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AECOM Technical Director Hydrogeologist in Durban, South Africa

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

Whether it’s improving the commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, we believe infrastructure has the power to uplift communities and improve people’s lives. Bringing together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions, we partner with our clients to turn their ambitions into action, changing the world for the better.

We’re proud to be recognized for our leadership, including our No. 1 ranking by Fortune as the World’s Most Admired Company in our industry for two years in a row. Join us and you’ll become a part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, program and construction managers and other professionals, working on projects that create positive and tangible impacts around the world.

About Enterprise Capabilities

Fundamental to our Think and Act Globally strategy and digital adoption, Enterprise Capabilities (EC) is AECOM’s primary vehicle for workshare. Operating across geographic boundaries and time-zones, EC partners with regional and Global Business Line project teams to provide technical expertise, accelerate delivery and keep AECOM competitive in the industry.

Job Description

Searching for a Technical Director Hydrogeologist with analytical and numerical groundwater flow and solute transport modeling background. The right candidate will be familiar with the geology/hydrogeology of various environments including sedimentary and fractured rock settings, statistical analyses of groundwater data, groundwater modeling and DNAPLE/LNAPL investigations.

Responsibilities :

  • Makes recommendations on work methods and procedures and technical innovations by devising practical and economical solutions to problems in own discipline.

  • Makes recommendations on research requests, objectives, priorities, and timing.

  • Assess need for change and recommends development of standards.

  • Assess work against standards, objectives and specifications.

  • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies when working on unusually complex technical problems.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Develops solutions which are highly innovative. Assignments are often self-initiated.

  • Acts as advisor to management and clients. Oversees the work of less experienced scientists.

  • Posses multi-disciplinary knowledge.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS + 8 Years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Analytical and numerical groundwater flow and solute transport modeling background.

  • The right candidate will possess a strong groundwater modeling experience and have a background of leading hydrogeologic investigations at large complex sites demonstrating history in the development of remedial strategies and closure, including statistical analysis of hydrogeologic data, well-field design, installations, contaminant fate and transport analyses,

  • Groundwater modeling using MODFLOW, MODFLOW-USG, FEFLOW, PEST, MT3D, RT3D, and MODPATH (SEAWAT and FEFLOW desired but not necessary), LNAPL modeling;

  • Decision tree development and preparation of feasibility studies and remedial action plans.

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10085796

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Enterprise Capabilities

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid