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Geotechnical Engineering

Herndon, VA 20170

Posted: 06/15/24 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Number: EB-1173971436

Job Description

Geotechnical Engineer


  • Participating in a variety of office and field tasks related to planning, evaluating, designing, and implementing the geotechnical aspects of environmental remedies.
  • You’ll apply your technical experience with the support of our global geotechnical technology team.
  • Your analytical skills will be called upon as you evaluate site conditions, determine geotechnical design data needs, assess remedial alternatives, perform engineering calculations, and develop designs.
  • You’ll use your technical writing skills to prepare work plans, reports, and design documents, including design specifications.
  • You’ll learn from other experienced staff who are ready to mentor you, and you’ll pass your knowledge on to others.
  • As a junior/mid-level Engineer, you’ll be directed by Design Managers and discipline leads, but you will be called on to take ownership of assigned tasks.
  • You’ll be juggling multiple tasks, so we’ll rely on you to prioritize effectively, keeping the big picture in mind.
  • You may spend up to 25% to 50% of your time in the field supporting or overseeing the gathering of geotechnical and other design data.
  • Safety will be your priority, as you contribute to “incident free” operations and maintain the highest standards of Health & Safety.

Required Qualification:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, or other closely related engineering field
  • EIT with a commitment to obtain PE
  • Professional on-the-job experience related to geotechnical design demonstrated by design projects
  • Professional on-the-job experience writing specifications, preparing basis of design reports, and developing design drawings with drafting team members.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of geotechnical and design concepts
  • Knowledge and experience with geotechnical aspects of environmental remedial actions
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • 40-hr HAZWOPER certification or the ability to attain this certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or other closely related engineering field
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Knowledge of and experience with applying state and federal environmental regulations, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency Superfund program
  • Professional on-the-job experience related to planning, design, and construction of environmental remedial actions
  • Professional on-the-job experience related to performing and leading environmental field work for remediation projects, and an understanding of methodology and procedures
  • Experience working on active project sites and overseeing subcontractors or third-party construction contractors
  • Strong attention to detail when conducting remedial work and evaluating geotechnical data
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to document design decisions and action items
  • Ability to follow up on tasks and take ownership of projects
  • Ability to communicate concisely and proactively with coworkers, contractors, and clients
  • Ability to work remotely with teams located nationwide in geographically diverse locations

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