AECOM Senior Geologist in Orange, California
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AECOM is currently seeking Senior Geologist candidates to support Geo-Civil projects from our Orange, California office .
Responsibilities of the role will include:
Maintaining long-term relationships with clients in civil infrastructure and mining by providing technical expertise, attending client and project meetings, managing client expectations, and supporting business development pursuits.
Planning, budgeting and executing surface and subsurface field geologic and geotechnical exploration, and managing support staff required to execute investigations
Perform geologic field reconnaissance and mapping for the identification of geologic hazards and site characterization;
Provide support on the design and installation of ground water wells and geotechnical instrumentation (VWP’s, inclinometers, transducers, etc.);
Provide interpretation of site conditions including: geologic, geochemical, and geophysical data and preparing geotechnical and geologic reports;
Developing geologic models for complex geologic site conditions;
Conducting geologic research, and developing innovative ways to advance projects with the latest technologies;
Performing liaison activities with regulatory agencies (local, state, and federal agencies) on behalf of our clients;
Collaborating with geotechnical and structural engineers to develop robust dam designs.
Preparation of project documentation including reports, project communications, and design drawings and report figures that are of a high professional standard.
Written communication skills in the form of technical reports are a must.
BA/BS + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalence of experience and/or education.
Professional licensure (PG/CEG/PE) required.
Valid US Drivers License required.
Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Engineering Geology or Geological Engineering (Master’s preferred)
Ideally, 10+ years of experience as a Geologist/Engineering Geologist including investigations.
Experience with complex subsurface investigations including soil and rock core drilling
Installation of piezometers and geotechnical instrumentation
Willingness to travel regularly for domestic and international projects while conducting physically rigorous field geologic data collection in a variety of extreme terrain and weather conditions
Ability to work on multiple project tasks and meet deadlines with aggressive schedules efficiently while maintaining attention to detail and work product quality
Must have excellent communication and writing skills. Written communication skills in the form of geotechnical/geologic data reporting is necessary.
Experience with geotechnical projects including dams, mine tailings dams and water storage dams
Analytical skills and knowledge of geological and geotechnical software (i.e., RocScience, Geo-Slope, gINT, etc.)
Relocation not available for this position.
Sponsorship may be available for this role (current US employment VISA holders)
Regular project site travel required (up to 50%)
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 $95,000 - $140,000.
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.
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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.
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Business Line: Water
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Hybrid