AECOM Principal Geotechnical Engineer in Orange, California
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The AECOM Orange, California office has an immediate need for an experienced Principal Geotechnical Engineer to take on a leadership role in our geotechnical engineering practice.
The candidate will have the opportunity to direct projects for a variety of facilities including dams, pipelines, tunnels, levees, bridges, and building structures, and coordinate with a broad range of other disciplines within AECOM.
The candidate should have a high level of technical expertise and experience in supervising and training staff in geotechnical investigations, analyses, reporting, and construction observation. Business development for existing and new clients will be an integral part of the position.
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
Geotechnical Experience on Water Resources and Transportation Projects.
Plan and oversee field exploration/characterization and laboratory testing of soil and rock materials.
Oversee teams performing slope stability and seepage analyses and designing slope stabilization measures for dams, spillways, and/or levees.
Perform seismic stability and deformations analyses of dams; including earthquake ground motions, liquefaction potential, and earthquake-induced and fault-induced deformations.
Evaluate the expected seismic performance of dams, levees, outlet pipes, probable maximum flood conditions.
Supervise preparation of technical reports, independent dam safety inspections, and potential failure mode analyses.
Project Management – tracking scope, schedule and budget.
Business development for new and existing clients.
Prepare engineering services proposals, cost estimates, and schedules.
Prepare Project Work plans and Health and Safety Plans.
Oversee and prepare engineering reports and documentation.
Review engineering reports and documentation prepared by junior staff.
Ensure the quality of project deliverables.
Mentoring and technical development of junior staff.
Perform Independent Technical Reviews.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS :
BA/BS Degree in engineering or related field of study + 10 years or more of relevant experience
Professional Engineer’s (PE) license
Master’s degree or PhD in Civil Engineering
Geotechnical California GE registration
15 years or more of experience
Working knowledge of relevant building code provisions
Strong commitment to ensuring safe project execution
Local travel required
Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position may have to pass a pre-employment substance abuse test
Experience working with local permitting jurisdictions
OSHA 40 Hour Hazwoper Certification
Relocation is not available for this position.
Sponsorship is available for this role.
Some local site travel required.
Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The target salary range for this position is $125,000-200,000.
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.
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Business Line: Water
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Engineering