AECOM Associate, Geotechnical in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 143488BR

Position Title Associate, Geotechnical

Job Category Engineering - Geotechnical

Business Line Transportation

Country Malaysia

State/Province/Region MY - Selangor

City Petaling Jaya

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

  • Supervise a team of junior engineers to senior professionals to perform day-to-day design and planning activities

  • Perform checking and verification of design calculations, technical reports, specifications and drawings to ensure high quality

  • Ensure submission of project deliverables within agreed budget and timeline

  • Improve technical capabilities of the team

  • Provide high quality technical advice to internal/external clients

  • Attend client and design coordination meetings

  • Coordinate with relevant parties to resolve interface issues and technical clarifications

  • Play a direct role in scope management and client satisfaction

  • Project management and contract administration for projects

  • Assist in proposal and tender preparation

  • Contribute towards creating a high performing, motivated and engaged team

  • Candidates with the right aptitude and client facing skills may opt to become full time project managers

Minimum Requirements

  • A recognised Degree in Civil Engineering, preferably with Master’s in Geotechnical Engineering

  • Minimum 12 years of civil engineering experience with more than 8 years in geotechnical related design and consulting

  • Technically competent and familiar with numerical analysis of soil-structure interaction

  • Well-developed engineering judgement skills to assess geotechnical problems and to provide construction stage advice

  • Ability to understand and meet the needs of clients

  • Ability to write clear and concise technical reports

  • Experience on large, multi-disciplinary design-and-build projects is preferred

  • Rail, tunnelling, deep excavation and temporary works experience will be well regarded

  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) will be an advantage

  • Holding valid Malaysia NRIC.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written English)

  • Ability to work well with others as a team

  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills

  • Ability to mentor and train more junior team members

  • Having the drive, focus and skills in handling and managing projects independently

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.