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Geotechnical Engineer

Reston, VA 20171

Posted: 02/02/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 191828

Job Description

HKA Enterprises is unable to support C2C. 3rd party submissions and C2C requests will not be considered for any positions.

HKA is working on behalf of Jacobs and this role is to support Jacobs’ work through HKA.

Based out of one of our US offices (preferred location Reston, VA or WDC area), you’ll have the opportunity to work on exciting projects nationwide, participating in a variety of office and field tasks related to planning, evaluating, designing, and implementing the geotechnical aspects of environmental remedies. You’ll apply your technical experience with the support of our global geotechnical technology team. Your analytical skills will be called upon as you evaluate site conditions, determine geotechnical design data needs, assess remedial alternatives, perform engineering calculations, and develop designs. You’ll use your technical writing skills to prepare work plans, reports, and design documents, including design specifications. You’ll learn from other experienced staff who are ready to mentor you, and you’ll pass your knowledge on to others. As a junior/mid-level Engineer, you’ll be directed by Design Managers and discipline leads, but you will be called on to take ownership of assigned tasks. You’ll be juggling multiple tasks, so we’ll rely on you to prioritize effectively, keeping the big picture in mind. You may spend up to 25% to 50% of your time in the field supporting or overseeing the gathering of geotechnical and other design data. Safety will be your priority, as you contribute to “incident free” operations and maintain the highest standards of Health & Safety in everything you do.

Job Requirements

Required Qualification:
1) Bachelor's degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, or other closely related engineering field
2) EIT with a commitment to obtain PE
3) Professional on-the-job experience related to geotechnical design demonstrated by design projects
4) Professional on-the-job experience writing specifications, preparing basis of design reports, and developing design drawings with drafting team members.
5) Demonstrated knowledge of geotechnical and design concepts
6) Knowledge and experience with geotechnical aspects of environmental remedial actions
7) Strong writing and communication skills
8) 40-hr HAZWOPER certification or the ability to attain this certification

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or other closely related engineering field
2) Professional Engineer (PE) license
3) Knowledge of and experience with applying state and federal environmental regulations, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency Superfund program
4) Professional on-the-job experience related to planning, design, and construction of environmental remedial actions
5) Professional on-the-job experience related to performing and leading environmental field work for remediation projects, and an understanding of methodology and procedures
6) Experience working on active project sites and overseeing subcontractors or third-party construction contractors
7) Strong attention to detail when conducting remedial work and evaluating geotechnical data
8) Strong organizational skills and ability to document design decisions and action items
9) Ability to follow up on tasks and take ownership of projects
10) Ability to communicate concisely and proactively with coworkers, contractors, and clients
11) Ability to work remotely with teams located nationwide in geographically diverse locations

Additional Information

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

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