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AECOM Principal Geotechnical Engineer / Principal Engineering Geologist in DUBLIN, Ireland

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Start here. Grow here.

Are you ready to lead a team of talented engineers and shape the future of Ground Engineering?

Aecom's Ground Engineering Practice covers all elements of Ground Engineering serving a wide range of end markets including highways, rail, water and energy sectors.

We’re looking for an Associate Level Director within Ground Engineering to join our office in Dublin. With an exciting and growing project portfolio, there is no better time to join us!

What can we offer?

We work for leading Irish, UK and international clients and have commissions of varying scale across all sectors, including:

  • TII Greenway and Highways schemes,

  • Uisce ÉireannWaste Water Projects,

  • DfI (Northern Ireland) Highway schemes

  • Northern Ireland Water Projects.

Job Duties include:

  • Deliver: Leading the team in project delivery, work winning, workload management, staff development, growth plans, maintaining high levels of client satisfaction and raising the company profile.

  • Provide Expertise: Extensive experience, knowledge and skills in geotechnical engineering and/or engineering geology, including the ability to undertake and check geotechnical design, calculations and analyses.

  • Knowledge: A strong working knowledge of Irish and UK ground conditions and ground investigation techniques and practices. You will preferably have extensive knowledge of Irish Rail, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Department for Infrastructure.

Come grow with us.

We develop projects from concept through operation providing engineering and construction services for multiyear, multimillion-dollar projects for major rail and transit agencies. Our specialists provide analytical and strategic expertise for every stage of a project

And let's not forget about the perks at AECOM. You'll enjoy a range of core and personalised benefits designed to support your future and well-being, customized to fit your lifestyle. Take advantage of career development opportunities, our flexible hybrid working model to ensure a work-life balance that suits your lifestyle, technical practice networks, AECOM University, and volunteering days.


Ready to push the limits of what’s possible?

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • BEng / MEng in Civil Engineering or BSc / MSc in Geology, Engineering Geology or MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology is desirable.

  • Strong analytical skills together with in-depth knowledge and experience in the application of current design codes and guidance documents in ground engineering, soil-structure interaction, geotechnical design and construction of shallow and piled foundations, earthworks, strengthened earthworks, ground treatment and retaining structures.

  • Chartered Geologist or Engineer status is required

  • Previous experience in a similar role with leadership responsibilities

  • Clean driving licence and be willing to travel throughout Ireland and, on occasion, within the UK.

We celebrate diversity, including neurodiversity, and believe it enriches our team. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and abilities. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us at

At AECOM, we value everyone's unique contributions and perspectives.

If you meet some of the requirements above or have transferable skills you believe would benefit us, we would be delighted to hear from you!

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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 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: J10110731

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid