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Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer


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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking an Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing Environmental Remediation team in Ottawa, ON. This is a Full-time role.

We are looking for candidates that have a can-do attitude, are enthusiastic, team-oriented professionals, with a strong technical background; an engineering designation (P.Eng, .ing) is preferred and, field/project management experience is also an asset.

This position offers the opportunity to work on various civil/geotechnical engineering projects in a multi-discipline project team environment. In this role you will be responsible for developing cost effective, practical civil/geotechnical engineering designs and construction solutions for our clients. This immediate need requires the applicant to have strong technical design as well as communication and organizational skills to manage projects and act as a technical resource for the team.

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

  • Provide geotechnical project management and technical support in support of on-going AECOM projects.
  • Work with other geotechnical staff in Ontario/Quebec markets as well as across Canada to provide the geotechnical project management and design services to current and prospective clients.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with client contacts, suppliers, subcontractors, engineering consultants and other external agencies
  • Frequent travel to complete field investigation assignments which include but may not be limited to: Borehole drilling investigations and forensic geotechnical assessment projects
  • Prepare proposals for medium to high complexity projects for various geotechnical scope of work.
  • Carry out geotechnical analysis, design, and reporting related to transportation, municipal, building, environmental, and energy projects.

This description above is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee. Additional duties/responsibilities may be assigned or changed at any time.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • University graduate with degree in geotechnical, geological, or civil engineering.
    • Currently registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario.
    • Minimum 6 years industry experience since graduation in providing practical civil and geotechnical engineering services relevant to a variety of projects (transportation, civil, municipal, energy, utilities, building structures, and commercial).
    • Previous experience working in an engineering consulting environment.
    • Class G driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge in rock mechanics engineering and project experience.
    • MTO medium to high complexity project experience.
    • Post graduate degree in engineering.
    • Proficiency with geotechnical software e.g., PLAXIS, RS2, RS3, Slide, GeoStudio, Settle3D, All Piles and gINT
    • Construction oversight, QAQC, contract administration.
    • Coordination of designs with drafting teams and/or personal proficiency with AutoCAD.
    • A strong commitment to safety.
    • Strong written and oral communication (English) skills and ability to work independently and within a team environment.
    • Have strong organizational ability, manage multiple projects and deliver on time and on budget.
    • Experience with project management.
    • Proposal writing, job scoping, project plans.
    • Highly developed written communication, time management and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills; conduct yourself with integrity, work within multi-disciplined teams, deal with complex issues, and maintain effective working relationships.
    • Have a high level of initiative and enthusiasm for getting things done.
    • Proficient with MS Office Suite; excellent knowledge of Excel and Word.

    Additional Information

    • Sponsorship for Canadian employment authorization is not available for this position.


    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 $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.