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AECOM Senior Tailings Storage Facility Engineer (Civil/Geotechnical) in Reno, Nevada

Company Description

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. Discover your #H2Opportunity

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated senior geotechnical and/or civil engineer and project manager to support mine tailings storage facility and heavy civil infrastructure design and analysis as part of the Mining group in Reno, NV.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Provides project leadership in the areas of design, investigation, analysis, construction and operation of Tailings Storage Facilities and multi-disciplinary mining projects

  • Plans, directs, and supervises all operations included in a mid- to large, complex projects or several moderately sized projects with greater risk and complexity, and significant financial impact

  • Work with existing and potential clients to provide long-term solutions for mine tailings facilities

  • Develop project proposals and work with mining business leader to support and grow Mining practice

  • Provide direction to and mentoring to other technical staff in completing project tasks

  • Performs independent technical reviews of engineering reports and design and signs off on work

  • May be responsible for Project teams that include 5 or more members often representing multiple disciplines including subcontractor(s)

  • Plan, schedule, conduct or coordinate detailed phases of the engineering project, focusing on the design and operations of mine tailings projects

  • Provide advice and consultation to client on engineering matters, including compliance with government laws and regulations


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Professional Engineer (PE) License or ability to obtain within 1 year.

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s OR PhD in Civil Engineering or related field of study

  • 10+ years or more of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated progressive experience in tailings storage facility design, evaluation (e.g., PSHA analysis, material characterization, liquefaction, seepage, slope stability, and settlement analyses), construction monitoring and operations

  • Progressive project experience including task leadership and deputy Engineer-of-Record roles on design and design-build projects

  • Ability to serve as primary point of contact with the client and develop client relationships

  • Familiarity with design reports, drawings and specifications

  • Knowledge of standard geotechnical and hydrological software program and evaluations

  • Must be resourceful, highly organized, professional with attention to detail and people

Additional Information

  • Relocation is available for this role.

  • Sponsorship is available for this position (current US Employment Visa holders)

  • Regional project site travel may be required.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $100,000.00 - $130,000.00.


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: J10099941

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site