Geotechnical Engineer Job Description

Geotechnical Engineer Job Description

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Geotechnical engineer provides geotechnical engineering recommendations regarding (but not limited to) soil and rock engineering parameters, soil liquefaction assessments, seismic analysis, frost issues, soil dynamic parameters and site development and pavement design.

Geotechnical Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Preparation of geotechnical/foundations engineering analyses and reports on the following classes of design projects
Execute geotechnical project assignments including, engineering analysis, report preparation, field exploration and laboratory services
Tertiary qualifications in Geotechnical Engineering/Engineering Geology
Working alongside the Geotechnical Team Leader to oversee inputs of more junior staff to the planning investigation, design, construction and post construction monitoring of geotechnical aspects of projects
Interpretation and verification of ground investigation data and development of geotechnical design parameters
Production ground investigation reports and geotechnical design reports in accordance with EC7
Liaison with other project team members to develop best-value engineering designs
Undertaking geotechnical analyses and producting calculation packages, specifications and drawings
0 – 2 years of geotechnical engineering experience
Develop and review specifications and plan notes related to geotechnical design elements

Geotechnical Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Geotechnical Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: EIT, HAZWOPER, OSHA, E.I.T, RPEQ, CCIL, FE/EIT, FE, UKOG, BOSIET

Education for Geotechnical Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the geotechnical engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geology, Graduate, Geological Engineering, Science, Design, Foundation, Management, Environmental Engineering

Skills for Geotechnical Engineer

Desired skills for geotechnical engineer include:

Geotechnical engineering
Geotechnical analysis and laboratory testing of soil
Principles and practices of Civil
Rock mechanics
Soil mechanics
Hydrologic Engineering

Desired experience for geotechnical engineer includes:

Inspection of test borings, test pits, subgrade, drilled and driven piles, support of excavation systems, and underpinning
Concrete sampling and testing, field moisture content, slump tests, concrete air content, collection of concrete cube or cylinder sample, supervision of concrete placement, and construction quality inspection
Field supervision of drilling, testing and data collection activity for the above projects
Direct client contact relating to sales, proposals, contracts
Perform field and laboratory testing services and analyze data and findings
Registration as Professional Civil Engineer in Ohio or E.I.T

Geotechnical Engineer Examples


Geotechnical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of geotechnical engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for geotechnical engineer
  • Experience of geotechnical project management and delivery on a range of projects
  • Competent with providing direction to field subcontractors for the delivery of geotechnical investigations
  • Competent in report writing and managing the delivery of geotechnical reports
  • Experience with finite element analysis and associated geotechnical software, whilst preferable is not essential
  • Lead/manage geotechnical investigations and assessments
  • Conduct geotechnical field investigations and monitoring of construction activities
  • Analyze and prepare recommendations and reports for projects relating to foundation design, slope stability, road structure design, dikes and dams, materials testing, and other geotechnical related projects
  • Geotechnical calculations, drawings, specifications, reports and other project documentation as required in line with company and client requirements national standards and codes of practice
  • Conduct in-depth engineering analysis, investigations and calculations
  • Lead a team initially comprising a field geologist and geotechnical assistant, with intent to expand
Qualifications for geotechnical engineer
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience desired (will train the right candidate)
  • Ability to perform basic project management and to meet business goals
  • Registration as PE is required, or ability to become registered within 1 year
  • Undertaking desk studies, design of ground investigations, compilation of ground investigation tender documentation and contract administration
  • Site supervision on ground investigation fieldworks and liaison with ground investigation contractors
  • Production of qualitative and quantitative geo-environmental risk assessments

Geotechnical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of geotechnical engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for geotechnical engineer
  • The staff geotechnical engineer will also assist with processing field data, performing geotechnical analyses, report and drawing preparation, and will assist in preparation of engineering proposals
  • Duties may include task management of geotechnical engineering teams
  • Work with other geotechnical staff to provide services for current and prospective clients, and actively participate in local and regional collaborative opportunities
  • Perform geotechnical analyses including slope stability, seepage, settlement, and seismic
  • Conduct field exploration, collect samples, analyze data and review geotechnical samples for laboratory testing Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member
  • Developing geotechnical analytical models using software such as Plaxis, Wallap and Repute to design foundations and embedded walls
  • Provide our laboratory manager with geotechnical support
  • Plan and provide guidance and overall assistance for complex geotechnical engineering projects including deep foundation analysis and design of drilled shafts, driven and auger-cast piles, and mat foundations
  • Provide our laboratory staff with geotechnical support
  • 2+ years’ experience in Geotechnical Engineering (ideally within a consulting environment)
Qualifications for geotechnical engineer
  • Chartered engineer or geologist (or working towards Chartership)
  • Good communication, report writing, team working and problem solving skills
  • Innovative in the application of your technical skills
  • Confident personality, with the ability to liaise with clients and supervise contractors
  • Can-do attitude when tackling any challenge
  • Able to work individually, but with an awareness of the importance of personal flexibility in a team working environment

