOM’s Environment Business Line
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
About AECOM’s Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment Practice
AECOM delivers innovative and often complex solutions to meet our clients’ objectives. Because we address many different impacted sites – from munitions to PFAS to algae blooms and beyond – every project in our global practice is different. That’s exciting, especially because our worldwide internal technical practice network connects us in real time to explore best practices from experts near and far. We offer full life-cycle solutions for projects – from due diligence through restoration and redevelopment to outreach programs that engage stakeholders and generate goodwill in the community. Our experts integrate scientific and engineering knowledge with responsive and cost-effective project management, strong communication skills, and an understanding of regulatory strategies and challenges. AECOM has the depth and breadth of resources to address significant remedial site challenges, and we support the development of our technical staff to be their best via professional mentorship and development. AECOM provides a stringent internal project manager certificate program to help you succeed in that career path. Learn more about our Remediation, Restoration and Redevelopment services.
- BS Degree in Civil Engineering plus a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Master’s degree or PhD in Civil Engineering
8+ years of geotechnical engineering or related field experience
Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan PE license is a plus
What We Offer
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.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Engineering - Civil
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 259111BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.