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AECOM Graduate Civil/Geotechnical Engineer - Tailings and Dams in Murray, Utah

Company Description

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At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

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.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Graduate Civil/Geotechnical Engineer to support geotechnical, civil infrastructure, and mine tailings projects as part of the Mining group in Denver, Colorado or Murray, Utah .  The position will involve working on mine tailings dam and water dam projects to conduct geotechnical investigations and analyses.

This position is expected to begin in January or May 2024.

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

  • Planning, implementing, and overseeing geotechnical exploration programs.

  • Assisting with laboratory testing assignments.

  • Performing geotechnical evaluations including material characterization, liquefaction, seepage, slope stability, and settlement analyses.

  • Preparing calculation packages.

  • Assisting with the development of geotechnical reports, drawings, and specifications.

  • Preparing and presenting technical presentations of evaluation results to the internal team.

  • Review geotechnical instrumentation and assist with the preparation of instrumentation monitoring reports.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Engineering Geology.

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices when public transportation is not available. The selected candidate will undergo a Motor Vehicle Records review.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • EIT Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months.

  • Masters Degree in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Emphasis.

  • Basic Knowledge of industry software such as GeoStudio, Utexas, Grapher, AutoCAD, and Civil3D.

  • Field, construction, and/or dams experience.

  • Familiarity with design reports, drawings, and specifications.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrate proactive problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment.

  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility, and flexibility.

  • Resourceful, highly organized, and detail-oriented.

  • 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.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

  • We are interested in every qualified candidate eligible to work in the United States. Permanent residency sponsorship is available for current H1-B visa holders in the United States.

  • Travel of 15% is required for this position.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $55,029.50 - $75,665.57.


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: J10096115

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site