Geotechnical Engineer

Jacobs Engineering Portland , OR 97228

Posted 3 months ago

Support the geotechnical design of projects in the Pacific Northwest and across North America, with a hand in transforming tomorrow.

As a Geotechnical Engineer, you will work with our growing geotechnical practice consisting of close to 100 geotechnical engineers in over 15 offices in North America supporting a wide variety of civil infrastructure projects. You will have the opportunity to follow projects from the conceptual phase through to the construction phase, working on traditional design-bid-build as well as design-build projects. While working with us, you will be expected to be self-motivated and a self-starter, a strong communicator, as well as demonstrate a strong technical knowledge of the principles of soil mechanics, geotechnical design, and be able to effectively collaborate and work with a team of other engineers. If you have these qualities and join our team, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Travel to and work in locations both within the USA and around the world supporting projects small and large.

  • Work with and under the supervision of some of the highest-quality geotechnical engineers in the United States.

  • Participate in field assignments that will include observation of explorations (soil and rock borings, test pits, CPT soundings, geophysical testing); installation of geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring; and inspection and construction of geotechnical structures (earth retaining structures, deep foundations, dams, tunnels, and shallow foundations).

  • Analyze field logs, laboratory and field testing results, and use your knowledge and judgement to work with senior geotechnical engineers in selecting geotechnical design parameters.

  • Design shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, ground improvement, embankments, cut slopes, and other geotechnical structures. Perform seismic hazard analyses, including site-response studies, liquefaction evaluations, seismic slope stability evaluations, etc.

  • Prepare clear and well-organized calculation packages, as well as document the results of the calculations in well-written, clear, and concise technical memorandums, technical reports, data reports and baseline reports. Use computer programs including Settle3D, Slide, APile, Unipile, LPILE, Shaft, FB-MultiPier, DeepXcav, GRLWeap, FLAC, PLAXIS, gINT, SNAP2 and MathCAD to complete engineering analysis.

  • Prepare design drawings and construction specifications, and review construction submittals for compliance with contract requirements and design assumptions.

  • Work in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams across North America and the world, sharing technical knowledge across geographical boundaries to foster innovative project solutions.

  • 0-4 years of experience

  • BS in Civil Engineering

  • MS in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering

  • Graduate-level course work supporting a strong technical knowledge of the principles of soil mechanics and geotechnical design

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • EIT (will be required to obtain within 1 year)

  • Knowledge of computer programs for geotechnical analysis

  • Thesis-based MS degree

  • Experience with geotechnical site characterization, deep foundation and earth retaining structure design, and seismic evaluations will contribute to your success

  • The ideal candidate will have a wide breadth of practical geotechnical knowledge, field exploration and geotechnical design experience, and the desire to grow personally as well as professionally

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