Geotechnical Engineer (OCONUS - Iraq)

AECOM Technology Corporation

Company Type

Business Line Water

Position Title Geotechnical Engineer (OCONUS - Iraq)

Iraq - Ninawa


Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced Geotechnical Engineer for a contract supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with Quality Assurance (QA) oversight of repair and rehabilitation of Mosul Dam outside of Mosul, Iraq. This project includes providing on-site and reach-back construction oversight and support during geotechnical and structural repair efforts at Mosul Dam. AECOM will provide this assistance in the form of high volume grouting, maintenance grouting, and repair of the bottom outlet of Mosul Dam.

This position is for immediate deployment. This position is scheduled to end in March 2019.

This is a deployed assignment in Iraq which requires living in a secure operating base near the dam, working at the dam primarily on a 6-day a week, 12-hour shift basis to support 24-hour construction operations. Work and living conditions are austere and some travel within Iraq, the work site, and the operating location are required, though limited.

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

  • Monitors the drilling and grouting activities to ensure all core samples obtained by contractor are properly documented and stored.

  • Coordinates with contractor when changes are requested to grouting pressures or mixes.

  • Verifies drilling records maintained by contractor.

  • Prepares daily QA reports and notes any contractor deficiencies. Reviews contractor’s QC reports for any discrepancies.

  • Observes contractor’s QC testing and performs QA observation of grout to ensure contract compliance.

  • Coordinates with the Sr. Geologist on any unusual or controversial technical issues that arise.

  • Responsible for basic geological assignments which require the practical application of geological engineering principles, practices, and procedures.

  • Depending on experience and skills, potential exists to support the project with CAD, GIS, data coordination and analysis, and other duties from the engineering office at times.

  • Other duties that may arise.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineer, Geotechnical Engineering, or related

  • 5+ years of experience, including previous work with exploration, grouting, and/or dams

  • Must read, write, and speak English fluently

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

  • Ability to relocate to Dam Site upon successful completion of hiring process to include U.S. government background check, extensive medical fitness exam, pre-employment substance abuse test, online required training, and successful completion of CONUS Readiness Center training course at Ft. Bliss, TX.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of AutoCAD, GIS Tools, and/or gINT

  • Registered/licensed Professional Engineer (PE) preferred

  • Previous experience working in the country of Iraq

  • Previous experience supporting the US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Previous experience working overseas, supporting the US military

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: 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

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Iraq

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184860BR

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.

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