Engineering Seismologist/Seismologist

Website AECOM

Job Description
AECOM is currently seeking an Engineering Seismologist/Seismologist to be located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Oakland CA

Responsibilities include:

Work on seismic research projects and provide technical support to multidisciplinary teams on various projects.
Analyze and review seismic data using advanced software tools and methodologies.
Develop and refine seismic hazard models for various regions.
Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to integrate seismic data into broader geoscience studies.


BA/BS in geophysics, engineering, geology or related subject + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of education and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree and/or Ph.D. degree in geophysics, engineering, or geology highly preferred.
Understanding of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and have strong background in probability and statistics
Experience in programming with Python or Matlab highly preferred. Additional programming experience in Fortran and/or C also desirable.
Strong technical writing and communication skills.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret procedures, regulations, and technical information.
Work independently or under minimum supervision.
Understanding and knowledge of site response analysis and/or Tsunami hazards.
Understanding of seismic source and strong ground motion characteristics, e.g. stress drop and path parameters such as crustal attenuation and kappa.
Ability to effectively present to stakeholders ideas and technical information
Ability to learn new software for communication, project management, and technical analysis
Past research experience funded by National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) or publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) or Earthquake Spectra.

Additional Information
Relocation is not available for this role.
Minimal conference related travel may be required.
Sponsorship is available for this position (current US Employment Visa holders)
Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The target salary range for this position is $70,000 – $100,000.

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