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Geotechnical Engineer

Murray Utah United States

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Murray, UT.

  • Participate in field assignments for projects with retaining walls, foundations, mines, dams, levees, slopes and tunnels. Field work includes soil and rock borings, test pits, CPT soundings, geophysical testing, and geotechnical instrumentation design and construction.
  • Develop material properties for soil and rock and perform geotechnical evaluations including liquefaction triggering, seepage analysis, and slope stability analysis.
  • Execute project assignments while utilizing critical thinking, engineering procedures to carry out project tasks
  • Design shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, ground improvement, flood risk reduction structures, embankments and cut and fill slopes, and tunnels.
  • Use computer programs including GeoStudio, LPILE, GROUP, SHAFT, Plaxis, Settle3, and MathCAD for geotechnical analyses.
  • Prepare and review Geotechnical work plans, Geotechnical Reports, Alternative Analysis Reports, etc.
  • Review design plans and specifications and for compliance with geotechnical recommendations and communicate with multiple disciplines and provide design improvement recommendations.
  • 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 proposals.
  • Project management – tracking scope, schedule and budget
  • Have the opportunity to travel to and work in locations both within the USA and around the world.



    Minimum Requirements:

    • BA/BS + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
    • Current PE license required. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Current Utah PE or ability to obtain within 3 months.
    • Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology.
    • 7+ years of related experience in Geotechnical Engineering projects.
    • Preferred work experience to include design of tailings impoundments, and highway transportation projects and/or railway projects.
    • Solid understanding of performing and managing field work
    • Project management experience
    • The ability to work well within a team
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office tools
    • Experience using geotechnical software, including Settle3 and GeoStudio.

    Additional Information

    • Relocation is available for this position.
    • Sponsorship is available for this role.
    • Opportunities for occasional project site travel as needed.
    • Offered rate of compensation (Utah locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The target salary range for this position is $80,000 - $110,000.

    • 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.


    About AECOM

    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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