Principal Geotechnical Engineer

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Principal Geotechnical Engineer to be based in the following locations: Dallas TX, New Orleans LA, Austin TX, Baton Rouge LA, Fort Worth TX, Houston TX, San Antonio TX, or El Paso TX.

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.

Job Summary/Responsibilities
  • Plans, directs, and supervises operations included in a large, complex project or multiple moderately sized projects with greater risk and complexity, and significant financial impact
  • Completes project management-type tasks like oversight of geotechnical budget, schedule, and resources
  • Plan, schedule, conduct or coordinate detailed phases of the geotechnical engineering aspects of the project, focusing on the unique or controversial problems
  • Resolves complex issues
  • Provides direction to and mentoring to other technical staff in completing project tasks
  • Performs independent technical reviews of engineering reports and designs
  • Acts as primary point of contact with client and has full responsibility for project delivery
  • Competent to serve as Engineer-of-Record on design and design-build projects
  • May be responsible for Project teams that include 10 or more members often representing multiple business lines
  • Regularly develop and evaluate project plans
  • Provide advice and consultation to client on geotechnical engineering matters, including compliance with government laws and regulations
  • Project leadership in the areas of design, analysis, and construction on various projects
  • Develop project proposals and work with business leader on overall strategy to grow Mining practice
Minimum Requirements
  • BA/BS + 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Professional Engineering License required, as well as the ability to obtain PE license in 6 months in both Texas and Louisiana.
Preferred Qualifications
  • USACE experience
  • Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering from ABET-accredited institution
  • Project Management or Discipline Lead role
  • 20+ years of progressive experience in geotechnical engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from ABET-accredited institution
  • Significant geotechnical design experience. Expertise in the following is a plus:
  • USACE projects and design requirements
  • Dam and levee design
  • Alternative delivery
  • Project Management
  • Must have strong technical progression within geotechnical engineering
  • Experience in technical leadership within the area of geotechnical involvement for flood control projects including dams, levees, stormwater pump stations, channel improvements, etc.
  • Expertise with and ability to make informed decisions regarding drilling, field investigations, laboratory testing, advanced material characterization, seepage analysis, slope stability analysis, settlement, and construction of dams, levees, channel improvements, and other heavy earthwork projects.
  • Understanding of expansive soils in Texas and/or soft soils in Louisiana and their impacts to design.
  • Experience in various construction techniques and phasing to help develop unique, cost effective solutions for our clients.
  • Ability to travel and work with geotechnical teams along the Gulf Coast during future projects, as needed.
  • Ability to support marketing effort in pursuing alternative delivery work with a focus on geotechnical engineering
  • A positive attitude that motivates the project team.
  • Ability to work on fast paced complex projects
  • Ability to work on multiple ongoing projects at the same time
  • Willing to work overtime if needed to complete a task to meet the client's schedule or request
  • Note that our team mostly works remotely, so you must have very strong communication skills and the ability to work with a team across the nation and the world. Benefits of this method of work includes flexible hours and flexibility to work from home or the office.
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 Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 260255BR

Additional Locations US - Austin, TX - 13640 Briarwick Drive, Suite 200, US - Baton Rouge, LA - 8555 United Plaza Blvd Suite 300, US - El Paso, TX - 221 N. Kansas Street, US - Fort Worth, TX - 801 Cherry Street, Suite 1050, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - New Orleans, LA - 1555 Poydras St, US - San Antonio, TX - 112 Pecan Street

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.
More Information on AECOM
AECOM operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA and New York, NY. AECOM was founded in 2022. It has 52924 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 250 open jobs at AECOM, click here.
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