AECOM Jobs

Recruitment fraud warning: Click here for more information.

AECOM Careers. Work with us. Change the world. We believe infrastructure has the power to uplift communities and improve people's lives.

Job Information

AECOM Principal Geotechnical Engineer in Sacramento, California

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Principal Geotechnical Engineer for employment in our Sacramento, California office to lead geo/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 – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead geotechnical engineering and design for dams, levees, tunnels, tailing, highways, transit, mines, buildings, and other projects

  • Plan and mentor mid-level engineers in the planning of complex field explorations, review exploration logs, evaluate exploration data and review laboratory testing plans to ensure the testing plans meet project objectives.

  • Prepare engineering related calculations and develop drawings and figures. Mentor and guide mid-level and junior staff in selection of appropriate analyses methods and representative and appropriate engineering parameters.

  • Prepare engineering reports, and contract plans and specifications for construction bidding

  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to convey important geotechnical information and assumptions as they relate to the overall project objectives.

  • Exercise engineering judgment to develop design details and select and adapt engineering design alternatives

  • Support business development activities with new and existing mining, power, dams, levees and municipal clients

  • Assistance in growing the department to expand capabilities and project backlog.

  • Build trusting working relationships with clients and colleagues

  • Position for future projects with new and existing clients.

  • Prepare detailed scopes of work and fee estimates.

About AECOM

At AECOM, 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. We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

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/

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS & 10+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical engineering or related field preferred.

  • Experience on water, mining, dam and levee projects.

  • Working knowledge of the following programs: AutoCAD/Civil 3D, gINT, VisualBasic, SlopeW, SeepW, Slide, Settle3D, UTexas, WEAP, L-Pile.

  • Experience writing geotechnical engineering proposals and managing engineering projects.

  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team of civil & geotechnical engineers, and geologists.

  • Experience leading geotechnical analyses, writing geotechnical reports and developing plans and specifications for contractor bidding.

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. 273440BR

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.

DirectEmployers