AECOM Geotechnical Laboratory Manager in Santa Ana, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146782BR

Position Title Geotechnical Laboratory Manager

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Water

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Santa Ana

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 create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.

Job Summary

AECOM’s Santa Ana, California office is currently seeking to hire a Geotechnical Laboratory Manager. If you are interested in managing AECOM’s Santa Ana Geotechnical Laboratory and you have experience in the below requirements, please apply to the requisition for consideration.

The laboratory is a full service geotechnical laboratory that performs a wide range of geotechnical testing including:

  • Water Content

  • Dry Density

  • Sieve Analysis

  • Atterberg Limits - Liquid, Plastic, Plasticity Index

  • Compaction

  • Specific Gravity

  • Consolidation

  • Torsional Ring Shear

  • Direct Shear Series

  • Hydraulic Conductivity

  • Consolidated-Isotropically Undrained Triaxial Compression

  • Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial Compression

  • Unconfined Compression

  • Expansion Index

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience performing geotechnical laboratory testing

  • Knowledge and understanding of ASTM and AASHTO testing standards

  • Experience overseeing the efficient and safe operation of a lab

  • Experience maintaining and calibrating the equipment

  • Experience in quality assurance and quality control

  • Computer skills including excel and word

  • Physical requirements for this position include being able to bend, lift up to 50lbs and stand for up to two hours at a time

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

Preferred Qualifications

  • ACI Certification

  • Experience supervising technicians

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 and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.