AECOM Principal Geotechnical Engineer - CHCH in Christchurch, New Zealand

Business Line Water

Position Title Principal Geotechnical Engineer - CHCH

New Zealand - Canterbury


Job Summary

Our work covers input to a wide range of project types and will involve design and analysis, field investigations, reporting and project management. Right now we have a wide range of work shaping Auckland’s landscape including hallmark major projects and we are seeking Principal Geotechnical Engineers keen to get involved in these and more.

The AECOM Ground Engineering and Tunnelling team is dynamic and collaborative within New Zealand and across the world. There is plenty of scope to develop your career, gain exposure to global mega –projects through our global mobility opportunities as well as to work on the full range of projects in the North Island across the infrastructure sector.

The role will appeal to a specialist in design and analysis and will involve interpretation of site investigation data, site characterisation for civil infrastructure projects, ground liquefaction assessment, numerical modelling of shallow and deep underground excavation in soil and rock, slope, foundation and retaining wall design, soil and rock in situ and laboratory test data evaluation.

Minimum Requirements

We are interested to hear from Geotechnical Engineers with 12 or more years’ experience who have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment and able to demonstrate:

  • Strong design skills.

  • Site investigation experience.

  • Experience of finite element analysis using Plaxis or RocScience software and other Geotechnical software including WALLAP and SlopeW.

  • Good communication skills both oral and written.

  • Experience of report writing and contractual communication.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Desire to assist in mentoring of junior staff.

  • CPEng registration

Preferred Qualifications

CPEng Preferred

Suitable Degree

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Geotechnical

Country New Zealand

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 160190BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.