Senior Geotechnical Engineering Lead


  • Calgary, AB
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
Requisition/Vacancy No.


Job Category

Engineering - Geotechnical

Job Summary

The Water Business Unit of AECOM is actively seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer for employment which can be based out of any of its Western Canada offices (for example Burnaby, Kelowna or Victoria BC, Calgary or Edmonton AB, Saskatoon SK or Winnipeg MB). The successful candidate will have a key role in development and growth of our Mining and Water Dams business in Canada, and will include opportunities to work with our dams and mining 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 a large, complex project or several moderately sized projects with greater risk and complexity, and significant financial impact
  • Resolves complex issues
  • Provide 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, working in remote locations and including a subcontractor(s)
  • Plan, schedule, conduct or coordinate detailed phases of the engineering project, focusing on the unique or controversial problems
  • Regularly develop and evaluate project plans
  • Provide advice and consultation to client on engineering matters, including compliance with government laws and regulations
  • Work with clients to provide long-term solutions
  • Project leadership in the areas of design, analysis, and construction on various Tailings Dams and Mining projects
  • Develop project proposals and work with business leader on overall strategy to grow Mining practice
Business Line


Position Status


What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions and overall through programs supported by company leadership. Our define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree +8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Professional Engineering License required
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's/Master's degree in Civil Engineering from CEAB-accredited institution
  • 15+ years of progressive experience within the field
  • Strong technical progression within geotechnical engineering
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment
  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility and flexibility
  • Appropriately experienced candidates will have acted as a technical leader within the area of geotechnical involvement for mining projects including full life cycle for tailings management and dam design
  • Experience with and ability to make informed decisions regarding drilling, field investigations, laboratory testing, advanced material characterization, seepage analysis, slope stability analysis, deformation analysis and site closure design and construction. Experience managing and working with a multi-discipline team.
  • resourceful, highly organized professional with attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Experience in client service and business development strong asset
  • Ability to support marketing effort in pursuing work on mining infrastructure projects
Business Group

Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Clearance Required



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