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AECOM Geotechnical Engineer in Murray, Utah

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.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Murray, UT.

  • Participate in field assignments for projects with retaining walls, foundations, mines, dams, levees, slopes and tunnels. Field work includes soil and rock borings, test pits, CPT soundings, geophysical testing, and geotechnical instrumentation design and construction.

  • Develop material properties for soil and rock and perform geotechnical evaluations including liquefaction triggering, seepage analysis, and slope stability analysis.

  • Execute project assignments while utilizing critical thinking, engineering procedures to carry out project tasks

  • Design shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, ground improvement, flood risk reduction structures, embankments and cut and fill slopes, and tunnels.

  • Use computer programs including GeoStudio, LPILE, GROUP, SHAFT, Plaxis, Settle3, and MathCAD for geotechnical analyses.

  • Prepare and review Geotechnical work plans, Geotechnical Reports, Alternative Analysis Reports, etc.

  • Review design plans and specifications and for compliance with geotechnical recommendations and communicate with multiple disciplines and provide design improvement recommendations.

  • May lead one or more teams in the delivery of work efforts that are often complex.

  • Mentor and train junior geotechnical engineers.

  • Have the opportunity to meet with clients and participate in proposals.

  • Project management – tracking scope, schedule and budget

  • Have the opportunity to travel to and work in locations both within the USA and around the world.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Current PE license required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Utah PE or ability to obtain within 3 months.

  • Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology.

  • 7+ years of related experience in Geotechnical Engineering projects.

  • Preferred work experience to include design of tailings impoundments, and highway transportation projects and/or railway projects.

  • Solid understanding of performing and managing field work

  • Project management experience

  • The ability to work well within a team

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office tools

  • Experience using geotechnical software, including Settle3 and GeoStudio.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is available for this role.

  • Opportunities for occasional project site travel as needed.

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 and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

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: J10091875

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site