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AECOM Senior Staff Geotechnical Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Staff Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Phoenix, AZ.

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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.


  • Conduct Geotechnical field explorations, Construction observation, collect Geotechnical samples, reporting of daily field operations, review of Geotechnical data, select geotechnical samples for laboratory testing, Geotechnical analysis, and report writing

  • Develop material properties for soil and rock and evaluate the stability of slopes and foundations

  • Prepare drafts of portions of technical proposals, reports, regulatory agency permits, as well as less complex external and internal documents.

  • Coordinate and integrate geotechnical evaluations results into civil design through the collaboration of other geotechnical, structural, mechanical, and electrical designs.

  • Develop tangible engineering design skills through field experience. This may include construction support (verification of design implementation, adherence to quality, contractor/owner engagement), site inspections, and Geotechnical investigations. Also provide construction support from the office by adapting designs to field conditions.

  • Recognize potential opportunities for additional work within an existing project or for an existing client.

  • Engage in regional projects with other offices and disciplines.

  • Demonstrate ability to build trusting working relationships with clients and colleagues.

  • Execute project assignments while utilizing critical thinking, engineering procedures to carry out project tasks.

  • Candidate will have an opportunity to be involved in the construction of in-house designs, which will build on existing client relationships and lead to future projects.

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

  • Preparing Project Work Plans and Health and Safety Plans

Minimum Requirements

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

  • 2+ 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 or Engineering Geology preferred.

  • 4+ years of related experience in Geotechnical Engineering projects.

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

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office tools

  • Experience using geotechnical software.

  • Solid understanding of field work

  • The ability to work well within a team

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 30%)

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 - Geotechnical

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 274107BR

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.