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Mid-level Geotechnical Engineer


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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Mid-level Geotechnical Engineer to be located in New Orleans, LA.

Field or Project Locations: Louisiana and Texas

Job Summary:

AECOM Surface Water is seeking a Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer with 4 years of experience. As a candidate, you will have the chance to showcase your expertise in geotechnical design, analyses, and engineering judgment for each project task. We value a positive, professional, and client-focused approach to project tasks, and we expect you to strive for complete designs supported by accurate analyses based on sound geotechnical principles. In this role, strong leadership skills are essential as you will assist project managers and lead junior staff to achieve project objectives.

Flexibility is a key aspect of this position, as candidates should be prepared to travel a minimum of 25% to support other offices and/or AECOM construction sites as needed. We expect candidates to demonstrate a strong technical knowledge of soil and rock mechanics, geotechnical design, and the ability to effectively manage their own time and budget. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team spread across the USA, and in some cases, the world.

We are committed to your professional growth and success. We offer a wealth of resources to enhance your knowledge and skills, fostering a long-term and rewarding career. If you aspire to enter Project Management, we provide the opportunity to work towards obtaining the prestigious AECOM Project Management Certification.

The candidate, under limited supervision, will do the following but not limited to:

  • Participate in field assignments that will include soil and rock borings, test pits, CPT soundings, geophysical testing; geotechnical instrumentation design and construction; and inspection of the construction of geotechnical features like retaining walls, foundations, dams, levees, floodwalls, and tunnels.
  • Have the opportunity to travel and work in locations within the state of Louisiana and Texas (potentially other states within the USA and around the world).
  • Mentor and train junior geotechnical engineers.
  • Design shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, ground improvement, flood risk reduction structures, embankments and cut slopes, and both soft and hard rock tunnels.
  • Develop geotechnical design parameters based on laboratory data results.
  • Prepare and review Geotechnical Reports, Alternative Analysis Reports, etc.
  • Use computer programs including GeoStudio, UTexas4, LPILE, GROUP, SHAFT, Plaxis, FLAC, Settle3D, and MathCAD for geotechnical analyses.
  • Review design plans and specifications and for compliance with geotechnical recommendations and communicate with multiple disciplines and provide design improvement recommendations.
  • Have the opportunity to meet with clients and participate in proposals.



Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
  • Valid US driver's license required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering, or in progress
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License, as well as the ability to obtain PE license in 6 months in both Louisiana and Texas
  • Prior experience = 5 years of practical applied knowledge in the industry
  • Proficient in GeoStudio, APILE, LPILE, GROUP, SHAFT, Settle3D, and MathCAD software
  • Preferred experience in numerical modeling using Plaxis and/or FLAC software
  • Strong technical progression within advanced topics in geotechnical engineering
  • The ideal candidate should possess experience and the ability to make informed decisions regarding various aspects of geotechnical engineering, including construction testing, drilling, field investigations, laboratory testing, seepage analysis, slope stability analysis, settlement analysis, and construction of dams, levees, channel improvements, and other heavy earthwork projects.
  • Ability to perform daily tasks 75-100% in the office with potentially traveling less than 25%. Traveling time may increase depending on project assignments.
  • Ability to support marketing effort in pursuing alternative delivery work with a focus on geotechnical engineering
  • Ability to work on multiple ongoing projects at the same time
  • Willing to primarily collaborate in office work environment and periodically collaborate in a hybrid work environment of partly office and partly remote
  • Willingness of overnight and/or multiple day field inspections during project critical task

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.
  • Sponsorship is not available for this role.
  • Due to the nature of this work US citizenship or naturalized US citizenship is required.


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 absence, 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.

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.

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