Job Type: Engineer

Job Description:

Job Title: Assistant/Project Engineer (Geotechnical Engineer)  

City: Orlando
State: FL


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 steady state and transient analyses, SLOPE/W for static and seismic stability analyses, liquefaction analysis, conducting consolidation analyses of clays subject to ramp loading and deriving undrained shear strength profiles in accordance with SHANSEP design methodology.
3. Perform analysis and design for shallow and deep foundation systems including bearing capacity and pile capacity calculations, settlement estimations, and downdrag applicable to foundation design of structures.
4. Plan and coordinate geotechnical laboratory testing of soils, phosphogypsum, silica gravel, geosynthetics (including HDPE geonets, HDPE liner, and geotextiles), and water samples.
5. Plan and coordinate subsurface exploration programs, field tests, and construction quality assurance activities related to geotechnical engineering projects.
6. Plan and coordinate geophysical investigations, Standard Penetration (SPT) and Cone Penetration (CPT) tests to detect the presence of subsurface features which could be suggestive of potential paleo-karts phenomena, interpret the results of the geophysical surveys and subsurface exploration programs, and manage the remediation of potential features.
7. Research and review available information and present geotechnical, geological and hydrogeological material properties, including water balance calculations required for by-product disposal facilities, as needed for senior engineer review. 
8. Develop predictive models and charts to estimate volume of slurry deposited in settling containment ponds.
9. Develop and implement technical specifications for geotechnical engineering projects, including by-product disposal sites.
10. Develop and review construction drawings for by-product disposal sites using AutoCAD Civil3D computer program, as needed for senior engineering review.
11. Monitor subsurface movements and deformations by interpreting and analyzing measurements from field instrumentation such as slope inclinometers and piezometers.
12. Analyze the results of in-situ permeability tests and review potentiometric data to develop monitor wells in various aquifer systems.
13. Perform weekly inspections at industrial waste disposal sites, oversee progress in construction, attend meetings, and draft the minutes.
14. Prepare geotechnical engineering reports summarizing field and laboratory data, engineering analyses, and construction quality assurance data applicable to geotechnical engineering projects including by-product disposal sites, as needed, for senior engineering review.
15. Assist senior engineers with project management and business development, including, preparing proposals, budget estimates and construction schedules.
16. Present technical results and reports verbally and in writing.
17. Perform all the foregoing for Geotechnical Engineering Projects.

Education an Experience Requirement:  Requires Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a major/concentration in Geotechnical Engineering (defined as completion of 24 credits of coursework in Geotechnical Engineering topics and a Master’s Thesis or final year project in Geotechnical Engineering), and 6 months experience in internship and/or research in Geotechnical. The Master’s degree and experience must include coursework, research/project, and experience with an emphasis on:

a) Performing and evaluating seepage and slope stability analysis and their application to the geotechnical engineering problems; soil improvement; foundations; earth pressures, field exploration techniques; engineering geology; and advanced soil behavior.  

b) Performing laboratory testing and interpreting data associated with index tests, atterberg limit tests, consolidation tests (incremental stress consolidation), shear strength tests (Isotropic and Anisotropic Consolidated Undrained testing, Direct Shear and Fully Softened Direct Shear Testing, Unconsolidated Undrained Triaxial Testing, Vane Shear Testing), and residual shear strength tests using Ring Shear Apparatus.

c) Planning field exploration program and collecting soft in-situ clayey samples and performing laboratory index tests and shear strength tests on in-situ material; as well as utilizing by-product from power plants i.e., fly ash and from industrial steel plant by-product i.e. granulated slag to stabilize collected clayey soils; and evaluate strength improvement.

d) Performing a cost benefit analysis for construction of flexible pavement on natural clayey subgrade soils compared to construction of flexible pavement using industrial by-product stabilized clayey soils.

e) Preparing a research report on geotechnical design of high-rise buildings and how it depends on the geologic history, soil and rock stratification, and engineering parameters (Atterberg limits, shear strength test results, compression and recompression indices, Rock Quality Designation).

f) Computing axial capacity of pile foundations and drilled shafts using Standard Penetration Test and Cone Penetration Test data.

g) Evaluating consolidation settlement using finite difference numerical methods and estimate time rate of consolidation, including methods to enhance consolidation in field.

h) Preparing progress reports.

Experience can be pre or post degree.   Must have proof of passing the PE Civil Geotechnical exam.

JOB TIME: Full Time



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