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AECOM Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Edmonton, Alberta

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking Senior Geotechnical Engineers in Edmonton, Calgary, Burnaby and Winnipeg with experience and focus on the design, safety assessments and construction of High to Extreme Consequence of Failure embankment and tailings dams in Western Canada as well as other regions of North America. The successful candidate will have a key role in development and growth of our embankment and tailings dam practice in Canada and will include opportunities to work with our dam teams internationally. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with a variety of exciting and challenging projects.

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

  • Plans, directs, and supervises all operations included in large, high complexity embankment and tailings dam projects or several moderately sized projects with greater risk and complexity, and significant financial, environmental and human impact.

  • Resolves complex issues

  • Provides direction and mentoring to intermediate and junior technical staff in completing project tasks and collaborates with senior staff to develop innovative ways to win opportunities in the dam sector.

  • Performs independent technical reviews of engineering reports and designs

  • Works with clients to provide long term sustainable solutions.

  • Competent to serve as Engineer-of-Record

  • May be responsible for project teams that include 10 or more members often representing multiple business lines or subcontractor(s), working in remote locations

  • Regularly develops and evaluates project plans

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology or Civil Engineering or any relevant engineering discipline +8 years of relevant experience in geotechnical and/ or geological engineering or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Professional Engineering License required

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from CEAB-accredited institution

  • 20+ years of progressive experience within the field of dams and geotechnics

  • Appropriately experienced candidates will have acted as a geotechnical leader for embankment and tailings projects including the full life cycle of tailings management and dam design

  • Experience in client service and business development strong asset

  • 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

  • Strong technical progression within geotechnical engineering as it relates to dams

  • Excellent verbal, 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 with coupled and uncoupled seepage analysis, slope stability analysis and deformation analysis

  • Experience with conceptual and feasibility level design, preliminary design, detailed design, construction and site closure.

  • Experience managing and working with a multi-disciplinary team

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 259497BR

Additional Locations CA - Burnaby, BC - 3292 Production Way, CA - Calgary, AB - 48 Quarry Park Blvd, CA - Winnipeg, MB - 99 Commerce Dr

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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