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AECOM Principal Tailings Storage Facility Engineer (Civil/Geotechincal) in Denver, Colorado

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Job Summary

AECOM  is seeking an initiative-taking principal geotechnical/civil engineer to support mine tailings and heavy mine tailings infrastructure as part of the Mining group in Denver Colorado.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership to the mining group in the areas of design, investigation, analysis, and construction of Tailings Dams and Mining projects

  • Provides independent technical review of multi-disciplinary review of Tailings Storage facilities including design, investigation, analysis, construction, process, and operations and signs off on work.

  • Develop clients, project proposals and works with mining business leader to support and grow Mining practice in tailings facilities and mine for leach projects.

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

  • Preparing and presenting technical reports and presentations to project team, clients, regulators, and technical review boards.

  • Supervise preparation of technical reports, independent dam safety inspections, and potential failure mode analyses.

  • Conducting potential failure mode analyses and risk analyses for water storage and hydropower dams, including identifying and developing potential failure modes, and serving as subject matter expert in risk analysis workshops.

  • Develop project proposals and work with mining business leader to support and grow Mining practice

  • Provide direction to and mentoring to senior level staff

  • Performs independent technical reviews of engineering reports and design and signs off on work

  • May be responsible for Project teams that include 5 or more members often representing multiple disciplines including subcontractor(s)

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


Minimum Requirements

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

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license

  • Valid U.S Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s OR PhD in Civil Engineering or related field of study

  • 20+ years or more of relevant experience

  • Progressive experience in tailings storage facility design, evaluation (e.g., PSHA analysis, material characterization, liquefaction, seepage, slope stability, and settlement analyses), construction, monitoring and operations

  • Experience with completing independent technical reviews and dam safety reviews

  • Progressive experience in leading multi- disciplinary projects

  • Risk analysis project experience

  • Business development for new and existing clients, prepare engineering services proposals, cost estimates, and schedules.

  • Must be a resourceful, highly organized professional with attention to people and detail

  • Strong commitment to ensuring safe project execution

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this role.

  • Sponsorship may be available for this position.

  • Regional site travel required as needed (up to 30%).

  • 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 $150,000 - $200,000.

  • 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.

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.

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: J10088522

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site