Geotechnical Engineer - Mid Level

Location: Bismarck, North Dakota Posted Date: March 9, 2018
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Employer Job Id: 1078928081 Careermine Job Id: 1440692
Barr Engineering Co. is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing team in Bismarck, North Dakota. The person selected for this position will work on consulting projects involving traditional geotechnical engineering design, establish internal and external client relationships, and help continue to grow Barr’s profile in the Bismarck area through business development and marketing activities.

Project work will involve geotechnical design related to shallow and deep foundations, slope stability, seepage, bearing capacity, settlement, pavements, deep foundations, retaining walls, dams, and blasting. Responsibilities will include geotechnical engineering analysis using computer modeling; specifying, implementing and interpreting soil and rock investigations including drilling, cone penetrometer and in-situ testing; instrumentation installation and monitoring; and overseeing on-site and laboratory testing. The position involves field work such as construction quality assurance observation and geotechnical field investigations. Projects focus on geotechnical and civil engineering design and analysis and include the preparation proposals, contract documents, plans and specifications (including CADD work), writing reports, and cost estimating. The position will include executing project management scope, schedule and budget compliance and will require interfacing and collaborating on these projects with engineers in other Barr offices. This position will require limited, out-of-town work assignments to meet the needs of our clients.

NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and must be able to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may occasionally involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. Participation in a medical surveillance program is required. Safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience with traditional geotechnical engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) licensure or ability to obtain a PE within one year
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs
  • Willingness to travel as required for projects
  • Computer skills including CADD, modeling software (such as FLAC, Plaxis, and/or GEO Slope), word processing, and spreadsheets
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years of relevant work experience
  • Graduate degree in geotechnical engineering
  • Proven project or task management skills
  • Experience scoping, contracting, executing, and managing advanced geotechnical field investigations and laboratory testing
  • Experience with project scheduling software (MS Project or Primavera)
  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of geotechnical analysis and design
  • Experience with vibration monitoring, assessments, and precondition surveys Project or task management skills
  • Interest in mining engineering, power generation facilities, transportation and fuels industries

Barr Engineering Co. reserves the right to consider other legitimate, non-discriminatory factors that are not specifically listed.

We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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