**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.
AECOM is seeking a Principal Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Denver, CO.
+ Plan and oversee field exploration/characterization and laboratory testing of soil and rock materials.
+ Oversee teams performing material characterization, seepage and slope stability analyses and designing slope stabilization measures for dams and spillways.
+ Oversee teams performing seismic stability and deformations analyses of dams; including earthquake ground motions, liquefaction potential (static and seismic), and earthquake-induced and fault-induced deformations.
+ Preparing and presenting technical presentations to project team, clients, regulators, and technical review boards.
+ Supervise preparation of technical reports, independent dam safety inspections, and potential failure mode analyses.
+ Conducting potential failure mode analyses and risk analyses for water storage and hydropower dams, including identifying and developing potential failure modes, and serving as subject matter expert in risk analysis workshops.
+ Project Management – tracking scope, schedule and budget.
+ Mentoring and technical development of junior staff, supporting them to achieve technical success
+ Review engineering reports and documentation prepared by junior staff.
+ Perform Independent Technical Reviews and ensure the quality of project deliverables.
**Minimum Requirements** ·
+ Bachelors degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering + ten (10) years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
+ Professional Engineer (PE) license
+ Due to the nature of this work, a valid U.S Driver’s License is required
+ Master’s OR PhD in Civil Engineering or related field of study
+ 20+ years or more of relevant experience
+ Experience in dam design and evaluation (e.g., material characterization, liquefaction, seepage, slope stability, and settlement analyses)
+ Familiarity with design reports, drawings, and specifications
+ Experience leading tasks with effective delegation skills
+ Experience with GeoStudio (SEEP/W and SLOPE/W), UTEXAS4, Grapher, FLAC/FLAC3D and AutoCAD
+ Experience working on risk analysis projects
+ Business development for new and existing clients, prepare engineering services proposals, cost estimates, and schedules.
+ Must be a resourceful, highly organized professional with attention to people and detail
+ Strong commitment to ensuring safe project execution
+ Local travel required
+ Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position may have to pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.
+ Relocation is available for this role.
+ Employment sponsorship is available for this position.
+ Offered rate of compensation (Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $125,000 - $180,000.
+ AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.
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.
**Business Line:** Water
**Business Group:** DCS
**Strategic Business Unit:** West
**Career Area:** Engineering
**Work Location Model:** On-Site
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