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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Company: HDR
Location: Denver
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

About U

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to support our expanding Colorado geotechnical practice. This role involves planning, organizing, and coordinating the work of entry and mid-level professionals.

Primary Duties

  • Help lead, plan, execute, and complete geotechnical tasks on assigned projects independently and collaboratively with a focus on transportation and resources projects in and around Colorado
  • Review design and construction submittals for geotechnical compliance with applicable codes, design standards, project requirements, and contract documents
  • Geotechnical investigations and design activities for projects such as roadways, retaining walls, hydraulic structures, bridges, and railroads
  • Involvement in communication with both internal and external clients
  • Geotechnical technical analyses, preparation of proposals and reports, and coordination with designers and contractors to implement recommendations on plans and in the field
  • Engage in supporting the development of the technical scope of works and fee proposals, as well as responses to RFPs related to geotechnical services
  • Participate in marketing efforts of both internal and external clients
  • Function as a Project Manager on certain projects as needed, but project management is not the sole focus of this positionCore Competencies for a successful candidate

    • Must be able to independently make decisions and recommendations that will impact a project's activities and direction
    • Be a technical leader in projects and tasks involving geotechnical engineering.
    • Be knowledgeable of today's technical standards, including but not limited to AASHTO LRFD, FHWA, etc.
    • Exhibit excellent communication skills, and ability to work collaboratively with team members and clients and demonstrate expertise in managing several complex tasks simultaneously


      Required Qualifications

      • Bachelor's degree or higher in geotechnical engineering or closely related field with a focus on soil mechanics, shallow and deep foundation engineering and earth retaining structures
      • PE required, ability to obtain Colorado PE within six (6) months of joining HDR.
      • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the general field of geotechnical engineering
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and other relevant software
      • Ability to independently support proposal preparation and generate geotechnical data/engineering reports
      • Experience with the review of other's work for compliance with project technical requirements as applied to project submittals
      • Ability to independently complete and/or coordinate analyses associated with the settlement, slope stability and embankment design, foundation design, seismic analysis, ground modification design, retaining wall design, lateral deep foundation response
      • Strong oral and written communication skills and proven ability to work in a very collaborative team environment.
      • Successful candidates will have an attitude and commitment to being active participants in our employee-owned culturePreferred Qualifications

        • Proficiency with geotechnical software including SLIDE, LPILE, and SHAFT, glNT, Slope/W, APILE, LPILE, MSEW3.0, GRLWeap, Settle3D or other equivalent software
        • The ability to develop and execute designs using spreadsheets, MATHCAD and other specialty software.
        • Demonstrated experience in the majority of the following:
        • Deep Foundations - piles and shafts - lateral Analyses
        • Shallow Foundations
        • Retaining Walls - MSE - GRS - SNW
        • Pavement Design and Rehabilitation
        • Experience in subsurface investigations
        • Field & laboratory testing and the determination of in-situ material properties
        • Soil compaction and earthwork construction
        • Soil mechanics
        • Foundation inspection and assessment
        • Landslide and slope stability evaluations
        • Bearing capacity and settlement
        • Project Management experience
        • Candidates who reside locally are preferred

          Why HDR

          At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible.When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

          We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off, parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement. The expected compensation range for this position is $114,037.00 - $162,910.00 annually/hourly depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location. (Stated benefits are for full-time regular positions. Temporary and part-time roles eligible for limited benefits.)

Keywords: HDR, Denver , Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Engineering , Denver, Colorado

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