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Geologist (OCONUS - Iraq)

AECOM

Mosul Dam, Iraq

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Job Summary
AECOM is seeking an experienced Geologist for a contract supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with repair and maintenance 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 is a deployed assignment in Iraq. Austere and potentially hostile living conditions and some travel within Iraq, the work site, and the Operating Base is required.

The 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 testing on samples of grout to ensure contract compliance
Coordinates with designated senior staff on any unusual or controversial technical issues that arise
Responsible for basic geotechnical and geological assignments which require the practical application of geotechnical/geological principles, practices, and procedures
Other duties that may arise

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Engineer Geology, 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, qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test and medical screen
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, medical fitness, and online required training

Preferred Qualifications
Registered/licensed Professional Geology (PG) 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
Current, active security clearance

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