Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer

    • AECOM Corp. - Worldwide
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted 37 days ago | Updated 11 hours ago


On Site
USD 64,480.00 - 87,015.40 per year
Full Time


Attention to detail
Professional development
3D computer graphics
Quality control

Job Details

Company Description

How will you make your mark?

At AECOM, our work in providing access to clean water enables communities to thrive and ecosystems to flourish, contributing to a resilient future. As a global leader in infrastructure consulting, we are at the forefront of significant water projects, with over 6,000 of the industry's best minds driving innovation and technical excellence. Together, we develop solutions that are not only best in the world, but best for the world.

With an acceleration in infrastructure investment, your bold ideas and global expertise have never been more crucial. Join our dynamic team, where innovation, career growth, and collaboration are celebrated. Enjoy the freedom to grow with customizable career paths, water-specific technical and professional development and the potential to contribute to transformational projects worldwide. Discover your #H2Opportunity

Job Description

AECOM is seeking an Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer to be based in Los Angeles, California.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

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

  • 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; soft, organic soils; or karstic limestone foundations.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution.

  • Valid U.S. Driver's License required to visit project sites, clients, and other AECOM offices.

  • As a condition of employment, selected candidate must pass a Motor Vehicle Records review.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering.

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) or must obtain within 6 months after the start of employment.

  • Relevant internship and/or professional experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on fast-paced, complex projects with high attention to detail and remain organized.

  • Ability to work on multiple ongoing projects at the same time.

  • Highly motivated self-starter with a positive disposition.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

  • We are interested in every qualified candidate eligible to work in the United States. Permanent residency sponsorship is available for current H1-B visa holders in the United States.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $64,480.00 - $87,015.40.


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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle - from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10102010

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid