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Entry-Level Geotechnical Dam Safety Engineer

Germantown Maryland United States

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Entry-Level Geotechnical Dam Safety Engineer to be based in Germantown, Maryland or Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

We are looking for a candidate to work as part of our East Region Dams Practice as an Entry-Level Geotechnical Dam Safety Engineer. This position will support a variety of Dam Safety Engineering projects across the East Region. The successful candidate will join the ENR consistently ranked #1 Dams and Reservoirs firm and have access to exciting career advancement opportunities.

This position is expected to begin in March 2024.

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

  • Provide technical support to dam project managers, including design, analysis, inspection, construction observation, and regulatory compliance activities associated with a variety of dams.  Includes:

    • Planning, implementing, and overseeing geotechnical subsurface exploration programs including assigning laboratory testing with assistance.
    • Performing dam analysis and design such as material characterization, seepage, slope stability, settlement, and filter compatibility analyses for dams.
    • Preparing geotechnical reports, boring logs, drawings, and specifications for dam projects.
    • Preparing and presenting technical presentations to the internal project team.
    • Conducting field observations and site visits for dam safety inspections and dam construction oversight.
  • Progression toward greater responsibility, including task and project management and certification as a professional engineer.
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams on a variety of Dam Safety Engineering projects.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel for project work part-time as needed.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices.
  • As a condition of employment, the selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review.
  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree concentration in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Proven coursework and/or background in geotechnical engineering.
  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
  • Master's Degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Experience in relevant geotechnical engineering software programs such as GeoStudio and gINT.
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Effective time-management and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
  • This position requires a hybrid work schedule which includes in-office work in Germantown, MD or Conshohocken, PA.  The selected candidate must be available to work in Germantown, MD or Conshohocken, PA. on a scheduled basis. 
  • The offered rate of compensation (MD and PA locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $85,000/yr.
  • 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 absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance programs, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.


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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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