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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
US-FL-West Palm Beach
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Geotechnical
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our South Florida, FL team. The candidate will support and manage projects in the southeast US, to provide civil/geotechnical engineering services for transportation, infrastructure, water resources and mining related projects. The candidate will perform project management duties including marketing, proposal preparation, project execution, staff coordination, financial performance and quality control.


Key Responsibilities


Provide civil/geotechnical engineering and project management and be responsible for delivering geotechnical, civil and environmental projects to Wood’s public and private sector clients.


  • Typical projects include site investigation, dams and levees design & inspection, mining infrastructure and tailings pond design, transportation, utilities and other civil works projects
  • Knowledge and experience with FDOT and SFWMD is desired
  • Supervise and lead civil/geotechnical investigation and design activities from proposal to deliverables
  • Project and budget management including resource management and quality oversight
  • Technical management of multi-discipline projects, coordinating project teams, and ensuring the technical quality of deliverables
  • Collaboration and participation in technical discussions with Wood team members
  • Business Development and client management
  • Management of project financial performance

Skills / Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
  • 10 years+ experience in geotechnical investigation and design, preferably in the water resource and transportation
  • Strong academic background and solid understanding of soil mechanics and local Florida soils and geology
  • Currently registered or immediately eligible for registration as a PE in Florida
  • Diverse experience in the following areas highly desired:
    • Earth dams and levees
    • Mining (tailings management and dam design, hydraulic structures, etc.)
    • Site Closure and Construction QAQC
    • Department of Transportation
  • Experience with drilling, field investigations, and laboratory testing
  • Good communication, report writing, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Superior time management, planning and ability to interact with clients
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proficiency with SLOPE/W & SEEP/W a plus but not required
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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