Job Title: Assistant Project Engineer/Geotechnical Engineer
1. Summarize, evaluate, and present field and laboratory data using computer worksheet programs including gINT, Microsoft Excel and Sigma Plot.
2. Perform geotechnical engineering analyses, including geotechnical characterization and selection of soil engineering properties, applying geotechnical engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using computer software including SEEP/W for seepage analyses, UTEXAS for stability analyses, conducting consolidation analyses of clays subject to ramp loading and deriving undrained shear strength profiles in accordance with SHANSEP design methodology, and applying understanding of experience with the hydraulic conductivity behavior of compacted clays.
3. Draft geotechnical engineering reports summarizing field and laboratory data, engineering analyses, and construction quality assurance data applicable to geotechnical engineering projects, as needed, for senior engineering review.
4. Research and review information and data for geotechnical engineering projects.
5. Develop and review construction drawings using AutoCAD computer program, as needed for senior engineering review.
6. Develop technical specifications for geotechnical engineering projects.
7. Plan and coordinate subsurface exploration programs, field tests, and construction quality assurance activities related to geotechnical engineering projects.
8. Plan and coordinate geotechnical laboratory testing of soils, geosynthetics (including HDPE geonets, HDPE liner, and geotextiles), and water samples.
9. Assist senior staff in preparing project proposals including budget estimates and construction schedule.
10. Present technical results and reports verbally and in writing.
Perform all of the foregoing for Geotechnical Engineering Projects.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Requires a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a major/concentration in Geotechnical Engineering (defined as completion of Master’s Thesis or final year project in Geotechnical Engineering) + six (6) months experience in job offered OR Requires a Master's degree in Civil Engineering with a major/concentration in Geotechnical Engineering (defined as completion of Master’s Thesis or final year project in Geotechnical Engineering) + six (6) months experience as a Research Assistant or any other job title responsible for:
a) Formulating research hypotheses regarding industry-related geotechnical engineering topics and implementing a research methodology for a short-term (minimum 1 year duration) research project.
b) Performing geotechnical engineering laboratory testing including Atterberg Limits tests, specific gravity tests, grain size distribution, compaction tests, hydraulic conductivity tests using rigid and flexible wall permeameters, swell tests, and consolidation tests.
c) Evaluating the effect of compactive effort, void ratio, plasticity, and aggregate amendment on the drainage properties of clays.
d) Preparing and presenting progress results for supervisors.
e) Analyzing laboratory testing results, generating relevant charts, and presenting the research outcome in a comprehensive report.
f) Assisting in the academic duties of a geotechnical engineering course related to the stability of earth slopes and requiring the use of UTEXAS computer software.
Experience can be pre or post degree.
JOB TIME: Full Time