From building defenses to protect the residents of Jeddah from storm events for generations to come, to helping create the first liquefied natural gas receipt terminal in Costa Azul, AECOM’s ground engineering specialists help to deliver some of the world’s most technically demanding projects.

Taking on challenges at any scale, our integrated team cuts through complexity to deliver transformational outcomes. Our expertise spans a range of integrated disciplines and we work to transfer knowledge across projects.

We are a team regularly innovating, but we’re also pragmatists and understand the challenges of delivering projects within increasing regulatory and budgetary pressures. We work to reduce uncertainty, helping to mitigate ground risk and harness opportunities to develop more efficient geotechnical solutions.

From providing 24/7 design support at the first in a new generation of UK nuclear power stations which will provide low carbon electricity to millions of homes to collaborating on Spain’s High-Speed Rail network featuring an industry renowned viaduct, our ground engineering specialists are helping our clients add value, save costs and realize their bold ambitions.

Our technical expertise is always underpinned by rigorous quality, environmental and health & safety processes. We put safety first, always.


  • Global reach — We have the capability to provide consistent, high-quality ground engineering in locations around the world and reach out for solutions across a global network.
  • Training/education — We offer our clients training and education on new practices and technologies as well as regulatory updates through our client webinar program.
  • Scale and standing of team – AECOM is an international design leader (ENR) with strong global ground engineering capability and regional presence. Ranked as the no.1 UK ground engineering consultant (GE Consultants File 2019).
  • Ability to successfully and quickly implement agile working with robust, accessible and global IT infrastructure to keep our clients fully supported and projects on track.
  • Award Winning Projects – AECOM’s Ground Engineering team has achieved success at many industry awards events such as the Ground Engineering Awards, ICE Excellence Awards and the Environment Agency Project Excellence Awards.
  • Academic excellence, strong links with leading universities and sponsor of students with promising careers in geotechnics.

Representative Services:

  • Desk Studies and Site investigation scoping, procurement, delivery and interpretation
  • Delivering ground investigations
  • Shallow, deep and complex foundation design
  • Deep excavation retention system design including modelling of soil-structure interaction
  • Soil and rock slope engineering for maintenance and new slopes
  • Earthwork and ground treatment design, including material conditioning programmes
  • Geohazards and risk studies
  • Geophysics
  • Underground caverns, structures and shafts
  • Advanced numerical and analytical modelling for cost effective and sustainable design solutions
  • Mining infrastructure design
  • Groundwater characterization and engineering
  • Expert opinion and advice