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AECOM Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Design) - Transportation in Clifton, New Jersey

Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Sr. Geotechnical Engineer to serve as a technical leader on transportation projects with the focus on design to work out of any of our New York Metro offices: Clifton, NJ; Piscataway, NJ or New York, NY.

This role is available immediately.

The responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead Geotechnical Engineer on projects responsible for overseeing design calculations, technical reports, engineering plans and technical specifications for assigned projects.

  • Prepare subsurface exploration programs, laboratory assignments and preparing geotechnical reports.

  • Evaluate ground conditions and understand their impacts on design and construction.

  • Provide guidance to entry level Engineers and other staff to bring completion to projects.

  • Perform work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule with little supervision.

  • Independently perform all the tasks necessary to complete primary design elements for engineering works.

  • Lead/manage geotechnical engineering investigations.

  • Perform pile analysis, slope stability, settlement analysis, ground improvements and seepage analysis.

  • Utilize computer software programs, such as: APILE, LPILE, GROUP, SEEPW, SLOPEW and GRLWEAP.

  • Prepare geotechnical engineering reports and construction documents.

  • This position will work both independently and in teams.

  • Senior technical resource may serve as technical advisor for team.

  • Provide specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise.

  • Participate in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.

  • Perform quality control review of design calculations or drawings.

  • Will work with and coordinate staff to meet project needs and schedule.

  • Meet with Clients.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • New York Professional Engineering License (PE)

Preferred Qualifications

  • NJ PE nice to have

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering

  • 10 years of experience preferred, but not required

  • Experience with NYSDOT, and NJDOT

  • Ability to prepare geotechnical engineering reports and construction documents

  • Has competent analysis/design experience with slope stability (Computer software – Slope W), retaining walls, shallow and deep foundations (Computer Software: APile, Group, Lpile), experience with Seepage analysis (Computer software: SeepW), settlement analysis, Bulkhead and Support of Excavation Analysis

  • Strong computer skills including extensive knowledge of technical software; PLAXIS or MIDAS preferred

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is available for this role.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role.

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $130,000.00 - $145,000.00.


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: J10103060

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid