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Senior Geotechnical Engineer / Senior Engineering Geologist 


Job Summary:

This position will be involved in a variety of geo-structural engineering projects with a focus on foundation engineering and geological risk evaluation with an emphasis on design-build delivery methods for electrical transmission and alternative energy generation projects. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Senior Engineering Geologist will operate as a subject matter expert for all project related geotechnical topics and will interface with a multi-disciplinary engineering and construction team consisting of various civil, structural, construction management, and construction personnel. The position will also coordinate with outside consultants identified for support to both project and large program initiatives. This position will be responsible for executing the following on major design-build projects throughout North America:

  • development, execution, and/or management of large scale geotechnical exploration programs;
  • geo-hazard risk analyses on long, linear corridor-type projects;
  • landslide and slope instability mitigation and design;
  • foundation analyses and design package development considering multiple foundation support solutions;
  • and interfacing closely with project-level and senior leadership personnel within the company and with various internal company Operating Units.


  • Maintain visibility with project stakeholders through regular contact with internal- and external-company stakeholders, participation in sector focused professional organizations, and attendance and presentations at industry events.
  • Manage projects and staff, including technical leadership and oversight, risk management, and mentoring of staff.
  • Assist in recruiting and training staff.
  • Review available project geotechnical data and search for publicly available data related to project.
  • Oversight of professional staff responsible for performing geotechnical evaluation and analysis of soil and rock mechanics data, engineering analyses associated with design of foundation, slopes, and earth retention and shoring systems. Responsibilities will include acting as the Engineer of Record for a variety of specialty foundation types including, but not limited to, the following: helical piles, drilled shafts, micropiles, rock and soil anchors, and driven piles.
  • Develop, execute, and document finding of geotechnical characterization programs throughout North America.
  • Prepare and be responsible for complete project deliverables including construction drawings, calculations, and specifications.
  • Plan and coordinate detailed aspects of engineering work and assign tasks to engineering and geologically trained staff.
  • Formulate design options for major foundation projects and coordinate implementation of designs with contractors.
  • Work under supervision of the company’s Engineering Director.


Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of B.S. degree in Civil, Geotechnical Engineering, Geology or related field. A M.S. degree is preferred.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist with an interest to obtain licensure in multiple states.
  • Minimum 10 years geotechnical engineering or geological engineering design experience.
  • Solid understanding of geotechnical engineering principals related to foundation, slope stability, and retaining structure design.
  • Ability to supervise and direct staff and project level staff.
  • Experienced with computer programs such as LPILE, GROUP, FAD Tools, SHAFT, GRLWeap, SLIDE, and MathCAD.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Able to effectively coordinate technical and administrative staff in development of project deliverables.
  • Knowledge of design standards including IBC, FHWA, AASHTO, and ASTM preferred.
  • Overnight travel should be expected (approximately 10 to 20%).
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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