About the job
At AECOM, were delivering a better world.
We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether its 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. Were one global team 47,000 strong driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether youre 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 lets get started.
The Principal Engineer – Geotechnical is a senior technical resource and serves as the technical advisor for the team. Plans works, provides technical reviews and quality management. Shares technical expertise and experience with others in the company via internal technical communication and presentations. Responsible for the development of high-quality design outputs. Able to do hands-on design.
Technical Delivery Management
May act as a line manager and should be able to mentor, monitor timekeeping and carry out performance reviews, providing feedback on allocated technical staff. Plays an active role in the technical development of the allocated team. Acts in a supporting role to the Team Leader/ Manager/ Associate Director /Director by delegating work and directing less experienced staff to complete assigned projects’ technical tasks. Able to monitor and track the budget for specific tasks within the project.
Prepares technical specification sections and completes feasibility studies and is able to add input and value to designs. Performs quality control reviews of design calculations and drawings following policies and procedures and serves as Lead Verifier, confirming that the technical approach satisfies the client scope of services and expectations. Provides specialised input to studies and design within their specific area of expertise. Contributes as an in-house expert on specific technologies or processes. Develops solutions to complex and challenging issues using engineering methodologies to define new procedures when needed. Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard industry techniques to execute work assignments. Identifies and develops new processes that lead to improved efficiency or work quality. Engages with project technical teams within a field of expertise to confirm project approach and review deliverables within budget and scope. Liaises with authorities to obtain permits and approvals and to discuss technical advances. Resolves technical issues concerning conflicting requirements or complex coordination. Develops construction cost estimates and estimates of technical effort/man-hours for projects. Should support the design team with design tasks and able to do hands-on design when required. Supports the design team on technically complex and challenging projects and brings innovation into the design.
May be required to act as Project Manager on small to medium size discipline-specific projects. Has an excellent understanding of project delivery requirements and is well versed with AECOMs project delivery procedures. Should be well versed in the use of Earned Value Management to assess the progress of design against budget.
Client Relationship Management
Supports business development and selling initiatives to expand work assignments, including managing client relationships and expectations. Assists with proposals and participates in the development of bids and technical write-up for proposals. Leads communication with clients to discuss work scope, requests information to support project execution and receives client comments on draft work products. Presents to clients, senior leadership and other project stakeholders to demonstrate progress and clearly explains design principles.
Responsible to coordinate with the other disciplines to ensure there are no design gaps and provide fully coordinated design deliverables. This includes the support of the construction supervision teams.
The candidate should have specific experience in the following.
Assessment of Geotechnical Parameters
Preparation of Ground Models for different design situations
Shallow Foundation Design
Deep Foundation Design
Earthworks (Embankment) Design
Excavation Lateral Support Design
Ground Improvement Design
The following would be considered beneficial
Geotechnics of dam design
The use of the following software packages or their equivalent is required.
Slope/W or Slide
Plaxis 2D or RS2 or Sigma/W
Repute, Group and LPile
PDisp or Settle 3D
CLiq or Liquefy-Pro
A 3D FEM would be considered an advantage.
Good knowledge of contracts relating to investigation, survey and construction works.
A balance of experience between design and site would be an added benefit.
Generally, 12+ years minimum experience but allowance would be given for the Masters and PhD qualified people and for the right candidate.
Bachelor of Science or Engineering from an accredited University in one or more of the following subjects and a Master of Science / Engineering or PhD would be preferred.
CEng, PE, or equivalent licensing/registration as a professional engineer is required.
Relevant registration required in Qatar, Bahrain and UAE.
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and theres never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and youll 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. Were the worlds trusted global infrastructure firm, and were in this together your growth and success are ours too.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.
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