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Geotechnical Engineer

Cleveland Ohio United States

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Geotechnical Engineer for immediate employment in the Cleveland, Ohio office. The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in civil engineering with specialization in geotechnical engineering.  This position will have a hybrid work arrangement (both onsite and remote work) under AECOM’s Freedom to Grow program.  The candidate will be expected to work on site at either our Cleveland, Akron, or Columbus, Ohio offices at least two days per week, so relocation to the Northeast Ohio or Central Ohio areas is required.

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

  • Preparation of investigation work plans and assist in the procurement of subcontract drilling and laboratory testing services.
  • Performing site reconnaissance visits.
  • Supervising field drilling operations with tasks including directing subcontractors, logging soils and rock, and performing groundwater monitoring. 
  • Performing on-site construction quality assurance and inspections.
  • Reviewing laboratory data and developing design parameters of the soils and rock.
  • Creating field and typed boring logs and boring location maps. 
  • Performing a wide range of geotechnical analyses including foundation bearing capacity, settlement, and slope stability analyses. 
  • Performing geotechnical and structural design for a wide range of project elements including retaining walls, sheet pile bulkheads, dams, slope stabilization, and bridge foundations.
  • Drafting geotechnical reports for review by senior technical staff.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and 2 years of progressive geotechnical engineering experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
  • Must have taken and passed the Engineer In Training Exam in the State of Ohio and/or other states with the ability to obtain an Ohio EIT within 6 months.
  • Valid Driver's license as this position may be subject to a pre-employment Motor Vehicle Record Screening.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Civil Engineering with thesis and/or advanced coursework in geotechnical engineering topics.
  • Must have experience using geotechnical engineering software, including slope stability analysis (SLOPE/W or similar), pile design software (LPILE, GROUP and APILE), and settlement analysis software (such as Settle3D).
  • Must have proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Must have experience using AutoCAD and/or Civil3D for civil engineering-related projects.
  • Experience using Bentley Microstation. 
  • Experience using Bentley gINT software. 
  • Willingness to travel (20% required), complete fieldwork, and work extended hours, when necessary.
  • Commitment to working efficiently to complete tasks within allotted schedule constraints.
  • Ability to work as part of a project team comprised of AECOM staff and subcontractors.
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Flexibility to work on multiple diverse projects concurrently.

Additional Information

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.

Offered rate of compensation in Akron, OH will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $61,000 to $80,000.


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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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