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AECOM Senior Project Geotechnical Engineer in Murray, Utah

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

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 over 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.

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.

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With a proud history spanning over 85 years and thousands of successful projects, our expertise in dam and reservoir engineering is unmatched. From feasibility studies to design, construction, and maintenance, we cover every aspect of the process, ensuring the longevity and safety of critical water infrastructure. As part of our team, you'll contribute to our legacy, bringing innovative solutions to life and making a meaningful impact on global water resources.

Job Description

As an AECOM Senior Project Geotechnical Engineer, you will work with our Salt Lake City geotechnical group, as well as interdisciplinary groups from Salt Lake City and other offices, to deliver consulting services on rewarding infrastructure projects. Our group provides geotechnical services in a variety of sectors, primarily dams, levees, mining, civil works, transportation, and energy. You will have opportunities to work on local, national, and international projects, engaging in project life cycles from planning and site investigation through detailed design and construction.

As a Senior Project Geotechnical Engineer, you will have responsibilities to lead engineering analysis, design, and reporting to meet client needs and deliver on project commitments. You will mentor younger engineers and connect staff with experts throughout AECOM. You will be supported as you continue to develop your career as a geotechnical engineer. You will engage in developing technical expertise, managing projects, leading teams, supporting active project pursuits, and contributing to business development.

AECOM offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and is invested in the well-being and professional development of its employees.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide geotechnical engineering and design support for dams, levees, mining, civil works, transportation, energy, and other projects

  • Plan, perform, and oversee geotechnical site investigations, including subsurface investigations, field and laboratory testing of soil and rock materials

  • Plan, oversee installation, monitor, and analyze associated data from geotechnical instrumentation

  • Perform and/or support junior and mid-level engineers in completing geotechnical engineering calculations, analysis, and design; preparing geotechnical recommendations; writing and reviewing technical reports; and preparing and reviewing design drawings and specifications

  • Provide onsite field support and oversight for geotechnical and earthwork construction

  • Perform and/or support junior engineers in completing engineering reviews of existing infrastructure facilities, and preparing associated technical reports and evaluations

  • Effectively and proactively communicate with geotechnical and interdisciplinary team members, and exercise engineering judgement, to complete project objectives and meet client needs

  • Research and implement technical methods, standard techniques, procedures, regulations, and criteria to carry out or oversee engineering tasks

  • Assume responsibility for projects, follow quality procedures and strive for quality and excellence in all work products, and perform work in an honest and ethical manner

  • Participate in project management tasks and become an AECOM project manager

  • Support project pursuits and contribute to business development efforts in Utah and around the western United States

  • Mentor younger engineers to support their development and success

  • Build trusting working relationships with clients and colleagues


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a focus in geotechnical engineering from an ABET-accredited university + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of education and/or experience.

Preferred Qualification

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and ability to obtain licensure in Utah within 3 months

  • 8 years of geotechnical consulting experience

  • 2 years of project management experience

  • Field, laboratory, analysis, and design experience supporting dams and levees projects

  • Competency/proficiency in performing geotechnical analysis and design using engineering software such as Excel, gINT, GeoStudio (SEEP/W, SLOPE/W), PLAXIS, FLAC, UTEXAS, Settle3, AutoCAD/Civil 3D, and Visual Basic

  • Strong verbal communication and technical writing skills

  • Proficiency working in Excel and Word

  • Experience and competency to complete job responsibilities

Additional Information


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

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Regular project site travel is required. (up to 25%)

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $90,000.00 - $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: J10109592

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid