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AECOM Civil Engineer (Dams & Mining) in Denver, Colorado

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

AECOM is seeking a Civil Engineer (Dams & Mining) to be based in Denver, Colorado. In this role you will specialize in grading, surface modeling and earthwork design. This is a technical role working on world-class projects with other engineers, designers, and project managers on a variety of projects within the Dams, Mining and Water Resources markets. Candidates can expect a diverse set of project challenges focused on heavy civil grading for large mines and dams.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for complex interdisciplinary civil design projects, producing custom solutions, mentoring mid-level and junior staff, developing calculations, drawings, reports, and specifications.

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

  • Dams: Grading design and surface modeling for earth-fill, rockfill, conventional concrete and RCC embankments, quarries, spillways, outlet works, foundations and drains.

  • Mining: Grading design, surface modeling and site development for tailing storage facilities, embankments, seepage ponds, utility corridors, waste rock piles, buttresses, ring dikes, underdrains, closure plans, haul roads and instrumentation monitoring.

  • Civil/Site- Site development, access roads, drainage channels, jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional dams, slope stabilization, retaining walls, detention ponds, land development, surface drainage, and stream restoration.

  • Extensive experience with Autodesk Civil 3D with an emphasis on complex and advanced surface modeling capabilities.

  • Prepare detailed calculation packages for earthwork quantities, reservoir storage capacity, and tailing storage.

  • Ability to process a variety of data sources to build surfaces from LiDAR, field survey, breaklines, DEMs, and contours.

  • Detailed understanding of coordinate systems and the ability to transform data from one system to another.

  • Data management of survey and client data through the project life cycle.

  • Generate conceptual layouts/designs and perform calculations/analyses for channels, detention ponds, operating ponds, spillways, rock drains, check dams, and haulage/access/circulation roads.

  • Prepare drafts of portions of technical proposals, reports, regulatory agency permits, as well as less complex external and internal documents.

  • Prepare reservoir and pond designs including geosynthetic lining, leak detection/collection systems, outlet works, and spillways

  • Coordinate and integrate civil design with results from geotechnical, structural, mechanical, and electrical designs.

  • Create engineering drawings and visual aids using AutoCAD Civil 3D.

  • Engage on regional projects with other offices in the region and globally.

  • Demonstrate ability to build trusting working relationships with clients and colleagues.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and 12+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Strong technical progression within Civil Engineering and Design

  • Design experience in mining and dams

  • Strong technical progression within civil engineering and design.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry standards.

  • Software experience:

  • Civil3d

  • Microsoft Excel

  • ESRI GIS, Blue Marble Global Mapper or other GIS applications.

Additional Information


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $80,000.00 - $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: REF26642F

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site