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Geo-technical Engineer

Scottsdale, Arizona
Seeking a highly motivated Geo-Technical Engineer for employment in our new Scottsdale, AZ office.

We are searching for candidates that have the ability to be a role model, be client-focused, want to make an impact and be decisive. This position will involve working with a multidisciplinary team of civil engineers, geo-technical engineers, environmental engineers, and geologists all of which work together to conceive, permit, design and construct numerous projects.
Significant growth potential for the motivated individual. Individual development can occur in the areas of project management, client account management, marketing leadership, and business operations management.Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

Specific Duties
Provide geo-technical engineering and design support.
Perform assignments requiring application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria to carry out engineering tasks. (Assignments are designed to further develop judgment and understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.)
Exercise judgment limited to developing details of work in making preliminary selections and adaptations of engineering alternatives.
Prepare engineering related calculations and develop drawings and visual aids.
Perform geo-technical analyses including slope stability, seepage, settlement, shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, and post-tensioned slabs.
Conduct field explorations, collect samples, analyze data and review geo-technical samples for laboratory testing.
Work under supervision of a senior project manager or senior level team member.
Demonstrate ability to build trusting working relationships with clients and colleagues.
Perform marketing and business development activities to develop new clients.
Maintain strong relationships with existing clients.
Ability to manage others to complete project tasks correctly and in a timely manner.
Prepare proposals and cost estimates, track and evaluate project progress, budgets, and recommend changes as needed.
Provide technical mentoring to internal staff.
Contribute to geo-technical and corporate management activities and business decisions.
Lead in-the-field effort on site reconnaissance, geo-technical drilling, geo-technical profiling, geo-technical instrumentation, construction Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) activities for design and construction of foundations, and/or other infrastructure.
Lead design and construction projects related to Geo-technical data collection, analysis, and design.
Lead lower level Engineers and Contractors for Geo-technical project delivery.
Proactively seek improvements to the safe geo-technical construction and operation of residential homes, high-rise structures, storage facilities, resorts, storm water ponds, etc.
Assist with the development, maintenance and implementations of strategic plans to enhance the geo-technical department.
Communicate accurate, timely and relevant Geotechnical information to operational management team and staff

Minimum Requirements
MS in Civil Engineering specializing in geotechnical engineering.
Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or related Engineering discipline from an accredited curriculum, with courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineeringandfive (5) years of experience in geotechnical engineering.
Knowledge in the principles and practices of Civil Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering.
5+ years of experience with expansive soils, shallow and deep foundations, design of retaining walls, soil laboratory testing, and field experience related to earthwork activities and construction.
3+ years of experience conducting field explorations, collecting samples, analyzing date and writing geotechnical reports.
Arizona PE license (or able to obtain within 3 months).
Experience working with a multidisciplinary team of civil engineers, geotechnical engineers and environmental engineers.
Demonstrate excellent communication skills including technical writing.
Basic knowledge of industry standard computer software.
Strong work ethic (especially in stressful situations).
Arizona valid driver’s license.
Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety of yourself and others.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Geotechnical engineering
At least 5 years of work experience in geotechnical engineering
Proficiency in using geotechnical software
Demonstrate technical competence through design and/or operations experience in at least one of the followingwork areas: residential development, high-rise structures, shallow and deep foundations, slope stability analysis.
Field experience in construction monitoring and quality assurance.
Field experience in geotechnical site explorations, soil characterization, interpretation of geotechnical lab tests, and engineering analysis.Experience using Geotechnical software.
Experience reviewing and editing geotechnical engineering reports and documents for a variety of applications.
Excellent organizational skills.Criteria/Conditions
Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English.
Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards.
Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity.
Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 30 pounds) during the course of the workday

A place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. Its a great place to work and grow.

Job Type:
Full-time  Salary: $65,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year Official salary offer will be based on relevant knowledge and experience of the applicant
Chris Westerlund

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