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AECOM Geotechnical EIT in Burnaby, British Columbia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

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 – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Geotechnical EIT to be based out of our Burnaby, BC office. This position is a full-time role. As our Junior Geotechnical Engineer in-training, you will work on varied projects and develop your skills with guidance and mentorship from our senior geotechnical engineers.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and execute field programs for geotechnical assessments, including field investigations, logging of soils and rocks and collection of soil samples and rock core.

  • Install and monitor geotechnical instrumentation.

  • Monitor installation of deep foundations.

  • Monitor construction activities including inspection of foundation subgrades, witness proof rolls and perform field density testing.

  • Coordinate with contractors and owners of construction projects.

  • Collect and analyze data under the supervision of a professional engineer.

  • Conduct engineering design under the supervision of a professional engineer.

  • Create designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, and final working drawings under the supervision of a professional engineer.

  • Use computer software as a tool for solving basic engineering problems.

  • Perform work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule under supervision.

  • Perform settlement, seepage and slope stability analyses.

  • Assist in preparing geotechnical recommendations and geotechnical reports.

  • Communicate effectively with others within the team and with internal and external clients.

  • Support Senior Engineers with competitive proposals and work plans.

  • Provide guidance and troubleshooting for quality control testing and performance of earthworks such as fill compaction and excavations.

  • Travel within BC, and other provinces/territories in Canada.

  • Potential travel for site investigations, site inspections, and construction monitoring of projects within Canada.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Geological Engineering with emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering.

  • +2 years of related experience within the civil, geological or geotechnical engineering field.

  • Valid and unrestricted driver's license.

Preferred Skills/experience:

  • Masters' Degree in Geotechnical Engineering.

  • +4 years of technical and field experience within the field of geotechnical engineering.

  • Knowledge and experience with various geotechnical software, such as GeoStudio (Slope/W, Seep/W, Sigma/W, Quake/W), Ensoft (LPile, Apile), Settle 3D, GRLWEAP, MSEW, Cliq, Shake, etc.

  • Construction oversight, QAQC, contract administration.

  • Coordination of designs with drafting teams and/or personal proficiency with AutoCAD.

  • Highly developed written communication, time management and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills; conduct yourself with integrity, work within multi-disciplined teams, deal with complex issues, and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Have a high level of initiative and enthusiasm for getting things done.

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite; excellent knowledge of Excel and Word.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Travel will likely be required in this position within Canada.

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: J10078580

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Engineering