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AECOM Senior Staff 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 Senior Staff Mining/Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Phoenix, AZ.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct Geotechnical field explorations, construction observation, rock blasting observations, collect Geotechnical samples, reporting of daily field operations, review of Geotechnical data, perform Geotechnical analysis, and report writing; 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

  • Prepare drafts of portions of technical proposals and reports for tailings, stockpiles, leaching operations, and storm water facilities projects, regulatory agency permits, as well as less complex external and internal documents.

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

  • Develop tangible engineering design skills through field experience at mines locally and regionally. This may include construction support (verification of design implementation, adherence to quality, blasting, contractor/mining company 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, Engineering Geology, or Mining Engineering preferred.

  • 4+ years of related experience in Mining/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 75%)

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: J10080785

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site