Full Time

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Posted 3 days ago by Aecom
Sacramento, CA
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**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 – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

**Job Description**

**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.

**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.

**Qualifications**

**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.

**Additional Information**

+ Exempt Position: Offered rate of compensation in Sacramento, CA will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $100,000 – $170,000

+ AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

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:** J10072603

**Business Line:** Corporate

**Business Group:** Corporate

**Strategic Business Unit:** Human Resources

**Career Area:** Engineering