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GeoStructural Engineer in Washington, DC at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

GEI Consultants, Inc. is a leading consulting engineering and environmental firm ranked #92 in the ENR top 500 (2018). We serve hundreds of government, energy, industry and institutional clients, and have completed 50,000 project engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries.

GEI, a privately held employee owned company, was founded nearly 50 years ago by five engineering pioneers. GEI now consists of over 800 employees in multiple offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our technical experts are involved in dozens of specialty services emanating from our core solutions in water, energy, buildings, infrastructure and industrial. Our technical experts are some of the most innovative and leading subject matter experts in their respective fields. We continue to grow and expand in our solutions, expertise and geography to ensure we can continue providing valuable solutions to our clients.

Our culture is one where we encourage employees to respectfully and thoughtfully challenge current practices for continual improvement. We believe this constructive engagement helps us evolve in an ever-changing business environment and will strengthen our organization in the future. Our practices reflect our commitment to a collaborative teaming approach, encouraging diverse perspectives which lead to innovation and value added solutions that fuel our success. Our committed employees work hard for our clients and in support of one another. In return we invest in a culture with engaging learning and career development opportunities, a competitive total rewards package, recognition, and the opportunity for some fun along the way.

Job Description

GEI Consultants, Inc. is seeking an entry level Civil/Geotechnical Engineer to join our Washington D.C. office. Under supervision of more senior staff, this individual will provide support to ongoing field and engineering design efforts. Field activities will include coordination and documentation of geotechnical and environmental soil borings; installation of wells and geotechnical instrumentation; collection of groundwater, sediment, and soil samples; and oversight and documentation during construction. This individual will also provide support to ongoing design efforts that include preparation of design documents for foundations and excavations support systems; ground improvement; instrumentation; and environmental work. Projects include private developments, public infrastructure work, maritime, and others and typically include shallow and deep foundations, ground improvement, earth retention systems, and geotechnical instrumentation.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

The desired civil design skills include construction observation/ management, geotechnical and structural design, instrumentation design and interpretation, and technical specification support. Familiarity with basic excavation support design and foundation design is a plus. Other responsibilities include performing or preparing:

  • Support site investigations and site assessments including soil borings and testing, environmental sampling, and technical oversight of subcontractors.
  • Coordination and interpretation of lab tests.
  • Engineering analysis and calculations.
  • Preparation of technical memos, reports, and construction specifications.
  • Field observation of construction activities.
  • Design and modification of drawings using AutoCad.
  • This position has a field component, so travel is required. Candidates should be prepared to work in inclement conditions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Civil, Geotechnical or Geological Engineering; M.S. is a plus.
  • E.I.T. is a plus
  • 0-2 years of previous professional experience in civil/geotechnical/environmental engineering and consulting; knowledge and familiarity with engineering design processes.
  • Excellent technical report writing and communication skills.
  • Experience with spatial analysis and visualization software such as CAD, Civil 3D, and GIS.
  • Experience with geotechnical design software.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed.
  • Willingness and ability to perform field tasks and oversight.
  • 40 hr. HAZWOPER is a plus.
  • Valid U.S. driver s license.

Benefits

  • Market-Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More
  • Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • 401(k) and GEI-Funded Profit Sharing
  • And More…

Physical Job Requirements

Sedentary

X

Light

Medium

Other

Activity Level Throughout Workday

Physical Activity Requirements

Occasional

(0-35% of day)

Frequent

(33-66% of day)

Continuous

(67-100% of day)

Not Applicable

Sitting

X

Standing

X

Walking

X

Climbing

X

Lifting (floor to waist level) (in pounds)

0-30lbs

Lifting (waist level and above) (in pounds)

0-10 lbs

Carrying objects

X

Push/pull

X

Twisting

X

Bending

X

Reaching forward

X

Reaching overhead

X

Squat/kneel/crawl

X

Wrist position deviation

X

Pinching/fine motor skills

X

Keyboard use/repetitive motion

X

Taste or smell (taste=never)

X

Talk or hear

X

Accurate 20/40

Very Accurate 20/20

Not Applicable

Near Vision

X

Far Vision

X

Yes

No

Not Applicable

Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X

Sensory Requirements

Minimal

Moderate

Accurate

Not Applicable

Depth perception

X

Hearing

X

Environmental Requirements

Occupational Exposure Risk Potential

Reasonably Anticipated

Not Anticipated

Blood borne pathogens

X

Chemical

X

Airborne communicable diseases

X

Extreme temperatures

X

Radiation

X

Uneven surfaces or elevations

X

Extreme noise levels

X

Dust/particular matter

X

Other (exposure risk):

Typical # of workday hours:

8

to

10

12

Other work hours

GEI is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability employer