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AECOM Senior Engineering Geologist in Newcastle, Australia

Job Summary

This opportunity is open to full time or part time employment

As a result of our significant project pipeline, and with an increase in our long-term major projects across Australia and New Zealand, AECOM’s Civil Infrastructure group in the Hunter has an opportunity for a Senior Engineering Geologist with Dams experience to join our team.

You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with a strong team of Civil Engineers and Engineering Geologists, of all levels. There is also the opportunity to be involved with projects from the earliest stages of planning, ground investigation, design, all the way through to construction and operational management phases.

Your experience will enable you to immediately contribute to the team. However, ongoing personal development is a major driver of the AECOM business. AECOM provides support and mentoring locally and from the greater ANZ business to ensure our staff develop the skills and experience necessary to meet and exceed our client’s expectations.

The Role

As part of the broader Australian Dams Team, this role will be primarily technical, supporting growth and ability to resource strategic opportunities in our NSW and Australian Dams team.

You will be responsible for:

  • Performing inspections and tests to ensure compliance.

  • 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 prepare 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 Newcastle office and the Asia-Pacific region,

  • Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Participate in developing corrective measures and procedures. Formulates hypothesis, performs research and makes recommendation.

  • Problem solving by use of combinations of standard procedures, modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.

  • Participates in planning required to achieve prescribed objectives.

Minimum Requirements

As a Senior Engineering Geologist, you will be engaged, and excited by project delivery and the successful integration of varied specialist and multi-disciplinary stakeholders.

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

  • Analytical experience including stability analysis

  • 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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (or equivalent).

  • This role typically suits someone with 5 + years relevant experience

What We Offer

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 268621BR

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.