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Job Information

AECOM Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland

Job Summary

We are recruiting a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our well established and growing Auckland Office. This role offers you an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of our 40 strong national Ground Engineering team, to work with and support colleagues from a variety of engineering and environmental disciplines and to assist in the growth of our Ground Engineering and Tunnelling team.

We are looking for an ambitious team player who is looking for an opportunity to assist in the development of innovative, cost-effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and fast-paced. Your extensive geotechnical consultancy experience, in particular, strong capability in geotechnical studies, investigation, and design for highway earthworks, bridge foundations, retaining structures and strengthened earthworks will add to our teams existing strengths.

Nationally our Ground Engineering team provides one-stop access to services ranging from project management, feasibility studies, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works.

  • You will provide technical support to both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality, to programme and budget

  • Utilize your expertise to apply advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies develop technical solutions to complex problems

  • Interpret and record data, conducts analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance

  • Undertake design and reporting of a wide variety of geotechnical works including geological and geomorphological mapping, slope stability, foundations, retaining structures, earthworks and ground improvement

  • Conduct research and investigation as required.

  • Plan and organize project studies

  • Assist in resolving conflicting technical information and unsuitability of standard procedures

  • Perform complex assignments requiring the development of unique solutions to problems.

  • May oversee the work of less experienced scientists.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experienced Geotechnical Engineer with a proven track record in studies, investigations and geotechnical design, in particular for new build transportation infrastructure.

  • Possess strong problem solving and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to write clear and concise technical reports is essential.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of relevant design standards.

  • Ensures that Health and Safety issues are addressed throughout the life of a project.

  • In-depth hands-on experience of routinely used geotechnical software including gINT, Slope/W, SLIDE and Plaxis; GIS or Geospatial skills desirable.

  • In-depth knowledge of a wide variety of ground conditions and of soil and rock design parameter selection; local knowledge and experience is advantageous.

  • Valid driving licence is essential.

  • Willing to travel to other offices and sites within NZ is essential, and a willing to consider overseas assignments preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Geotechnical Engineering are preferred, although Engineering Geologists with appropriate design skills will be considered.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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 New Zealand

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 218395BR

Clearance Required 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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