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AECOM Project Manager, Tunnels in Calgary, Alberta

Company Description

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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.

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Job Description

AECOM Calgary is hiring a Project Manager, Tunnels.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Senior project engineer on a number of world class underground projects mainly for transportation

  • Organize independently work plans and design activities for projects of medium/high complexity

  • Use commercial numerical modelling tools including both Finite and Distinct Elements software (FLAC, PLaxis, etc)

  • Ability to independently develop numerical modelling and structural verification of underground elements (reinforced concrete, bolts, shotcrete, etc)

  • Coordinate junior engineers, geotechnical and hydro-geological engineers, BIM experts and drafting teams to produce drawings and reports of complex underground structures on time

  • Autonomously generate and verify excel sheets for structural and geotechnical verifications of stations and tunnels

  • Clear knowledge and expertise of the basic principles of soil and rock mechanics and ground-structure interactions

  • Participate in team work contributing with specific geotechnical and structural expertise on underground assets

  • Support tunnels proposals (both RFQs and RFPs) with technical inputs, including methodologies and techniques

  • Design of tunnels in both TBM and SEM (Sequential Excavation Methods)

  • Design of SOE (support of excavation) systems of shafts, pump stations, cut and cover boxes, etc.

  • Participate and inputs to constructability reviews, risk management plans, value engineering sessions, QA/QC comments

  • Contribute to preparation of contract documents, technical specifications, design report and drawing


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in a relevant engineering discipline (civil, structural, construction, geotechnical, etc.)

    • 8 years of relevant experience in tunnel projects
    • 5 years of relevant project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PEng or eligible within 18 months

  • Professional registration in Alberta or equivalent professional association registration and ability / willingness to transfer to Alberta in limited time

  • Experience with detailed design for construction of: deep caverns, TBM tunnels' segmental lining and support of excavation (secant piles, d-walls, etc)

  • Thoroughly knowledgeable of various tunneling methods and techniques, geotechnical aspects, deep cut and cover, GBRs, and difficult ground conditions

  • Experience with both large diameter (5m +) and trenchless tunneling methods

  • Knowledge of Geotechnical, Hydro-geology, Geological engineering and Rock mechanics in the Toronto Region in equivalent geo-conditions

  • Proven knowledge of analytical and numerical analysis methods for underground works and tunnels

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills applied to design activities for contractors

  • Excellent oral and written skills as well as interpersonal/teamwork skills

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization

  • Proven success to supervise and review the work of less experienced engineers, train interns on numerical modelling

  • Ability to liaise with other disciplines, professionals, clients

  • Ability to promote digital tools and initiatives across the organization.

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 $150,000.00 - $180,000.00.


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: J10111581

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid