Principal Geotechnical Engineer - Hamilton


New Zealand - Waikato, Hamilton

Job Summary

AECOM’s Geotechnical team is recruiting Principal level Geotechnical Engineer’s nationally to contribute to the success of our 40 strong national team. Work with and support colleagues from a variety of engineering and environmental disciplines and to assist in the growth of our Ground Engineering and Tunnelling team. Nationally our team provides one-stop access to services ranging from project management, feasibility studies, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works.

We are looking for an ambitious team player to assist in the development of innovative, cost-effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and fast-paced. Your extensive geotechnical consultancy experience, strong capability in geotechnical studies, investigation and design for highway earthworks, bridge foundations, retaining structures and strengthened earthworks will add to our teams existing strengths.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for making recommendations on a range of project types

  • Design, analysis and site characterisation for large civil infrastructure projects

  • Field investigation and reporting writing

  • Interpretation of site investigation data, including soil and rock in situ and laboratory test data

  • Slope, foundation and retaining wall design, seismic and ground liquefaction assessments

  • Numerical modelling

Minimum Requirements

  • +12 years’ experience in a multidisciplinary environment

  • Proven track record in studies, investigations and geotechnical design for new build transportation and infrastructure

  • Possess strong problem solving and interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to write clear and concise technical reports is essential.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of relevant design standards.

  • Experience in routinely used geotechnical software including gINT, Slope/W, SLIDE and Plaxis; GIS or Geospatial skills desirable.

  • Well versed in a variety of ground conditions and of soil and rock design parameter selection; local knowledge is advantageous.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Geotechnical Engineering

  • CPEng - Preferred

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . 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

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , 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.


New Zealand - Waikato, Hamilton

Job Summary

AECOM’s Geotechnical team is recruiting Principal level Geotechnical Engineer’s nationally to contribute to the success of our 40 strong national team. Work with and support colleagues from a variety of engineering and environmental disciplines and to assist in the growth of our Ground Engineering and Tunnelling team. Nationally our team provides one-stop access to services ranging from project management, feasibility studies, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works.

We are looking for an ambitious team player to assist in the development of innovative, cost-effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and fast-paced. Your extensive geotechnical consultancy experience, strong capability in geotechnical studies, investigation and design for highway earthworks, bridge foundations, retaining structures and strengthened earthworks will add to our teams existing strengths.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for making recommendations on a range of project types

  • Design, analysis and site characterisation for large civil infrastructure projects

  • Field investigation and reporting writing

  • Interpretation of site investigation data, including soil and rock in situ and laboratory test data

  • Slope, foundation and retaining wall design, seismic and ground liquefaction assessments

  • Numerical modelling

Minimum Requirements

  • +12 years’ experience in a multidisciplinary environment

  • Proven track record in studies, investigations and geotechnical design for new build transportation and infrastructure

  • Possess strong problem solving and interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to write clear and concise technical reports is essential.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of relevant design standards.

  • Experience in routinely used geotechnical software including gINT, Slope/W, SLIDE and Plaxis; GIS or Geospatial skills desirable.

  • Well versed in a variety of ground conditions and of soil and rock design parameter selection; local knowledge is advantageous.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Geotechnical Engineering

  • CPEng - Preferred

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . 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

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , 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.

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