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AECOM Geotechnical Engineer III in Tucson, Arizona

Job Summary

The GeoCivil team of AECOM is actively seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to be located in one of the Arizona offices, Phoenix or Tucson.

The GeoCivil team works on technically challenging projects locally, nationally, and internationally. Our team brings together the skills of project managers, civil engineers, H&H engineers, geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, and environmental and planning specialists to provide integrated, sustainable and cost-effective solutions to our client needs. Projects include flood risk reduction systems, dams, levees, mining, tunnels, transportation, and power.

You will work alongside our project managers throughout the project design and delivery cycle, making technical decisions in various design stages of the projects to include carrying out feasibility studies, reference designs, detailed designs, and preparing reports and technical specifications. You may be asked to mentor junior staff which will call for excellent leadership and communication skills.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in field assignments that will include soil and rock borings, test pits, CPT soundings, geophysical testing; geotechnical instrumentation design and construction; and inspection of the construction of geotechnical features like retaining walls, foundations, dams, levees, slopes and tunnels.

  • Have the opportunity to travel to and work in locations both within the USA and around the world.

  • Mentor and train junior geotechnical engineers.

  • Design shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, ground improvement, flood risk reduction structures, embankments and cut slopes, and tunnels.

  • Develop geotechnical design parameters based on laboratory data results.

  • Prepare and review Geotechnical Reports, Alternative Analysis Reports, etc.

  • Use computer programs including GeoStudio, LPILE, GROUP, SHAFT, Plaxis, Settle3, and MathCAD for geotechnical analyses.

  • Review design plans and specifications and for compliance with geotechnical recommendations and communicate with multiple disciplines and provide design improvement recommendations.

  • Have the opportunity to meet with clients and participate in proposals.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree plus four (4) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Driver's license required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid understanding of field work

  • Project management experience

  • The ability to work well within a team

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Registration Screening (MVR).

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Geotechnical

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 261149BR

Additional Locations US - Tucson, AZ - 333 East Wetmore

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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