Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Location: Denver, Colorado Posted Date: March 9, 2018
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Employer Job Id: 20000000552 Careermine Job Id: 1440827
[Company] is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. [Company] combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

[Company] has a position in our Water Resources Team for a Principal Geotechnical Engineer in Denver, Colorado. The successful candidate will be working in conjunction with other engineers and professionals on multi-discipline teams to support project activities through the application of engineering and geologic principles and techniques. Critical thinking skills are required to solve technical issues and develop project-specific solutions. The position will require travel to project sites.

Key requirements of the position include a keen understanding of geotechnical engineering principles of earthen embankments, dam designs, levees, tailings storage facilities and water retaining structures.

  • Plan, conduct and supervise geotechnical engineering design and analysis related to civil engineering projects for water resources, environmental, and mining projects. Responsibilities may include managing and preparing geotechnical and geologic field investigations, reviewing field investigation boring logs and data and assigning project specific laboratory testing, conducting engineering analyses and design for, foundation design, fill placement/ground modification design, seepage evaluation, slope stability and seismic analyses, and preparing, editing, and reviewing geotechnical engineering reports and documents for a variety of applications.
  • Develop and/or review quality control/assurance specifications and documentation during engineering design projects and during field construction activities.
  • Conduct field observations, site visits, and exploration programs. Verify that work performed complies with contract specifications.
  • Conduct dam safety investigations; facilitate and/or participate in FERC Part 12, PFMA, dam risk analysis, assessment and management activities
  • Provide geotechnical solutions for dams, embankments, levees, foundations, underground construction, and earth structures
  • Analysis and design of corrective measures for major geotechnical problems such as landslides, canal failures or land subsidence.
  • Provides cost-effective, functional, and sound designs that meet dam safety requirements and that ensure public safety.
  • Prepare preliminary and detailed design drawings and specifications for engineering projects
  • Participate in marketing and business development efforts, personally contributing to developing new projects and clients. Provide pursuit planning and proposal preparation.
  • Participate in the development of a growth strategy for expanding dam and geotechnical services.

  • BS in Civil Engineering or Geological Engineering with an emphasis in geotechnical applications; MS and/or PhD in Geotechnical Engineering preferred plus equivalent experience.
  • Registration as PE in Colorado is required, or ability to become registered within 4 months.
  • Twenty or more years of relevant experience
  • Construction experience and ability to trouble shoot issues in the field
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, computer modelling skills are a plus.
  • Proficiency or solid working knowledge of computer modelling software such as GeoStudio, LPile, gINT, FLAC
  • Must be able to occasionally travel to project sites, both local and remote, work in the field during all seasons and weather conditions, and be able to lift heavy loads (up to 50 pounds). Experience logging boreholes using both auger and coring methods is preferred.
  • Must be able to work outside of the United States.

For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. [Company] is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

[Company] is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

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