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AECOM Project Mining/Geotechnical Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona

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.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Project Mining/Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Phoenix, AZ.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Participate in field assignments that will include soil and rock borings, test pits, rock blasting, CPT soundings, geophysical testing; geotechnical instrumentation design and construction; and inspection of mining and heavy earthwork construction projects including tailing dams, stockpiles, leaching operations, foundations, slopes and tunnels.

  • Develop material properties for soil and rock and evaluate the stability of tailing dams slopes, stock piles, and foundations

  • Design of tailing dams, leach stockpiles, process and storm water impoundments, earth retaining structures, ground improvement, embankments and cut and fill slopes, and tunnels.

  • Use computer programs including GeoStudio, LPILE, GROUP, SHAFT, Plaxis, Settle3, and MathCAD for geotechnical analyses.

  • Prepare and review Mining/Geotechnical work plans, Mining/Geotechnical Reports, Alternative Analysis Reports, etc.

  • Review design plans and specifications and for compliance with geotechnical recommendations and communicate with multiple disciplines and provide design improvement recommendations.

  • May lead one or more teams in the delivery of work efforts that are often complex.

  • Mentor and train junior mining/geotechnical engineers.

  • Have the opportunity to meet with clients and participate in proposals.

  • Project management – tracking scope, schedule and budget

  • Have the opportunity to travel to and work in locations both within the USA and around the world.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil/Geotechnical/Geological Engineering

  • 4+ years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Valid driver's license required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, or Mining Engineering preferred.

  • 7+ years of related experience in Mining/Geotechnical Engineering projects.

  • Arizona PE license or ability to obtain Arizona PE license within 6 months

  • Solid understanding of performing and managing field work

  • Project management experience in mining industry and geotechnical consulting

  • The ability to work well within a team

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office tools

  • Experience using geotechnical software.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Project site travel required for this role as needed. (up to 50%)

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: J10080781

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site