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Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer

Company: AECOM
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

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 Description

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 - over 50,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Enterprise Capabilities is a service-led organization within AECOM, enabling access to a global talent pool. With offices in India, China, Spain, Poland, Romania, South Africa and the Philippines, our teams of technical professionals provide around the clock project support assisting AECOM teams around the world to deliver faster, smarter and better. Enterprise Capabilities supports AECOM's ability to work as one global team by standardizing design processes, deploying collaboration technologies, and utilizing a connected network of technical expertise. By joining Enterprise Capabilities, you will have the unique opportunity to work on AECOM's monumental projects located around the world, contributing to our purpose of delivering a better world.

AECOM is seeking an Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Austin, TX, and, or open to locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Baton Rouge, LA, and/or New Orleans, LA.

This position is expected to begin in June 2023.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

Use computer programs including GeoStudio, UTexas4, LPILE, GROUP, SHAFT, Plaxis, FLAC, Settle3D, and MathCAD for geotechnical analyses

Assist in the procurement of subcontract drilling and laboratory testing services

Establish boring locations in the field

Supervise field drilling operations and construction inspections

Complete laboratory testing assignments

Perform quality control checks on the laboratory test results

Prepare Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) and drilling plans

Develop design parameters of the soils and rock

Perform geotechnical analyses to determine the bearing capacity, settlement, stability, and other characteristics of the subsurface materials

Complete geotechnical reports and proposals for review by senior technical staff

Complete analyses to determine the most cost-effective foundation design solutions

Work on high-profile design and construction projects for USACE, TxDOT, USIBWC, NRCS, TCEQ local governments, etc.

Work on projects that reduce the risk of floodings, like new designs or improvement designs for levees, floodwalls, floodgates, dams, penstocks, tunnels, stormwater pump stations, channels, and bank stabilization.

Additionally, you could work on Design Build projects for both flood control projects and highways.

Design embankment stabilization and under-seepage solutions.

Design MSE walls and bridge foundations

Learn about mitigation strategies for expansive soils and soft, organic soils, or karstic limestone foundations.


Minimum Requirements :

Graduated from ABET accredited university with Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and

Certification for Engineer in Training (EIT), or must obtain within 6 months after the start of employment

Driver's license is required for this position, and motor vehicle records may be requested

Preferred Qualifications :

Master's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering.

Prior experience 0-3 years

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

Detail-oriented and technical

Highly motivated self-starter

Additional Information

Relocation is not available.

Sponsorship is not available.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there's never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let's get started.

ReqID: J10072087

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Keywords: AECOM, Houston , Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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