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AECOM Geotechnical Engineer in Markham, Ontario

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 an Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer with a can-do attitude, is enthusiastic, team-oriented, with a strong technical background, engineering designation (P.Eng) or eligible to register with PEO and field/project management experience.

This position offers the opportunity to work on various civil/geotechnical engineering projects in a multi-discipline project team environment. In this role you will be responsible for developing cost effective, practical civil/geotechnical engineering designs and construction solutions for our clients. This immediate need requires the applicant to have strong technical design as well as communication and organizational skills to manage projects and act as a technical resource for the team. This position is a full-time role.

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

  • Manage, coordinate and conduct a wide variety of geotechnical investigations with support from Senior staff related, but not limited to transportation, railway, civil municipal, commercial and service utilities.

  • Oversee field investigations, site inspections and preparation of borehole records and reports;

  • Support engineers carrying out projects requiring geotechnical work: site investigations, settlement analysis, foundation design, slope stabilization and construction.

  • Provide geotechnical project management and technical support in support of on-going AECOM projects.

  • Work with other geotechnical staff in Ontario markets as well as across Canada to provide the geotechnical project management and design services to current and prospective clients.

  • Maintain positive working relationships with client contacts, suppliers, subcontractors, engineering consultants and other external agencies.

  • Frequent travel to complete field investigation assignments which include but may not be limited to: borehole drilling investigations and forensic geotechnical assessment projects.

  • Prepare proposals for medium to high complexity projects for various geotechnical scope of work.

  • Carry out geotechnical analysis, design, and reporting related to transportation, municipal, building, environmental, and energy projects.

This description above is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee. Additional duties/responsibilities may be assigned or changed at any time.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant engineering discipline (geotechnical, geological, or civil engineering etc.)

  • Currently registered or eligible for registration with PEO as a Professional Engineer or eligible for registration.

  • Minimum 4 years of professional industry experience since graduation in providing practical civil and geotechnical engineering services relevant to a variety of projects (transportation, civil, municipal, energy, utilities, building structures, and commercial).

  • Valid G class driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post graduate degree in engineering.

  • 6+ years of professional industry experience highly preferred.

  • A strong commitment to safety.

  • Written/verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.

  • Previous experience working in an engineering consulting environment.

  • Have strong organizational ability, manage multiple projects and deliver on time and on budget.

  • Knowledge in soil and rock mechanics engineering and project experience.

  • MTO medium to high complexity project experience.

  • Knowledge of working with relevant software such as gINT, GeoStudio (Slope/W, etc), SETTLE3D, LPILE, CADD and, MicroStation.

  • Proficiency with geotechnical software e.g., PLAXIS, RS2, RS3, Slide, GeoStudio, Settle3D, LPiles and gINT.

  • Basic and advanced properties of cohesive and non-cohesive soils and their identification.

  • Construction oversight, QAQC, contract administration.

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

  • Experience with project management.

  • Proposal writing, job scoping, project plans.

  • 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

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: J10090661

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid