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AECOM Professional or Senior Geologist - Dams in Melbourne, Australia

Job Summary

Are you a passionate Geologist who wants to contribute to challenging and interesting projects that provide direct value to our communities? Do you have experience in the dam space and are looking to join a high performing team? With recurrent project wins and a strong pipeline of work, we are seeking a motivated Mid-level to Senior Geologist to join our Australia AECOM Dams Team (offices in Melbourne, Newcastle and Brisbane).

The AECOM Dams Group is one of the foremost dams consultancy businesses in Australia and often wins work purely on the strength of its people and its great reputation. We offer a great team culture focused on participation and inclusion. We want our people to grow and develop through working on exciting and complex projects.

By joining our team, you will get mentoring and guidance from our industry leading experts in the fields of geology, geotechnical, structural and dam design. You will also get the opportunity to work and collaborate with interstate (Brisbane, Melbourne and Newcastle) and international offices (USA, New Zealand).

Your role will involve:

  • Undertaking geotechnical investigations including:

  • Logging and characterising the engineering properties of foundation and embankment materials.

  • Geological mapping

  • Overseeing laboratory testing programs

  • Data collation, geological characterisation, analysis and reporting

  • Assisting in the preparation of project documentation including reports, project communications, and design drawings and report figures that are of a high professional standard

  • Generally supporting project teams in achieving stated goals within the Dams team but also to the various business lines within the Melbourne office and the Asia-Pacific region

  • Assisting with the water engineering sector proposals and tenders.

Minimum Requirements

You enjoy working in teams, and aspire to progress into advanced technical roles based on your specialist knowledge. You enjoy being accountable for your work and influential in the project’s performance. You enjoy developing and nurturing relationships within AECOM and the local industry, whether through project work, client initiatives or industry associations. You are positive, and see challenges as opportunities to innovate, collaborate and grow. You are an active team member and are eager to take on new and different.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Good planning and organisational skills

  • Ability to conduct field work in a productive and safe manner

  • Knowledge of standard engineering practices, techniques and procedures

  • General design skills including construction materials selection and specification, slope stabilisation works, foundation design for small structures

  • Good report writing skills including Design Memos for specific task outcomes, factual investigation reports, geotechnical interpretive reports, design reports

  • Analytical skills and knowledge of geological and geotechnical software (i.e., RocScience, Geo-Slope, gINT, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally, 5 - 10 years’ experience as a Geologist/Engineering Geologist including investigations.

AECOM’s Culture

To tackle the most complex challenges and provide innovative solutions, we attract, hire, and develop talented people of all backgrounds that ensures our teams reflect the community we service and provides an inclusive and diverse workplace.

We pride ourselves in the Dams Team of a workplace culture that encourages people to be at our best every day – with our culture being founded on the cultural pillars of ‘make it happen’, ‘support our team’ and ‘embracing the new and different’.

AECOM is a place where you can maximize your innovative thinking and collaborate with a diverse range of highly intelligent and talented people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, transformational, and iconic projects.

AECOM offers flexible working arrangements and benefits for our team including additional annual leave options, paid parental and partner leave, provision of working from home kits and mobile phones (ensuring you have a proper working setup at home) – however we realise the importance of team and as such you’ll always have a desk in the office! Once you feel the culture and dynamics of our team, we promise you’ll want to come into the office and spend time with the team.

What our team say about us

“Supportive team culture. We’re very diverse and quite social actually (social in our own way).”

"A strong and proactive culture of help and suport. The team doesn't wait until you ask for help - if they see that it's needed they offer to help.''

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 - Geology

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 252007BR

Additional Locations AU - Brisbane, QLD

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.