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Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer

Los Angeles California United States

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Los Angeles, California.

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

  • Use computer programs including GeoStudio, UTexas4, LPILE, GROUP, SHAFT, Plaxis, FLAC, Settle3D, and MathCAD for geotechnical analyses.
  • Assist in the procurement of subcontract drilling and laboratory testing services.
  • Establish boring locations in the field.
  • Supervise field drilling operations and construction inspections.
  • Complete laboratory testing assignments.
  • Perform quality control checks on the laboratory test results.
  • Prepare Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) and drilling plans.
  • Develop design parameters of the soils and rock.
  • Perform geotechnical analyses to determine the bearing capacity, settlement, stability, and other characteristics of the subsurface materials.
  • Complete geotechnical reports and proposals for review by senior technical staff.
  • Complete analyses to determine the most cost-effective foundation design solutions.
  • Work on projects that reduce the risk of flooding, like new designs or improvement designs for levees, floodwalls, floodgates, dams, penstocks, tunnels, stormwater pump stations, channels, and bank stabilization.
  • Design Build projects for both flood control projects and highways.
  • Design embankment stabilization and under-seepage solutions.
  • Design MSE walls and bridge foundations.
  • Learn about mitigation strategies for expansive soils; soft, organic soils; or karstic limestone foundations.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices.  
  • As a condition of employment, selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) or must obtain within 6 months after the start of employment.
  • Relevant internship and/or professional experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on fast-paced, complex projects with high attention to detail and remain organized.
  • Ability to work on multiple ongoing projects at the same time.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a positive disposition.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

  • We are interested in every qualified candidate eligible to work in the United States.  Permanent residency sponsorship is available for current H1-B visa holders in the United States.
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
  • The offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $64,480.00 - $87,015.40/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 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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