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Stantec Tunnel Engineer in WALNUT CREEK, California

Tunnel Engineer - ( 2100025D )


Many of the world’s top engineers and scientists come together in our Water business because they view a community’s interaction with water a bit differently—as a single holistic system, rather than unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. Working throughout the hydrologic cycle, we are delivering sustainable solutions to make sure water is where it should be and available when needed. Our experts guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. Every day, we help communities improve, reuse, and protect this precious resource for future generations. By 2025 we’re hiring 2,000 people (like you) to join our team. Grow with us, H2O+U.

Your Opportunity

As a Tunnel Engineer based out of one of our trenchless and tunnel offices such as the Walnut Creek, CA office, you will work independently on smaller projects and as a team member of larger projects. You should be able to evaluate, select, specify, and engineer tunnel and trenchless projects. Work will include a variety of complex tasks such as calculations, construction support, development of contract documents, and coordination of tasks and personnel. The projects assigned may be complex, broad, varied and diverse in scope. You will design proposed projects to ensure reliability, efficiency, constructability, and cost-effectiveness and may also participate in the construction phase of projects.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Work on multiple projects and be responsible for individual tasks on complex projects.

  • Perform more complex engineering design tasks on assigned projects under supervision of the Project Technical Lead or Project Manager, including engineering drawings, calculations, engineering reports, specifications, presentations, and various contract documents.

  • Engage in design development through sketches and diagrams developed through coordination and communication with our CAD and graphics teams.

  • Prepare and revise documentation and drawings in various project phases including design reports, schedules, drawings, details, calculations, and construction cost estimates.

  • Participate in project coordination meetings with internal and external team members, potentially including Owners, Clients, and Contractors.

  • Coordinate regularly and effectively with other team members while working on projects; complete tasks and delegate specific project tasks to other team members as appropriate.

  • Assist senior engineers/designers in terms of production of deliverables and through developing and managing portions of the project scope, budget, staffing and schedule as needed.

  • Participate in constructability reviews.

  • Conduct and/or coordinate quality assurance and quality control activities.

  • Assist in the development of new standards and specifications for the discipline.

  • Prepare portions of engineering project proposals, change orders, project descriptions, and other documents.

  • Help develop more junior staff through a willingness to communicate and mentor.

  • Support the project team in providing services during construction that can include submittal reviews, responses to requests for information and contract document clarifications.


Your Capabilities and Credentials.

The ideal candidate is:

  • A self-starter who is innovative and enjoys working in a collaborative environment.

  • A strong communicator with willingness to frequently participate and collaborate in a team setting and to engage in creative and critical thought.

  • An Experienced tunnel and/or trenchless designer. Additionally, construction experience would be a plus.

  • Familiar with relevant areas of tunnel and trenchless design.

  • Organized and has excellent time management skills.

  • Able to effectively discuss project issues with clients and reviewing agencies.

  • Familiar with the primary phases of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.

  • Knowledgeable of tunnel and trenchless means and methods, materials, and industry standards.

  • Is proficient in Microsoft Office, as well as relevant specialized design software packages. Familiarity with relevant computational modeling software is a plus.

  • Able to solve complex problems using sound professional judgment, creativity, and innovation.

  • Able to check the work of others for accuracy and completeness and manage time to meet project budget and schedule.

  • Interested in developing marketing and proposal skills and presentation skills.

  • Able to travel for design or construction tunnel or trenchless roles.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Geological Engineering & Licensed Professional Engineer (PE or PEng) or ability to obtain a license within 6 months of hire. A post graduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology or Structural Engineering is preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in tunnel or trenchless design or construction activities and related geotechnical or structural engineering input. Additional experience is preferred.

Typical office environment working with computers and working at a desk for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

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-California-Walnut Creek

Job : Civil Engineer

Organization : BC-1755 Water-US South

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Oct 15, 2021, 6:54:46 AM

Req ID: 2100025D

Vaccine Policy: Beginning December 8, 2021, Stantec requires North America employees in many positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom a reasonable accommodation has been granted because a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, as required by law.

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