Geotechnical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of geotechnical engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for geotechnical engineer
  • Review boring logs, laboratory data and design plans for a variety of geotechnical tasks such as slope stability, settlement analysis, construction recommendations
  • Prepare drawings, specifications, and foundation reports for geotechnical projects, and also be expected to coordinate with project managers to implement measures to successfully meet all project goals and objectives
  • Physically able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Acting as the Technical Lead/Task Lead on projects ranging in complexity, both to the project team and to clients.This will include managing and leading site investigations (UK and abroad), analysis and interpretation of data in accordance with the scope and technical standards and/or statutory requirements
  • Performing independent Technical Reviews and authorising issue of deliverables
  • Developing, negotiating, approving and proactively monitoring scopes, budgets and schedules throughout the project life cycle
  • Active involvement with clients, marketing and business development
  • Ability to assist in delivering bids and proposals including development of value propositions, commercial understanding, risk management, and resource management
  • Proven ability in logging soils and rock to Australian Standards
  • Exposure to Australian specifications will be highly regarded
Qualifications for geotechnical engineer
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering plus 1 year of experience required
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil or Geological Engineering plus 1 year of experience preferred
  • Knowledge of geotechnical investigation techniques and laboratory testing procedures preferred
  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or Microstation preferred
  • Experience with geotechnical software
  • Applicant to be a Geotechnical Engineer with a proven technical, commercial and project management track record

Geotechnical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a geotechnical engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for geotechnical engineer
  • Ground investigation design and implementation
  • Overseeing and participating in the resolution of technical issues
  • Complying with relevant Health and Safety regulations and company practice promoting a culture of safety within the team
  • Managing selected projects or components of projects and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications
  • Providing technical input to projects and technical advice to project team members
  • Building relationships with clients on projects
  • Participate in site visits, meetings, to determine priorities in roadway materials issues
  • Field data analysis and interpretation, report writing, computer analysis and modeling
  • Assignments may involve travel and periods of time away from the home office
  • Working in collaboration with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design
Qualifications for geotechnical engineer
  • A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally MSc or equivalent) , at or approaching Chartered status
  • Reinforced/Unreinforced Soil Slopes
  • Reinforced Earth Walls
  • Foundations Design-Shallow Foundations and Deep Foundations (Pile & Well Foundations)
  • High Embankment Design -Soil and Rock-fill Embankments
  • Review of Geotechnical Investigation Reports

Geotechnical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of geotechnical engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for geotechnical engineer
  • Be involved in the budget preparation activities for the geotechnical team which include ground management review of proposed business plan and highlight possible cost implications such as increased ground support and ground monitoring
  • Assess geotechnical risks and develop mitigation plans
  • Manage projects from start to finish within budget and on time
  • Produce clear and concise written technical reports
  • Attend site inspections and provide onsite recommendation
  • Projects may include work on dams, levees, and foundations
  • Design of foundations
  • This position will involve managing a variety of projects simultaneously, providing technical expertise and experience on other related projects
  • Assist in developing subsurface investigation programs by preparing subsurface investigation specifications, selecting project soil boring locations, interfacing with drilling contractors, assigning laboratory testing based upon soil sample classification, and interpreting laboratory test results
  • Perform all duties commensurate with the role of Engineer to meet project objectives
Qualifications for geotechnical engineer
  • Gabion Gravity Structures for River Longitudinal and Transverse works
  • Exposure to Shotcrete Reinforced Fibre concrete in tunnel lining
  • Geotechnical Engineering designs of reinforced/unreinforced soil slopes reinforced Earth Walls
  • Preparing detailed drawings and BOQ
  • Determining and designing the type of foundations, earthworks, and/or pavement sub-grade required for the intended man-made structures to be built
  • Designing of foundations for structures such as bridges where the soil conditions do not allow code-based design

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