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Geotechnical Dam Safety Engineer


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At AECOM, our work in providing access to clean water enables communities to thrive and ecosystems to flourish, contributing to a resilient future. As a global leader in infrastructure consulting, we are at the forefront of significant water projects, with over 6,000 of the industry’s best minds driving innovation and technical excellence. Together, we develop solutions that are not only best in the world, but best for the world.

With an acceleration in infrastructure investment, your bold ideas and global expertise have never been more crucial. Join our dynamic team, where innovation, career growth, and collaboration are celebrated. Enjoy the freedom to grow with customizable career paths, water-specific technical and professional development and the potential to contribute to transformational projects worldwide. Discover your #H2Opportunity

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a highly talented Geotechnical Dam Safety Engineer to join the East Region Dams Team. This position will support a variety 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 will report to one of the AECOM offices in the East Region including but not limited to Germantown, Maryland; Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; Franklin Tennessee; or Syracuse, New York.


  • Provide technical support for projects including design, analysis, inspection, construction. observation, and regulatory compliance activities associated with a variety of hydraulic structures.
  • Prepare and perform quality reviews of other Engineer's work on deliverables such design calculations, engineering reports, construction drawings, and technical specifications.
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams on a variety of Dam Safety Engineering projects.
  • Responsible for quality control.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship junior staff.
  • Develop engineering proposals.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel for project work part time as needed.
  • Assist and perform the roles of a Project Manager such as maintaining client relationships, contracting, project planning and execution, financial management, technical management, change management and project team management.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 4 years of experience in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Relevant experience with dams and other hydraulic structures, including rehabilitation and/or new design and construction.
  • Experience in relevant geotechnical engineering software programs such as GeoStudio and gINT.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License and as a condition of employment, must be able to pass AECOM’s Motor Vehicle Records review.
  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Ability and desire to occasionally travel to project sites, both local and remote.
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills Effective time-management and interpersonal skills.
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in at least one state with the ability to successfully apply for reciprocity in additional states.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.
  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
  • Offered rate of compensation (MD locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $115,000.
  • 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.



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.