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Job Information

AECOM Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canada - Manitoba, Winnipeg

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with experience and focus on the design, safety assessments and construction of High to Extreme Consequence of Failure embankment and tailings dams in Western Canada as well as other regions of North America. The position for employment can be based out of any of its Western Canada offices (for example Burnaby, Kelowna or Victoria BC, Calgary or Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK or Winnipeg MB). The successful candidate will have a key role in development and growth of our embankment and tailings dam practice in Canada and will include opportunities to work with our dam teams internationally. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with a variety of exciting and challenging projects.

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

  • Plans, directs, and supervises all operations included in large, high complexity embankment and tailings dam projects or several moderately sized projects with greater risk and complexity, and significant financial, environmental and human impact.

  • Resolves complex issues

  • Provides direction and mentoring to intermediate and junior technical staff in completing project tasks and collaborates with senior staff to develop innovative ways to win opportunities in the dam sector.

  • Performs independent technical reviews of engineering reports and designs

  • Works with clients to provide long term sustainable solutions.

  • Competent to serve as Engineer-of-Record

  • May be responsible for project teams that include 10 or more members often representing multiple business lines or subcontractor(s), working in remote locations

  • Regularly develops and evaluates project plans


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 and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree +10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Professional Engineering License required

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from CEAB-accredited institution

  • 20+ years of progressive experience within the field of dams and geotechnics

  • Appropriately experienced candidates will have acted as a geotechnical leader for embankment and tailings projects including the full life cycle of tailings management and dam design

  • Experience in client service and business development strong asset

  • Strong understanding of finite element theory for soil and rock including knowledge of advanced geotechnics as it relates to real soil behavior

  • Knowledge of elastic, elastoplastic and advanced constitutive models for linear and nonlinear materials.

  • Advanced knowledge of models associated with seepage and consolidation

  • Strong technical progression within geotechnical engineering as it relates to dams

  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills

  • Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills

  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment

  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility and flexibility

  • Experience with and ability to make informed decisions regarding intrusive and non-intrusive field investigations, basic and advanced laboratory testing and material characterization

  • Experience with coupled and uncoupled seepage analysis, slope stability analysis and deformation analysis

  • Experience with conceptual and feasibility level design, preliminary design, detailed design, construction and site closure.

  • Experience managing and working with a multi-disciplinary team

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

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 Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251687BR

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.