• Staff Geotechnical Engineer

    Location US-Anchorage, AK
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/11/2018 12:19 PM)
    Job ID
    Area of Interest
    EN - Geotechnical Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics
    Job Type
    Full Time
    # of Positions
    Education (Minimum)
    Bachelors Degree
    Experience (Years)
  • Job Responsibilities

    Golder Associates is a respected, employee-owned, global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment, and energy to various client sectors including Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Power, Transportation, and more. From 180 offices worldwide, our more than 8,000 employees work with clients to manage their environmental and engineering activities in a technically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible manner.


    An opportunity now exists for a Staff Geotechnical Engineer to join our Anchorage team. The focus of the work includes developing and conducting geotechnical field investigation programs, geotechnical engineering analysis, and reporting.  The successful candidate will work closely with our Alaska geotechnical group that specializes in permafrost related geotechnical engineering aspects, rock mechanics, and fundamental geotechnical engineering applications.


    You will be expected to have regular interaction with clients in our public infrastructure sector and oil and gas sector.  Project management oversight capability is desirable, however, not required.  The position will require travel and work at remote locations in Alaska and other areas as needed to meet project requirements.


    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with experienced teams in executing geotechnical investigations in frozen and unfrozen ground, and perform shallow and deep foundation engineering analysis.


    The major focus and responsibilities of this position include:


    • Contributing to projects as a team member and/or team leader, developing business relationships, communicating with the client(s)
    • Developing and implementing geotechnical field investigations and laboratory testing programs
    • Assisting with and/ or carrying out various data analyses
    • Assisting with various field activities, including assessment and analysis of geotechnical conditions and leading geotechnical investigations
    • Working with or supervising field technicians and (earthwork and drilling) subcontractors
    • Developing technical skills and sharing these skills with other members of the project team
    • Developing project management skills appropriate to your level and background
    • Compilation of data, interpreting laboratory results, and analyzing soil-foundation interaction
    • Writing technical reports
    • Completing other tasks as assigned by project managers
    • Undertaking assignments that may involve travel and periods of time away from home office
    • Passenger vehicle driving will be required for some services

    Job Requirements

    It is preferred that qualified candidates have a master’s degree from an ABET accredited university in geotechnical or civil engineering with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering.  It is required that qualified candidates have, at minimum, an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from an ABET accredited university.  A minimum of 3 years post-graduate degree geotechnical engineering experience is required if you hold a masters degree.  A minimum of 5 years post-bachelors geotechnical engineering experience is required if you hold an undergraduate degree.  At this time, at least 6 months of field experience conducting geotechnical site investigations with subsurface soil exploration methods is required.  Soil geotechnical experience and career interest is required.  Applicable training or experience in cold regions and/or permafrost regions is preferred.  Experience with soil and/or rock specimen laboratory testing programs for index and strength properties is desired.


    Professional engineer registration is preferred.  Successful candidates must demonstrate ability to obtain Alaska Professional Engineer registration within 18 months of hire date.


    Additional required skills/expertise includes working proficiency with:

    • Computer based deep foundation axial and lateral capacity software
    • Computer based slope stability software
    • Microsoft Office Word and Excel

    Successful candidates may be requested to demonstrate software skills as a condition of offer.


    The candidate must be eligible for employment status in the United States and possess a valid United States drivers license.  In addition, the candidate must have a professional work ethic, interact well with the public, have excellent teamwork skills, and pass a pre-employment physical including drug screen and background check.  The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with verbal and written proficiency in English.


    Our Staff Benefits include:

    • Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth
    • Employee mentoring program
    • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
    • An option to purchase shares in Golder Associates, an employee owned company


    Additional Information

    At Golder Associates, we strive to be the most respected global group specializing in ground engineering and environmental services. Employee-owned since our formation in 1960, we created a unique culture with pride in ownership, resulting in long-term organizational stability. Our professionals take the time to build an understanding of our clients’ needs and of the specific environments in which they operate. Golder has experienced steady growth in the number of people we employ and our technical capabilities. We now employ over 8,000 people who operate from more than 180 offices across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

    Golder Associates Statement

    Golder Associates Inc. is a drug free employer and undertakes drug and alcohol testing as allowed by law and pursuant to its Drug Free Workplace Policy.    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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