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Senior Staff Geotechnical/Civil Engineer


Company Description

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At AECOM, our work in providing access to clean water enables communities to thrive and ecosystems to flourish, contributing to a resilient future. As a global leader in infrastructure consulting, we are at the forefront of significant water projects, with over 6,000 of the industry’s best minds driving innovation and technical excellence. Together, we develop solutions that are not only best in the world, but best for the world.

With an acceleration in infrastructure investment, your bold ideas and global expertise have never been more crucial. Join our dynamic team, where innovation, career growth, and collaboration are celebrated. Enjoy the freedom to grow with customizable career paths, water-specific technical and professional development and the potential to contribute to transformational projects worldwide. Discover your #H2Opportunity

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Sr Staff Geotechnical Engineer to be located in Phoenix, AZ.

With a proud history spanning over 85 years and thousands of successful projects, our expertise in dam and reservoir engineering is unmatched. From feasibility studies to design, construction, and maintenance, we cover every aspect of the process, ensuring the longevity and safety of critical water infrastructure. As part of our team, you'll contribute to our legacy, bringing innovative solutions to life and making a meaningful impact on global water resources.

  • Conduct construction observations, reporting of daily construction and field operations, lead geotechnical field explorations, collect geotechnical samples, review of Geotechnical data, perform Geotechnical analysis, and report writing
  • Contribute to draft RFI responses, reports, regulatory agency permits, as well as less complex external and internal documents.
  • Prepare and review construction and geotechnical documents provided by the contractor
  • Develop tangible engineering design skills through field experience. This may include construction support (verification of design implementation, adherence to quality, contractor/owner engagement), site inspections, and Geotechnical investigations. Also provide construction support from the office by adapting designs to field conditions.
  • Recognize potential opportunities for additional work within an existing project or for an existing client.
  • Demonstrate ability to build trusting working relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Execute project assignments while utilizing critical thinking, engineering procedures to carry out project tasks.
  • Candidate will have an opportunity to be involved in the construction of in-house designs, which will build on existing client relationships and lead to future projects.
  • Assisting in project management – tracking scope, schedule and budget


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil/Geotechnical/Geological Engineering + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of education and/or experience.
  • Valid drivers license required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology preferred.
  • 4 to 7 years of related experience in Geotechnical Engineering projects.
  • Arizona PE license or ability to obtain Arizona PE license within 6 months
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office tools
  • Experience using geotechnical software.
  • Solid understanding of field work
  • The ability to work well within a team

Additional Information

  • Relocation is available for this position.
  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Regular Project site travel required for this role as needed. (est. up to 100%)
  • Offered rate of compensation (Arizona locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The target salary range for this position is $75,000 - $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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, 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.