Responsible for geotechnical engineering and related civil engineering and assist with engineering aspects of environmental projects. Assigned tasks may include preparation of proposals, geotechnical field data collection, preparation of engineering reports and/or plans, construction observations, calculations, and final engineering of civil and geotechnical engineering projects associated with commercial, industrial, schools, residential, tunnel design and associated retaining structures, grading design, roadways, etc. Typical tasks include preparation of proposals, cost estimates, and reports.
At various times will serve as Project Manager, Geotechnical Engineer, or engineering staff manager with responsibility for applying extensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and experience in broad areas and applying advanced techniques, theory, concepts and practices.
Participation in business development through existing and new client contacts is anticipated.
As a Project Manager— plans, coordinates and directs a large and important engineering project or a number of smaller projects with many complex features, and includes responsibility for financial control and billing.
As a Geotechnical Engineer— serves as technical specialist, staff advisor and consultant to a technical specialty, a type of facility or equipment, or a program function. Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques or procedures to create new or refine equipment, materials, processes or methods.
As an Engineer Staff Manager—Supervision/Coordination/Direction of engineering and support personnel is usual at this level. Shall assist in evaluating staffing needs and participate in staff recruitment. Track group performance, coordinate work assignments, arbitrate disputes, monitor individual performance through written evaluations, etc.
· Supervise/oversee field geotechnical investigations, drilling, logging, and soil descriptions.
· Expected to communicate effectively with owners and contractors, and to contribute to proposal preparation and business development.
· Prepare geotechnical engineering reports and perform engineering analysis and design. All work will be peer reviewed.
· Some projects may include tasks to direct, prepare and review project drawings and sketches in conjunction with other technical staff.
· Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
· Accurate – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
· Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
· Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
· Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
· Organized – Ability to be structured and methodical in working skills.
· Reliability – Ability to be dependable and trustworthy.
· Self-Motivated – Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
· Technical Aptitude – Ability to relate to topics which require an understanding or specialized knowledge.
· Time Management – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
· Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
· Seven to ten years industry related work experience including a minimum of three years supervising others.
· Bachelor’s degree in civil or geotechnical engineering required. Master’s degree preferred.
· Computer Skills: Knowledge of MS Office Suite applications, geotechnical and geological analysis software, and succinct technical writing style.
· California Professional Engineer Registration required with a path to Geotechnical Engineer registration.