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AECOM Associate Geotechnical Dam Safety Engineer in Germantown, Maryland

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

Job Summary:

We are looking for a candidate to work as part of our East Region Dams Practice located in our Germantown, Maryland office as an Associate Geotechnical Dam Safety Engineer. This position will support a variety Dam Safety Engineering projects across the East Region. The successful candidate will join the ENR consistently ranked #1 Dams and Reservoirs firm and have access to exciting career advancement opportunities.


  • Provide technical support to dam project managers, including design, analysis, inspection, construction observation, and regulatory compliance activities associated with a variety of dams. Includes:

  • Planning, implementing, and overseeing geotechnical subsurface exploration programs including assigning laboratory testing with assistance.

  • Performing dam analysis and design such as material characterization, seepage, slope stability, settlement and filter compatibility analyses for dams.

  • Preparing geotechnical reports, boring logs, drawings, and specifications for dam projects.

  • Preparing and presenting technical presentations to internal project team.

  • Conducting field observations and site visits for dam safety inspections and dam construction oversight.

  • Progression toward greater responsibility, including task and project management and certification as a professional engineer.


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Geotechnical, with 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

  • Proven coursework and/or background in geotechnical engineering.

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License and as a condition of employment, must be able to pass AECOM’s Motor Vehicle Records review.

  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on geotechnical engineering.

  • Ability and desire to occasionally travel to project sites, both local and remote.

  • Demonstrate proactive problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment.

  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility and flexibility.

  • Resourceful, highly organized professional with attention to detail.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.

  • Effective time-management and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience with related geotechnical software such as GeoStudio and gINT.

Additional Information

This position does not offer sponsorship

This position does not offer relocation assistance.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $75,000.00 - $95,000.00.


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: J10094585

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid