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AECOM Civil Specialist in Burnaby, British Columbia

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Civil/Geotechnical Specialist to be based out of our Burnaby, BC office. As our Geotechnical Specialist you will work on varied projects and develop your skills with guidance and mentorship from our senior geotechnical engineers. This is a Full-time role.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and execute field programs for geotechnical assessments, including field investigations, logging of soils and rocks and collection of soil samples and rock core.

  • Install and monitor geotechnical instrumentation.

  • Monitor installation of deep foundations.

  • Monitor construction activities including inspection of foundation subgrades, witness proof rolls and perform field density testing.

  • Coordinate with contractors and owners of construction projects.

  • Collect and analyze data under the supervision of a professional engineer.

  • Conduct engineering design under the supervision of a professional engineer.

  • Create designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, and final working drawings under the supervision of a professional engineer.

  • Use computer software as a tool for solving basic engineering problems.

  • Perform work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule under supervision.

  • Perform settlement, seepage and slope stability analyses.

  • Assist in preparing geotechnical recommendations and geotechnical reports.

  • Communicate effectively with others within the team and with internal and external clients.

  • Support Senior Engineers with competitive proposals and work plans.

  • Provide guidance and troubleshooting for quality control testing and performance of earthworks such as fill compaction and excavations.

  • Travel within BC, and other provinces/territories in Canada.

  • Potential travel for site investigations, site inspections, and construction monitoring of projects within Canada.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or Geological Engineering with emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering.

  • +2 years of related experience within the civil, geological, or geotechnical engineering field.

  • Valid and unrestricted driver's license.

Preferred Skills/experience:

  • Masters' Degree in Geotechnical Engineering.

  • +4 years of technical and field experience within the field of geotechnical engineering.

  • Knowledge and experience with various geotechnical software, such as GeoStudio (Slope/W, Seep/W, Sigma/W, Quake/W), Ensoft (LPile, Apile), Settle 3D, GRLWEAP, MSEW, Cliq, Shake/Deepsoil, Plaxis, etc.

  • Construction oversight, QAQC, contract administration.

  • Coordination of designs with drafting teams and/or personal proficiency with AutoCAD.

  • Highly developed written communication, time management and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills; conduct yourself with integrity, work within multi-disciplined teams, deal with complex issues, and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Have a high level of initiative and enthusiasm for getting things done.

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite; excellent knowledge of Excel and Word.

Additional Information

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


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $60,000.00 - $85,000.00.


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.

ReqID: J10103994

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid