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AECOM Geotechnical Engineer (Water Resources) in Sacramento, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Geotechnical Engineer based in our Sacramento, CA office to provide civil engineering and design services for large water infrastructure projects. This position will involve working with a multidisciplinary team of civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, geologists and environmental scientists to plan, design, and construct large water infrastructure projects.

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.

About DCS—Water

With more than 3,200 Water professionals in all major markets throughout the United States and Canada, AECOM’s Water business line leverages nearly a century of local, national and international project experience to provide today’s municipalities, industries and governments with cost-effective solutions to their Water challenges. We deliver our services—from environmental planning studies to detailed design, construction management, and operations and maintenance—to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Our public sector work encompasses everything from small rural communities, to large urban centers, to agencies with regional responsibilities. Our private sector work includes assignments for multiple commercial/industrial sectors, including oil and gas, chemicals, power, food and beverage, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. https://aecom.com/markets/water/

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Oversee subsurface investigations including, test pits, drilling exploration boreholes and advancing CPTs at various sites throughout Pacific Northwest

  • Review and assign geotechnical samples for laboratory testing

  • Inspect/oversee construction activities to monitor progress and assess conformance to engineering plans, specifications and construction standards

  • Perform geotechnical analyses including slope stability, seepage, settlement, earth retention, liquefaction, and shallow and deep foundations

  • Preparation of geotechnical engineering reports and recommendations

  • Review regulations and standards necessary to conduct technical studies and carry out project design and permitting work

  • Prepare and/or peer review designs, specifications, and construction documents

  • Work with designers and drafting staff to develop conceptual and as-built drawings

  • Assemble and document geotechnical data using software that includes: Excel, Word, gINT, AutoCAD

  • Apply QA/QC requirements to your own work and work of the project team

  • Clearly communicate with staff and with clients

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS and 2+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE).

  • Experience in the planning, design, and construction of water resources projects including pump stations, dams, levees, flood control facilities, pipelines, cutoff walls, and earthmoving projects.

  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or Civil3D

  • Familiarity with geotechnical analysis software, such as SEEP/W, SLOPE/W, L-Pile

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. 273520BR

Clearance Required No

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.

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