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Job Information

AECOM Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah

United States of America - Utah, Salt Lake City

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly-motivated Geotechnical Engineer or Geological Engineer with 10+ years of experience for employment in the Salt Lake City, UT office. AECOM is searching for candidates with strong technical and interpersonal skills to be a client-focused, impactful and decisive role-model with the ability to work productively both independently and collaboratively. This position will involve working with geotechnical engineers and other engineers on a variety of highway, transit, pipeline, and infrastructure projects.

AECOM is an American multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients throughout the world. AECOM offers significant growth potential for motivated individuals. Individual development can occur in the areas of engineering, engineering leadership, project management, client account management, marketing leadership, and business operations management. Potential candidates can aspire to be a key player on exciting projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

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

  • Provide geotechnical engineering and design support for 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 to use appropriate analyses methods and the selection of representative and appropriate engineering parameters.

  • Prepare engineering reports, plans, and specifications.

  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams to convey important geotechnical comments and understand the overall project objectives. Achieve the overall project objectives.

  • Perform assignments requiring application of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria to carry out engineering tasks.

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

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

  • Work within contract, schedule, and budget constraints

  • Provide training, guidance and supervision to mid-level and junior staff

  • Build trusting working relationships with clients and colleagues

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS + 10 YORE or AA/AS (US) + 12 YORE or Diploma/Certificate (Canada) + 12 YORE or HS/GED + 14 YORE

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Utah.

  • 10+ years of geotechnical engineering experience.

  • Experience writing geotechnical engineering proposals and managing engineering projects.

  • Strong verbal communication and technical writing skills.

  • Proficiency working with Excel and Word.

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

  • Experience logging soil borings, performing geotechnical analyses, and writing geotechnical reports.

  • Experience with complex design build and P3 transportation projects

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

  • Working knowledge of the following programs: AutoCAD/Civ

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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. 217935BR

Additional Locations US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road

Clearance Required 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.


Take the next step. Our professional lives are constantly evolving as we build on experience and take on new challenges. Find the opportunities and flexibility to keep you satisfied for the long term.


Craft / Trade

What you specialize in sets you apart. Your trade or craft can take you anywhere, and when you join a company with operations in 150 countries, you have unlimited opportunity to grow and excel.


Military / Veteran

Expand your career. We’re looking for passionate people ready to make an impact with the training, experience and perspective gained through military service.


Early Careers / Graduates

Meet the career of your dreams. Do you have your eye on the future and want to make a difference? We can help you turn knowledge gained through your education into limitless career potential.

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