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AECOM Tunnel Engineer in Thornhill, Ontario

Company Description

How will you make your mark?

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

We specialize in advanced wastewater treatment solutions, offering everything from primary treatments to complex, advanced systems, including enhanced nutrient removal and advanced biosolids processes. Our focus on energy efficiency not only lowers costs but also improves services for our clients. Join us in delivering sustainable wastewater management, integrating your innovative ideas into projects that make an impact.

Also a leader in the transportation sector, with the public transit system in global and Canadian markets.

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Tunnel Design Engineer for full-time employment which can be based out of any of our offices across Canada (preference would be Greater Toronto Area).

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

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

  • Use commercial finite element / finite difference numerical modelling software for soil-structure interaction analyses. Knowledge in commercial software like Dynamo or Grasshopper to create parametric models and computational design tools will be an added advantage

  • Autonomously generate and verify excel sheets for structural and geotechnical verifications

  • Provide to multidisciplinary teams 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 components of Transportation and Water Conveyance projects

  • Support tunnels proposals 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 to constructability review, risk management plans, value engineering sessions

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

  • Liaise with other disciplines, professionals, clients


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree + 4 years or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Ability to obtain P.Eng in ON and in BC within one year from starting of employment

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Degree in Civil, Geotechnical or Structural Engineering with experience in tunnelling and underground engineering or Master’s Degree in structural or geotechnical engineering is preferred

  • 5+ years’ experience in foundations, underground structures, tunnels, trenchless structures, etc.

  • Experience with both large diameter (5m +) and trenchless tunneling method is preferred

  • Technical experience in different tunnelling methods, shaft design and ground improvement, SEM tunneling , TBM tunneling

  • Knowledge of Geotechnical, Hydro-geology, Geological engineering and Rock mechanics

  • 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

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

Additional Information



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: J10111843

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid