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Stantec Geotechnical Engineer-in-Training in Houston, Texas

Geotechnical Engineer-in-Training - ( 210000A4 )


We are currently looking to add a full time Civil/Geotechnical Engineer to the Power & Dams Group in our Denver, Sacramento, Portland, Bellevue, or Houston office. If working on the most challenging water and natural resources projects around the world, building on your talents through a premier knowledge-sharing culture, and connecting across borders with some of the world’s top talent appeals to you, join us.

Your Opportunity

The successful candidate will work on challenging and diverse tasks for dams and hydroelectric projects, conveyance tunnels, and water resource projects for a variety of domestic and international clients. The successful candidate will be working in conjunction with other engineers and geologists on multi-discipline teams to support project activities through the application of engineering and geologic principles and techniques. The successful candidate should be able to work independently and with small and large teams to apply critical thinking skills to solve technical issues and develop project-specific solutions. The position will require travel to project sites and will provide stimulating career growth opportunities.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Follow safe work practices and adhere to company guidelines for planning and executing work in a safe manner.

  • Work in conjunction with engineers and geologists to solve project challenges, performing design calculations as required.

  • Assist with feasibility studies by conducting research to assess issues and develop solutions.

  • Conduct field inspections; observe and participate in field exploration and testing programs; and perform site characterizations and evaluate geotechnical hazards under the supervision of more senior engineers/geologists.

  • Select criteria for planning, design, and construction of dams, tunnels, caverns, foundations, slopes, and earth-retaining structures.

  • Assess subsurface conditions, including soil and rock properties and geomechanical conditions, including review and interpretation of field maps, field logs, test data, and other field documentation.

  • Evaluate field and laboratory test data and develop parameters for use in technical analyses.

  • Conduct numerical analysis using programs such as DIPS, UNWEDGE, SWEDGE, UDEC, FLAC, Plaxis, Phase2, SEEP/W and SLOPE/W under the supervision of others.

  • Develop familiarity with regulatory agency requirements, technical design standards, and industry standards and guidelines.

  • Prepare technical reports including geotechnical data reports, geotechnical baseline reports, field reports, technical memoranda, computation packages, feasibility reports, design and evaluation reports, construction drawings, and specifications.

  • Provide field engineering support for projects during construction.

  • Participate in professional development and training activities.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Working knowledge of the principles of civil/geotechnical or geological engineering. Previous exposure to soft soil mechanics and seismic topics is a plus.

  • Willing and able to travel, both nationally and internationally, to conduct field investigation or construction quality oversight type work.

  • Some exposure to or knowledge of numerical modeling and finite element analysis, and computer aided design drafting.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint software.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Sound organizational, technical, written, and oral communication skills with attention to detail.

  • Prior engineering internship experience working in a consulting capacity is a plus.

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from an accredited university is required. Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Geotechnical Engineering is preferred.

  • EIT required, with commitment to obtain registration as a Professional Engineer in Colorado within one (1) year.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-Colorado-Denver

Other Locations : United States-Washington-Bellevue, United States-Texas-Houston, United States-Oregon-Portland, United States-California-Sacramento

Job : Civil Engineer

Organization : BC-2242 Power & Dams-US West

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 29, 2021, 8:16:28 AM

Req ID: 210000A4

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