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AECOM Ground and Tunnelling Junior Engineer. Numerical Models Specialist in Madrid, Spain

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

About Enterprise Capabilities

Enterprise Capabilities is a service-led organization within AECOM enabling access to a global talent pool. With offices in India, China, Spain, Poland, Romania, the Philippines, and South Africa, our teams of technical professionals provide around the clock project support helping AECOM teams around the world to deliver faster, smarter and better. EC supports AECOM’s ability to work as one global team by standardizing design processes, deploying collaboration technologies, and utilizing a connected network of technical expertise. By joining EC, you have the unique opportunity to work on AECOM’s monumental projects located around the world, contributing to our mission of delivering a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We are currently recruiting for a Ground and Tunnelling Junior Engineer. Numerical Models Specialist to join our ambitious and experienced team. We are working on stages as early as feasibility studies up to detailed designs on a wide range of projects. Our clients are from the private and public sector and include long term Framework Agreements with numerous Local Authorities together with Design and Build commissions for many major Contractors. Our office has an established track record of successfully delivering designs for many years, throughout the USA and Australia not to mention Canada or Middle East. You may have the opportunity to work on some of the most iconic Transportation, Water and Mining Projects, being part of a diverse and multicultural team for the EC Europe (Poland/Spain).

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Works as part of a ground and tunnelling engineering team with other engineers at the same functional level that can be from different EC offices (Poland, Spain, South Africa, etc). Undertakes non-routine, medium complex projects supported by EC.

  • Works in numerical modelling for ground engineering and tunnelling services using specific software (FLAC3D / MIDAS GTS / PLAXIS, etc) and programming languages when required.

  • Active participation in digitalization processes as well as in the development or start up of new specific tools for the team.

  • Work is accomplished autonomously on small projects or portions of larger projects supported by EC within established procedures and practices, related to ground and tunnelling engineering

  • Performs a self-check of work products prior to submitting to others and participates in quality control reviews of documentation originated by equally or less experienced staff.

  • Prepares project deliverables that are reviewed by senior team members.

  • Provides guidance to entry level engineers.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven track record of working on ground and tunneling engineering designs and collaborating with international and multi-cultural teams (+4 years) for Transportation and Water Projects.

  • Experience with international regulations and standards.

  • Skilled in using various software packages for analysis and design such as PLAXIS (2D/3D), FLAC (2D/3D), MIDAS GTS NX or Rocscience package, etc.

  • Skills on computer programming (Python, Fish, MATLAB, etc..) will be considered favorably.

  • Experience working in the North America region / Australia will be considered favorably.

  • Fluent in English (oral and written).


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Civil or Mining Engineering

  • US and/or Australia Professional Engineer license will be considered favorably.

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: J10081435

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Enterprise Capabilities

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid