• Title
    Project Geotechnical / Civil / Environmental Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Geotechnical
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a multi-talented Geotechnical Engineer who is also skilled and interested in working on civil and environmental work. The Wood Portland, Maine Office is a multi-disciplinary science/engineering/architecture team of 150+ staff that offers the opportunity to work on technically challenging projects for a wide range of clients throughout the US.


    Key Responsibilities


    The ideal candidate will have a solid background in geotechnical, civil, and environmental engineering as well as excellent interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and will be a proactive problem solver. This position offers the opportunity to work with, learn from, and be mentored by senior engineering staff while executing the following roles/responsibilities:


    • Conduct evaluation and design-related tasks including: slope stability analyses; settlement and bearing capacity evaluations for shallow and deep foundations and surcharges, permanent and temporary excavation support measures, and landfill caps; seepage and piping evaluations; and vertical hydraulic barriers
    • Plan, conduct, and implement geotechnical and environmental field investigations, including directing drilling and excavation contractors
    • Monitor and oversee drilling, earthwork, and construction activities
    • Prepare construction field reports and internal correspondence
    • Analyze and interpret environmental data and prepare routine monitoring reports
    • Travel for both short-term and long-term field assignments to monitor construction, meet clients, and/or visit sites in support of design and construction
    • Review, evaluate, and compile field and laboratory data, and conduct engineering evaluations for design of geotechnical, civil, environmental construction projects
    • Prepare geotechnical investigation reports in support of design and construction projects
    • Prepare design drawings and specifications, bidding documents, and construction summary documents

    Skills / Qualifications

    Basic/Required Qualifications


    • BS in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
    • 2 to 7 years of engineering, design or construction experience with a focus on environmental applications in site remediation, wastewater treatment, or similar
    • Experience overseeing geotechnical field investigations including working with geotechnical and/or environmental drilling contractors, conducting test pits, collecting soil samples, and completing boring and test pit records
    • Understanding of means and methods associated with geotechnical analysis such as laboratory analysis of soil properties, settlement, slope stability, compaction, or similar calculations
    • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Strong organizational abilities
    • Demonstrated professional judgment, consistency and attention to detail
    • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites, often outside of New England - Anticipated travel expected to be less than 20% overnight travel; however, extended travel up to two weeks is possible at times
    • Adaptability and willingness to adjust to client and office needs
    • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours if required
    • Willingness to accept responsibility and support a wide variety of tasks
    • Strong dedication to maintaining a safe work environment and promoting company safety culture
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Self-starter and avid learner
    • Must be a US citizen
    • Must pass drug test, physical, and background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

    Beneficial Qualifications


    • MS in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
    • Professional Engineer registration
    • Construction inspection/oversight experience
    • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training
    • Experience with civil engineering designs including preparation of plans and specifications and design of stormwater facilities and environmental permitting
    • Experience with environmental remediation design or construction projects
    • AutoCAD Civil3D knowledge for developing surface models and earthwork quantities 

    Physical Demands


    • Field activities may require working in unfavorable weather conditions
    • May lift equipment and carry laboratory samples which require the ability to lift up to 40 pounds

    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.


    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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