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AECOM Civil Engineer in Germantown, Maryland

Company Description

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Civil Engineer to be based in Germantown, MD.

This position is expected to begin in October 1, 2023

The Water Business Unit of AECOM is actively seeking a proactive Staff Geotechnical Engineer. This position is in our Germantown, MD, office in the DC Metro Area.

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

  • Perform geotechnical tasks and working closely with other disciplines to meet the project needs, under the supervision of senior engineers

  • Oversee subsurface investigation programs.

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

  • Assign and review data from geotechnical laboratory testing

  • Perform design calculations for pavements, shallow and deep foundations, tunnel components, retaining walls, temporary and permanent support of excavation, seismic site class, liquefaction

  • Perform settlement analysis, global and external stability analyses, seepage analyses, ground improvement evaluation

  • Assist the geophysics group in data collection during geophysical surveys

  • Prepare engineering reports and memoranda

  • Perform construction oversight

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

  • Participate in local professional events to represent AECOM

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


Minimum Requirement:

  • BA/BS in Geotechnical Engineering

  • Valid Driver’s license

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering

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

  • Understanding of the basic concepts of earthquake engineering

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

  • A minimum of 6 months of demonstrated experience in the field and office through internships or full time employment.

  • EIT Certification

  • Ability to work in inclement weather

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

  • Knowledge of geology within Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia

  • 1 year of experience in monitoring construction and geotechnical exploration

  • Possess active or ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Experience with technical report writing

  • Strong written and oral communication, quantitative and interpersonal skills

Additional Information

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

  • This position may consist of occasional manual labor including hiking with a heavy pack, excavation with shovels, and moving heavy dirt. The work involves working outdoors and the engineer may encounter variable weather and field conditions.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10086942

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site