Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Jacobs – Bellevue, WA

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our clients local programs.
We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.
You would work as team with our geotechnical and tunneling practice consisting of over 100 geotechnical engineers in over 15 offices in North America. As our Geotechnical Engineer you will have the opportunity to follow projects from the conceptual phase through the construction phase, working on traditional design-bid-build, with a large part of this position supporting transportation design-build projects. You must be a self-motivated individual with a minimum of 10 years of experience within Geotechnical Engineering, with a minimum of a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering (emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering) and be a registered Professional Engineer (PE). You will be expected to demonstrate a strong technical knowledge of the principles of soil and rock mechanics, geotechnical design, be able to manage other geotechnical engineers, effectively work within a multi-disciplinary team, and effectively work with design-build contractors. Your experience with design assignments in foundation engineering, dams, soil mechanics, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, and seismic will contribute to your success. The ideal candidate will have a breadth of consulting experience for the design and construction of large civil engineering projects, and the desire to grow personally as well as professionally.As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer you will perform or lead teams to:

  • Develop scopes and budgets for geotechnical tasks in a variety of projects.
  • Participate in developing field assignments that will include observation of explorations (soil and rock borings, test pits, CPT soundings, geophysical testing); geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring; and inspection of the construction of geotechnical structures (earth retaining structures, deep foundations, dams, tunnels, and shallow foundations).
  • Have the opportunity to travel to and work in locations both within the USA and around the world.
  • Mentor and train junior and mid-level geotechnical engineers.
  • Design shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, ground improvement, dams, embankments and cut slopes, and both soft and hard rock tunnels.
  • Perform earthquake hazard evaluations, including site-specific site response analysis and liquefaction potential analysis.
  • Analyze laboratory testing results and select geotechnical design parameters.
  • Prepare and review technical reports, data reports and baseline reports.
  • Use computer programs including Settle3D, Slide, LPILE, Shaft, FB-MulitPier, DeepXcav, GRLWeap, Phase2D, Plaxis, FLAC, and MathCAD to complete engineering analysis and prepare design calculations.
  • Prepare design drawings and construction specifications, and review construction submittals for compliance with the contract requirements and design assumptions.
  • Work in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams across North America and the world. Share technical knowledge across geographical boundaries to foster innovative project solutions.

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    QualificationsThe minimum qualifications for this position are:
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience within Geotechnical Engineering
  • A minimum of a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering (emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering)
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Must be able to demonstrate a strong technical knowledge of the principles of soil and rock mechanics, geotechnical design, be able to manage other geotechnical engineers, effectively work within a multi-disciplinary team, and effectively work with design-build contractors
  • The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
    Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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