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Job Information

AECOM Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Los Angeles, California

United States of America - California, Los Angeles

Job Summary

The AECOM Los Angeles, California or Orange, California office has an immediate need for an experienced Senior Geotechnical Engineer to take on a leadership role in our geotechnical engineering practice. The candidate will have the opportunity to direct projects for a variety of facilities including dams, pipelines, tunnels, levees, bridges, and building structures, and coordinate with a broad range of other disciplines within AECOM.

The candidate should have a high level of technical expertise and experience in supervising and training staff in geotechnical investigations, analyses, reporting, and construction observation. Business development for existing and new clients will be an integral part of the position.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • ​Geotechnical Experience on Water Resources Projects.

  • Plan and oversee field exploration/characterization and laboratory testing of soil and rock materials.

  • Oversee teams performing slope stability and seepage analyses and designing slope stabilization measures for dams, spillways, and/or levees.

  • Perform seismic stability and deformations analyses of dams; including earthquake ground motions, liquefaction potential, and earthquake-induced and fault-induced deformations.

  • Evaluate the expected seismic performance of dams, levees, outlet pipes, probable maximum flood conditions.

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

  • Project Management – tracking scope, schedule and budget.

  • Business development for new and existing clients.

  • Prepare engineering services proposals, cost estimates, and schedules.

  • Prepare Project Work plans and Health and Safety Plans.

  • Oversee and prepare engineering reports and documentation.

  • Review engineering reports and documentation prepared by junior staff.

  • Ensure the quality of project deliverables.

  • Mentoring and technical development of junior staff.

  • Perform Independent Technical Reviews.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS Degree in engineering or related field of study

  • 10 years of relevant experience

  • Professional Engineer’s (PE) license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Civil Engineering

  • Geotechnical California GE registration

  • Working knowledge of relevant building code provisions

  • Strong commitment to ensuring safe project execution

  • Local travel required

  • Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position may have to pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

  • Experience working with local permitting jurisdictions

  • OSHA 40 Hour Hazwoper Certification

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 United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 237083BR

Additional Locations US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd

Clearance Required No

Virtual: 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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