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Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Denver Colorado United States
Company DescriptionAt 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 DescriptionAECOM is seeking a Principal Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Denver, CO.Plan and oversee field exploration/characterization and laboratory testing of soil and rock materials.Oversee teams performing material characterization, seepage and slope stability analyses and designing slope stabilization measures for dams and spillways.Oversee teams performing seismic stability and deformations analyses of dams; including earthquake ground motions, liquefaction potential (static and seismic), and earthquake-induced and fault-induced deformations.Preparing and presenting technical presentations to project team, clients, regulators, and technical review boards.Supervise preparation of technical reports, independent dam safety inspections, and potential failure mode analyses.Conducting potential failure mode analyses and risk analyses for water storage and hydropower dams, including identifying and developing potential failure modes, and serving as subject matter expert in risk analysis workshops.Project Management – tracking scope, schedule and budget.Mentoring and technical development of junior staff, supporting them to achieve technical successReview engineering reports and documentation prepared by junior staff.Perform Independent Technical Reviews and ensure the quality of project deliverables.QualificationsMinimum Requirements·  Bachelors degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering + ten (10) years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education Professional Engineer (PE) license Due to the nature of this work, a valid U.S Driver’s License is requiredPreferred QualificationsMaster’s OR PhD in Civil Engineering or related field of study20+ years or more of relevant experienceExperience in dam design and evaluation (e.g., material characterization, liquefaction, seepage, slope stability, and settlement analyses)Familiarity with design reports, drawings, and specificationsExperience leading tasks with effective delegation skillsExperience with GeoStudio (SEEP/W and SLOPE/W), UTEXAS4, Grapher, FLAC/FLAC3D and AutoCADExperience working on risk analysis projectsBusiness development for new and existing clients, prepare engineering services proposals, cost estimates, and schedules.Must be a resourceful, highly organized professional with attention to people and detailStrong commitment to ensuring safe project executionAdditional InformationLocal travel requiredDue to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position may have to pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.Relocation is available for this role.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.Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $125,000 - $180,000.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.#LI-EM1About AECOMAECOM 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.