Geotech Engineer

Requisition ID: 274731 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Various Permanent Bechtel Office Locations 

 

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

 

Project Overview

Bechtel Corporation is a global company headquartered in Reston, VA and engaged in the engineering, procurement, and construction of large-scale projects. Bechtel helps our customers deliver projects of purpose that create a lasting positive legacy. These are projects that create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunity; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges; protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents.

 

As a major contractor engaged in design and construction of large-scale projects all over the world, Bechtel has delivered projects in some of the most challenging ground conditions; thus, it is looking to add to its staff geotechnical engineers seeking challenging projects requiring geotechnical investigation program development and execution, design of complex ground improvement systems, deep foundation design and installation, advanced finite element modelling for geotechnical analysis, and other geotechnical-related project activities. Projects may be in the U.S. or other countries.

 

We invite qualified engineers looking for opportunities to join our team to help deliver the most challenging projects in the world.

 

Position Summary

This position is for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer who will provide field support as needed, originate and/or check analytical calculations and numerical modeling, specifications and reports associated with various projects. The successful candidate will report to the Geotechnical Engineering Manager or a designated Senior/Principal Engineer but is expected to be able to work independently. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, a can-do attitude, and the desire to innovate designs. The successful candidate will be expected to support multiple projects but may also be assigned to one project. The selected candidate will be expected to travel to job sites and other Bechtel and client offices in the U.S. and abroad for periods of time ranging from a few days to several months.

 

Responsibilities

This role will require field support of geotechnical investigations, review of site and subsurface geotechnical investigations data, originate/review geotechnical engineering designs and specifications, and originate/review geotechnical studies for multiple projects in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements. The work will require coordinating with other geotechnical engineers and other technical disciplines in a team environment and may include but is not limited to the following scope:

  • Geotechnical design parameters for soil and/or rock supported foundations
  • Static and dynamic bearing capacity and settlement calculations
  • Soil liquefaction assessments and mitigation
  • Ground improvement design and installation
  • Pile design and installation
  • Foundation settlement analysis
  • Soil and/or rock slope stability analyses under static and seismic loading
  • Soil and/or rock excavations support calculations
  • Engineering specifications including earthworks, piling, ground improvement, soil and/or rock excavation support, etc.
  • Technical memo, study, and report writing
  • Vendor submittal review and integration into the design solution
  • Budget and schedule tracking and quality compliance
  • Coordination with other technical disciplines in planning and executing work as an integrated team

 

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • An M.S. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from an accredited university or college and minimum 8 years of progressive related experience or a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering and minimum 6 years of progressive related experience
  • Relevant experience includes, but is not limited to, performing site and subsurface geotechnical investigations, geotechnical engineering designs and specifications, and originating/reviewing geotechnical calculations and studies for power plants, infrastructure, industrial process facilities or complex building systems
  • Legal right to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with Microsoft office programs and geotechnical engineering programs such as SLOPE/W, Plaxis 2D and 3D, LPILE, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to utilize engineering and office automation tools effectively.
  • Knowledge of the application of geotechnical engineering design principles.
  • Professional Engineer in U.S. (Geotechnical or related Engineering).
  • Knowledge of site and subsurface investigation, development of engineering properties of soil and rock, foundation design and analysis, foundation analysis under dynamic loads and earthworks
  • Knowledge of pile installation and testing, numerical analysis using FEM and FDM, soil and/or rock slope stability and construction specifications
  • Knowledge of industry codes and standards, including those related to the nuclear industry
  • Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical or related Engineering, from an accredited university.
  • Strong background in soil dynamics and knowledge of earthquake engineering/seismic behavior of soils
  • Knowledge of soil liquefaction analysis and construction dewatering
  • Experience working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs (including nuclear) and occupational health and safety
  • Prior experience working on large industrial or civil infrastructure projects
  • Hands-on experience with industry standard geotechnical software and computational tools
  • Prior experience working on nuclear projects

 

 

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