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Engineering Geologist

Orange California United States

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is currently seeking Engineering Geologist candidates to support Geo-Civil projects from our Orange, California office.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Perform geologic field reconnaissance and mapping for the identification of geologic hazards and site characterization;

  • Provide support on the design and installation of ground water wells and geotechnical instrumentation (VWP’s, inclinometers, transducers, etc.);

  • Provide interpretation of site conditions including: geologic, geochemical, and geophysical data and preparing geotechnical and geologic reports;

  • Developing geologic models for complex geologic site conditions;

  • Conducting geologic research, and developing innovative ways to advance projects with the latest technologies;

  • Performing liaison activities with regulatory agencies (local, state, and federal agencies) on behalf of our clients;

  • Collaborating with geotechnical and structural engineers to develop robust dam designs.

  • Assisting in the preparation of project documentation including reports, project communications, and design drawings and report figures that are of a high professional standard.

  • Written communication skills in the form of technical reports are a must.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalence of experience and/or education.

  • Valid US Drivers License required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Engineering Geology or Geological Engineering (Master’s preferred)

  • 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience with complex subsurface investigations including soil and rock core drilling

  • Installation of piezometers and geotechnical instrumentation

  • Willingness to travel regularly for domestic and international projects while conducting physically rigorous field geologic data collection in a variety of extreme terrain and weather conditions

  • Ability to work on multiple project tasks and meet deadlines with aggressive schedules efficiently while maintaining attention to detail and work product quality

  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills. Written communication skills in the form of geotechnical/geologic data reporting is necessary.

  • GIT Certification

  • Experience with geotechnical projects including dams, mine tailings dams and water storage dams

  • Analytical skills and knowledge of geological and geotechnical software (i.e., RocScience, Geo-Slope, gINT, etc.)

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.
  • Sponsorship may be available (current US Employment Visa holders).
  • Occasional project site travel required.
  •  Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The target salary range for this position is $70,000-$100,000.
  • 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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.


Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have 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.

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.

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. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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