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Job Description

Have you wondered what’s beneath the ground (or ice) in Alaska’s vast coastal and arctic environments? And how the material you find there will support interesting—even world-changing—infrastructure development? If you are an experienced geotechnical engineer with a passion for adventure, we have a role for you! Imagine yourself after a year in our growing geotechnical group supporting civil engineering projects throughout Alaska. You’ll work on a wide variety of interesting projects and state-of-the-art laboratory equipment. You will prepare geotechnical reports, produce foundation design/analysis and contract documents for marine structures, arctic structures, retaining walls, soil improvement, roads, bridges and general site civil development—all with an emphasis on foundation systems. Your logistics wizardry will be used to plan and manage geotechnical field investigations. You will conduct geotechnical and geological analyses, manage and execute design projects and budgets, and write and edit technical reports and proposals crucial to our clients’ decision making.

What You Need to Succeed in this Role:

Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering.

Registered Professional Engineer, or ability become registered in Alaska within two years.

3-5 years of relevant geotechnical engineering experience. Graduate school may be substituted for some of the work experience on a year for year basis.

Experience with primary and secondary laboratory testing.

Experience in northern foundation design and permafrost/arctic engineering, or a strong motivation to learn.

Strong oral and written English communication skills, with track record of successful communication with clients, contractors and other engineering disciplines.

Demonstrated ability to produce well-organized, clear, complete, and concise technical reports that meet the client’s needs. Candidates will be expected to submit original writing samples for review.

Ability to travel for field work in remote areas, sometimes in adverse conditions (but always with breathtaking scenery) throughout Alaska. Some travel in other parts of the U.S. and Canada is possible.

Valid U.S. driver’s license and good driving record.

Passion, enthusiasm, and boundless energy. You’ll need it to keep up with your coworkers!

PND Engineers is a 40-year Alaska-based, full-service consulting engineering firm driven by more than 100 high-caliber, hard-working professionals based in Alaska, Washington, and Texas—incredibly smart and fun people who could be your future colleagues! PND provides civil, structural, geotechnical, coastal and marine engineering, hydrology and hydraulics, construction engineering, value engineering, survey, environmental, permitting, inspection and quality assurance, and research and development services to all sectors, including local, state and federal governments, and private-sector clients.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including overtime premium, bonus and profit-sharing potential. PND is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled