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Sr. Staff Geotechnical Engineer

Phoenix Arizona United States

Company Description

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Job Description

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

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

  • Conduct Geotechnical field explorations, Construction observation, collect Geotechnical samples, reporting of daily field operations, review of Geotechnical data, select geotechnical samples for laboratory testing, Geotechnical analysis, and report writing
  • Develop material properties for soil and rock and evaluate the stability of slopes and foundations
  • Prepare drafts of portions of technical proposals, reports, regulatory agency permits, as well as less complex external and internal documents.
  • Coordinate and integrate geotechnical evaluations results into civil design through the collaboration of other geotechnical, structural, mechanical, and electrical designs.
  • 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.
  • Engage in regional projects with other offices and disciplines.
  • 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.
  • Use computer programs including GeoStudio, LPILE, GROUP, SHAFT, Plaxis, Settle3, and MathCAD for geotechnical analyses.
  • Preparing Project Work Plans and Health and Safety Plans



Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, or Mining Engineering preferred.
  • 4+ years of related experience in Mining/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 available for this position.
  • Project site travel required for this role as needed.  (up to 75%)
  • 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 $70,000-$95,000.

  • 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.

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