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Senior Geotechnical Engineer


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Job Description

AECOM Canada is actively seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Calgary, AB with extensive experience in geotechnical earthquake engineering, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, liquefaction analysis and dynamic analysis of machine foundations. The candidate is also expected to have extensive experience in the design and construction of shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures, embankments, railways, highways and airports, excavation support systems, tunnels, trenchless construction including microtunneling and horizontal directional drilling, staged embankment construction in conjunction with pre-fabricated vertical drains and ground improvement methods (stone columns, rigid inclusions, soil mixing, dynamic compaction). The successful candidate will have opportunity to work on major transportation, water resources, marine, civil infrastructure and building projects. The successful candidate will have a key role in the development and growth of our geotechnical practice in Canada. This is a Full-time role.

This role will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to:

  • work with diverse teams of engineers, designers and drafters from conceptual design through preliminary and final design;
  • manage projects and be responsible for completion on schedule and financial performance;
  • manage people including technicians, junior engineers and intermediate engineers;
  • resolve complex geotechnical issues;
  • write, compile, and review geotechnical reports and proposals for major projects;
  • prepare and present technical papers and contribute to advancement of earth science in our area of technical specialization;
  • maintain quality throughout a project and implement improvements when determined;
  • prepare project summary reports;
  • resolve claims with respect to deferring ground conditions:
  • encourage growth within the group and improve the general knowledge base throughout the company;
  • develop and sustain long-lasting business relationships with clients;
  • be a role model and technical mentor for our staff; and,
  • travel within Canada when required.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Geotechnical Engineering from CEAB-accredited institution
  • 8 years of relevant experience in geotechnical, geological and geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Registered as a P.Eng. in Canada.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Geotechnical Engineering from CEAB-accredited institution.
  • 15+ years of progressive experience in geotechnical engineering on complex multidisciplinary project.
  • Expert user of software including FLAC, PLAXIS, Pro Shake, RSPMatch EDT, GeoStudio and Seismic Hazard Analysis Software such as EZ-FRISK.
  • Experience in client service and business development.
  • Strong understanding of finite element theory for soil and rock including knowledge of advanced geotechnics as it relates to real soil behavior.
  • Knowledge of elastic, elastoplastic and advanced constitutive models for linear and nonlinear materials.
  • Advanced knowledge of models associated with seepage and consolidation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate proactive problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment.
  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility, and flexibility.
  • Experience with and ability to make informed decisions regarding intrusive and non-intrusive field investigations, basic and advanced laboratory testing and material characterization.
  • Experience in performing, interpreting and applying results of Resonant Column and Cyclic Triaxial testing.
  • Experience in performing, interpreting and applying seismic refraction/reflection and Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) for geotechnical applications.
  • Experience with coupled and uncoupled seepage analysis, slope stability analysis and deformation analysis.
  • Experience with liquefaction assessment and seismic engineering related to civil engineering projects including bridges, buildings, tunnels and dams.
  • Ability to interpret seismic hazard reports and their application to seismic design.
  • Experience with conceptual and feasibility level design, preliminary design, detailed design, construction, and site closure.
  • Experience with field investigation techniques such as CPT, SPT, PMT, DMT and their utilization in the static and seismic design.
  • Ability to evaluate seismic slope stability, lateral spreading displacement and liquefaction induced settlements.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Additional Information

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


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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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