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 a Master's degree in Civil Engineering with a major/concentration in Geotechnical Engineering and completion of 30 credits of coursework in Geotechnical Engineering topics, and three (3) months of experience as a Graduate Research Assistantship. The Master’s degree and experience must contain a concentration in coursework and, research with an emphasis on:
a) Seepage and slope stability principles (for static and seismic conditions) and their application to the analyses and construction of earthen embankment dams founded on various subsoil conditions (with particular emphasis on stiff and soft clay behavior); consolidation; foundations; earth pressures, field exploration techniques; laboratory testing and data interpretation; and advanced soil behavior.  
b) Performing geotechnical engineering laboratory testing including Atterberg Limits tests, grain size distribution, compaction tests, isotropic and anisotropic consolidated undrained triaxial test with pore water measurements, drained triaxial tests, direct shear and direct simple shear tests, hydraulic conductivity tests using rigid and flexible wall permeameters, incremental consolidation tests, and long-term creep tests. 
c) Performing saturated and unsaturated seepage and slope stability analyses using SLIDE 
d) Performing statistical analysis including hypothesis testing, descriptive statistics and outlier detection. 
e) Performing advanced data analysis and developing spreadsheets and predictive models using computer software such as Excel, R and PYTHON.
f) Evaluate site specific liquefaction and performing deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis for projects.
g) Formulating research hypotheses regarding industry-related geotechnical engineering topics.
h) Preparing power point presentations and summarizing progress results for supervisors.
i) Analyzing laboratory testing results, generating relevant trend charts, and presenting the research outcome in a comprehensive report.

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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