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AECOM Engineering Seismologist/Seismologist in San Francisco, California

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 nearly 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.

Job Description

AECOM is currently seeking an Engineering Seismologist/Seismologist to be located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Oakland CA

Responsibilities include:

  • Work on seismic research projects and provide technical support to multidisciplinary teams on various projects.

  • Analyze and review seismic data using advanced software tools and methodologies.

  • Develop and refine seismic hazard models for various regions.

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to integrate seismic data into broader geoscience studies.


Required requirements:

  • BA/BS in geophysics, engineering, geology or related subject + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of education and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree and/or Ph.D. degree in geophysics, engineering, or geology highly preferred.

  • Understanding of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and have strong background in probability and statistics

  • Experience in programming with Python or Matlab highly preferred. Additional programming experience in Fortran and/or C also desirable.

  • Strong technical writing and communication skills.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret procedures, regulations, and technical information.

  • Work independently or under minimum supervision.

  • Understanding and knowledge of site response analysis and/or Tsunami hazards.

  • Understanding of seismic source and strong ground motion characteristics, e.g. stress drop and path parameters such as crustal attenuation and kappa.

  • Ability to effectively present to stakeholders ideas and technical information

  • Ability to learn new software for communication, project management, and technical analysis

  • Past research experience funded by National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) or publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) or Earthquake Spectra.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this role.

  • Minimal conference related travel may be required.

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

  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The target salary range for this position is $70,000 - $100,000.

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.


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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: J10094077

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: On-Site