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Geotechnical Engineer - Drilling & Grouting


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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

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Job Description

AECOM is currently seeking a Geotechnical Engineer with experience as a drilling and grouting engineer to join the Dams and Reservoirs group in Denver, Colorado. The qualified candidate should have a minimum of 10 years of experience in consulting with a strong background in dam foundation treatment, grout curtain design and construction, field investigations and construction oversight. The primary role will be to support the group as a drilling and grouting engineer with a secondary focus on geotechnical engineering for design and construction of dams.


  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of foundation grouting for concrete and embankment dam foundations
  • Develop plans and specifications for dam foundation grouting designs, provide recommendations and collaborate with multiple engineering disciplines
  • Experience in design, management and oversight of consolidation grouting, contact grouting, curtain grouting, mix design, and grout QC testing
  • Preparation and development of Geotechnical Work Plans, Geotechnical Data Reports, etc.
  • Conduct geotechnical field explorations that may include soil and rock borings, packer testing, test pits, CPT soundings, geophysical testing; geotechnical instrumentation design and construction; dam safety inspections; inspection for the construction of dams; collection of geotechnical samples, review of geotechnical data, and laboratory testing assignments
  • Develop geotechnical design parameters based on laboratory data results
  • Develop material properties for soil and rock, and perform geotechnical evaluations that may include liquefaction triggering, seepage analysis, slope stability analysis, and filter compatibility
  • May lead one or more teams in the delivery of work efforts that are often complex
  • Mentor and train junior geotechnical engineers
  • Have the opportunity to meet with clients and participate in proposal efforts
  • Have the opportunity to travel to and work in locations both within the USA and around the world


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Geology or Geological Engineering
  • 6+ years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • PE license required
  • Valid driver’s license required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's of Science degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Geological Engineering
  • 10+ years of related experience in Geotechnical Engineering projects
  • Grout curtain and dam foundation treatment experience
  • Colorado PE license or ability to obtain Colorado PE license within 6 months
  • Experience using geotechnical and geologic software (e.g., GeoStudio, Leapfrog, Rocscience, RockWorks, gINT)
  • Ability to manage projects within budget, scope & schedule as well as effectively managing engineering staff as assigned.
  • The ability to work well within a team

Additional Information

  • Relocation is available for this position.
  • AECOM is 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.
  • Project site travel required for this role as needed (up to 30%)
  • Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The target salary range for this position is $90,000 - $125,000.
  • 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.



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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.

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