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AECOM Hydrogeology Director (CCR) in Raleigh, North Carolina

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Hydrogeology Director to join our well established and growing Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) / Geotechnical department in the Southeast region of the United States. As a key member of our CCR staff, candidate will be working on rewarding projects throughout the southeastern United States within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities.

AECOM is searching for an individual with analytical and numerical groundwater flow and solute transport modeling background to add to our groundwater team. The Leadership team is searching for candidates with experience in the CCR market that are a leader and role model, client-focused, impactful and decisive.

This is a great opportunity for highly motivated engineers to build on your career while helping address the region’s key environmental and engineering challenges. In this role, you will support the design of various CCR disposal facilities, earthen dams, bridges, retaining walls, roadways, and other geotechnical, civil, and remediation projects.

The job responsibilities for the position will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide leadership to the team in place. Posses a strong groundwater modeling resume and have a background of leading hydrogeologic investigations at large, complex sites demonstrating history in the development of remedial strategies and closure:

  • Provide statistical analysis of hydrogeologic data, well-field design, installations, contaminant fate and transport analyses, groundwater modeling using MODFLOW, MODFLOW-USG, FEFLOW, PEST, MT3D, RT3D, and MODPATH (SEAWAT and FEFLOW desired but not necessary)

  • Understanding of LNAPL modeling; decision tree development; and preparation of feasibility studies and remedial action plans.

  • Participate in client and agency meetings and teleconferences and should be highly skilled in technical presentations and advocacy discussions.

  • Familiar with the geology/hydrogeology of various environments including sedimentary and fractured rock settings, statistical analyses of groundwater data, groundwater modeling and DNAPL/LNAPL investigations.



  • BA/BS + 12 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 4 years of leadership

  • Experience in CCR and Hydrogeology related projects

  • PE in NC or the ability to obtain a license by reciprocity

  • Ability to travel within the Southeastern United States to visit team locations, client sites and regulatory agencies

  • Valid U.S Driver's License and as a condition of employment, must pass AECOM's Motor Vehicle Records Review

  • As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a drug-screen.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering

  • 13+ years of progressive Hydrogeology experience.

  • 15+ Years of related project experience in Civil design, CCR or Geotechnical Engineering projects related to solid waste disposal, CCR management, dams and impoundments.

  • Business Development and Client Relationship Management experience

  • Experience as a technical contributor on general civil and/or remediation projects.

  • Ability to proactively assist in technical efforts and project team staff.

  • Experience on large scale projects.

  • Experience with storage tank, manufactured gas plant, renewable energy, landfill, and/or air projects.

  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training certification.

  • Construction 30 certification

  • Significant experience working in the capacity of a project manager and client contact.

  • Experience and confidence to work independently to produce high quality deliverables on time and on budget.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $175,000.00 - $195,000.00.


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: J10107346

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: On-Site