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Geotechnical Engineer

Company: WSP
Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Geotechnical Engineer
Req ID 12693
Geotechnical Engineer
Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We're looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
Our Business
We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.
As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Geotechnical Engineer for our Tucson office. The following locations will also be considered: Reno . Be involved in projects with our Mine Engineering and Stability Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.
Your Impact

  • Determine well-defined methods for collecting, compiling, and analyzing data from the physical work site, soil/water/rock samples, surveys, GIS data, maps, hydrologic analysis, geotechnical data, and other matrices for project development, design, and implementation.

  • Managing and executing a wide variety of mine stability geotechnical engineering projects, including geotechnical field investigations, laboratory testing programs, data interpretation, and geotechnical analysis.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in geotechnical modeling software and programing languages

  • Develop or incorporate advanced modeling techniques, concept development, design requirements, and operating strategies to account for the safety and functionality of end-users, transportation systems, structures, and the incorporation of future-ready solutions with geotechnical engineering design standards.

  • Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, accurate reports, sketches, calculations, and illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of data, findings, or analyses.

  • Provide guidance and training to entry-level geotechnical engineers.

  • Prepare technical reports and presentations that explain design work packages in response to client needs.

  • Assist in the analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of data obtained during field investigations, offering input with developing action plans for moderate- to high-level risk mitigation activities.

  • Prepare and implement site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).

  • Comply with regulatory requirements pertaining to the data integrity, documentation, procedures, training, monitoring systems, and record compliance and retention.

  • Remain current in latest geotechnical engineering techniques and practices.

  • Work collaboratively with other engineers on large, complex and/or multidisciplinary projects.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

    Who You Are
    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering, or closely related discipline.

    • 5 to 7 years of relevant post education experience in engineering and prior geotechnical design experience.

    • Proficient demonstrated knowledge of geotechnical engineering including: evaluating slope stability, seismic engineering, retaining wall design, earth retention, rock mechanics, ground improvement techniques, support of excavation, dewatering, design/build, and the application to permitting and project work-related issues.

    • Proficient understanding of the disciplines of rock and soil mechanics to perform mine stability analysis of both surface and underground mining operations.

    • Ability to make technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.

    • Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including scoping, and tracking hours and expenses for project work.

    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

    • Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

    • Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.

    • Developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.

    • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

    • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

    • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Master's Degree in Engineering.

      • Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.

      • Experience managing small to mid-size projects.#LI-BJ1

        Additional Requirements

        • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

          Additional Details

          • Travel Required: 30%

          • Job Status: Regular

          • Employee Type: Full

          • Primary Location: TUCSON - N CHURCH AVE

          • All locations: US-AZ-Tucson, US-NV-Reno

            About WSP
            WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
            WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.
            At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
            WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
            The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Keywords: WSP, Tucson , Geotechnical Engineer, Engineering , Tucson, Arizona

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