AECOM Senior Geologist - Dams in Melbourne, Australia
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Are you a passionate and experienced 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 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.
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.
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.)
Ideally, 7 - 12 years’ experience as a Geologist/Engineering Geologist including investigations.
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 support. The team doesn't wait until you ask for help - if they see that it's needed they offer to help."
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Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have 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.
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.
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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Business Line: Water
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: ANZ
Career Area: Engineering
Work Location Model: Hybrid