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AECOM Principal Geotechnical Engineer in Austin, Texas

Company Description

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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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Principal Geotechnical Engineer focused on levees and dams to work remotely from within the United States.

This position is a geotechnical discipline lead and/or Project Manager on a variety of projects. The immediate major focus is flood risk reduction system designs for the USACE and other government and private entities. Additional projects include transportation, buildings, environmental, etc. Water Business Line projects include flood risk reduction projects related to stormwater pump stations, bank stabilization, dams, levees, floodwalls, etc. for federal, state, local, and private clients. A heavy focus of this team is the Coastal Storm Risk Management system along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Plans, directs, and supervises operations included in a large, complex project or multiple moderately sized projects with greater risk and complexity, and significant financial impact

  • Completes project management-type tasks like oversight of geotechnical budget, schedule, and resources

  • Plan, schedule, conduct or coordinate detailed phases of the geotechnical engineering aspects of the project, focusing on the unique or controversial problems

  • Resolves complex issues

  • Provides direction to and mentoring to other technical staff in completing project tasks

  • Performs ITRs of engineering reports and designs

  • Acts as primary point of contact with client and has full responsibility for project delivery

  • Competent to serve as Engineer-of-Record on DBB and DB projects

  • May be responsible for Project teams that include 10 or more members

  • Regularly develop and evaluate project plans

  • Provide advice and consultation to client on geotechnical engineering matters, including compliance with government laws and regulations

  • Project leadership in the areas of design, analysis, and construction on various projects

  • Develop project proposals and work with business leader on overall strategy to grow the team


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS 10+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 20+ years of progressive experience in geotechnical engineering

  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from ABET-accredited institution

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from ABET-accredited institution

  • Significant geotechnical design experience.

  • Experience with: USACE projects and design requirements; Dam and/or levee design; technical leadership within the area of geotechnical involvement for flood control projects including dams, levees, stormwater pump stations, channel improvements, etc; and alternative delivery and DBB projects

  • Professional Engineering License and the ability to obtain PE license in 6 months in both Texas and Louisiana.

  • Expertise with and ability to make informed decisions regarding drilling, field investigations, laboratory testing, advanced material characterization, seepage analysis, slope stability analysis, settlement, and construction of dams, levees, channel improvements, and other heavy earthwork projects.

  • Understanding of expansive soils in Texas and/or soft soils in Louisiana and their impacts to design.

  • Experience in various construction techniques and phasing to help develop unique, cost-effective solutions for our clients.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $130,000 - $180,000

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10068905

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering