AECOM Geotechnical Engineer-in-Training in Edmonton, Alberta

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Position Title Geotechnical Engineer-in-Training

Canada - Alberta


Job Summary

AECOM’s Edmonton office is currently seeking a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer. This position will demand a sound knowledge of engineering principles, focused on Geotechnical Engineering, and the ability to apply these principles in practice.

As a member of the Northern Alberta Geotechnical Engineering team, the person in this role will undertake a variety of office and site assignments, generally under the supervision of a more senior Geotechnical Engineer. The expectation is that this person will rapidly develop his/her abilities and pursue a keen interest in learning and training. Careful attention to detail will be required.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Being involved in multiple projects across disciplines including site investigations, civil/geotechnical analysis, design, and construction inspection; utilizing a range of technical software and hand calculations.

  • Conducting technical analysis, report writing, conceptual and preliminary and detailed designs under direction.

  • Working with an experienced team in a wide variety of major civil infrastructure, mining, and oil and gas projects.

  • Assisting with the preparation of proposals for new work.

  • Both applying basic engineering principles and approaching situations with alternate perspectives and new ideas.

  • Traveling to work sites for extended periods to conduct Geotechnical investigations or to provide technical support, such as construction monitoring.

  • This work may include work for other disciplines, and the acquisition of new skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree – preferably Civil, Geotechnical or Geological Engineering..

  • 0 - 2 years of relevant project experience; North American experience preferred with a focus on civil earthworks and geotechnical engineering

  • Eligibility for registration as a P.Eng. with APEGA

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in the English language, including report writing

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Ability to manage time effectively

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Knowing when to ask for help

  • A good grounding in Soil Mechanics

  • A good grounding in Slope Stability Analysis and solutions to slope stability problems, Bearing Capacity assessment and the solutions to bearing capacity problems, Settlement analysis and solutions to settlement problems.

  • Ability to use specialist proprietary software to carry out the above analyses.

  • Agility, flexibility and the drive to go beyond the requirements of the role.

  • The role requires someone who is driven by working on technically challenging, diverse projects that have a positive impact on communities, within a dynamic work environment and a culture that is direct, supportive, and flexible.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering

  • Finite Element Modelling training/experience

  • Excellent knowledge of MS PowerPoint, Project or Access

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Geotechnical

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 162869BR