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AECOM Senior Geologist in Oakland, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Geologist to be based in Oakland, CA.

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.

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.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Supervision and oversight of large field investigations, including oversight of subcontractors and mentoring of junior staff

  • Work on and senior review of engineering geology and civil engineering projects that require evaluation of geologic site characteristics geologic and geomorphic mapping, log or review of exploratory borings during drilling and collect soil and rock samples, install monitoring wells, inclinometers and other instrumentation including ADAS, and evaluate exploratory test pits and trenches. Work is performed with minimal direction.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology or Earth Science + six (6) years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Licensed Professional Geologist in California

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Engineering Geologist preferred.

  • Master’s degree in Geology preferred.

  • ten (10) + years of experience with field engineering geologic data collection, data review and preparation of technical documents

  • Experience with investigations in earthen dam and levee embankments and familiarity with DSOD and FERC Guidelines for Drilling and Sampling in Embankment Dams and Foundations.

  • Experience describing soil (USCS) and rocks from drill samples and field exposures

  • Knowledge of identification and description of all manner of soil and rock types, field investigation techniques, laboratory analyses, interpretation of published and project-specific geologic data

  • Exhibits in-depth knowledge of geologic processes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with other AECOM personnel, project teaming partners, clients, contracted service providers, and regulatory agency representatives

  • Ability to perform physically demanding field tasks including site reconnaissance mapping, drilling and trenching explorations, and construction site monitoring and testing

  • Experience preparing reports including summarizing field activities and results, performing analyses, developing interpretations, conclusions, and recommendations

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.Additional Information:

  • AECOM encourages, but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project or a worksite, which requires workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccine will be required.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

  • Relocation assistance is available for this position.

  • Employment sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Project site travel as needed required.

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 - Geology

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 267571BR

Virtual: Yes

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.