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Job Description

SummaryThis is a full-time position as a geotechnical Designer supporting the Geoscience group.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Perform geotechnical engineering for infrastructure, buildings, and development.
  • Observe, sample, and classify subsurface conditions for soil, rock, and permafrost at locations across Alaska supervising a drill rig or excavator.
  • Write and prepare documentation for geotechnical engineering and data reports.
  • Interpret laboratory test data for use in engineering analyses.
  • Performs engineering analyses for site/road development, foundation design, slope stability, and seismic hazards.
  • May provide on-site construction inspection of soils and foundations and assist in laboratory testing.
  • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in all work tasks.
  • Follows DOWL’s safety program and maintain a safe work environment at the office and in the field.
  • Follows DOWL’s Operational Excellence program to maintain a high standard for deliverables and engineering calculations.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 QualificationsTo be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil or Geological Engineering, ABET accredited or the requisite years of progressive engineering experience and educational study, as prescribed by the local jurisdiction, to be eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam
  • Masters in Geotechnical Engineering (MS, ME) is desired
  • Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) with EI/EIT certificate
  • 0 to 5 years of geotechnical engineering experience
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record

  Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities   

  • Experience with geotechnical drilling and field investigations, geotechnical engineering analysis, construction observation of piles, earthwork, and rock slopes, and report writing are desired.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel. Experience with specialized engineering software such as gINT, SLOPE/W, Settle3D, Dips, Swedge, or LPILE/APILE/All-Pile preferred.
  • Experience using GIS and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D are desired.
  • A sound understanding of soil/rock mechanics, laboratory testing, permafrost conditions, and design of foundations, embankments/slopes, and retaining structures are desired
  • Basic knowledge of geology and geologic features is required. The ability to travel and work in remote areas under adverse conditions is required.  
  • Mathematical skills including geometry, trigonometry, probability and statistics, fractions, percentages, and ratios are fundamental and required.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals or ASTM procedures. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to clients, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to prioritize special projects and daily workload to ensure that all work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.

  Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs frequently. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.On occasion, must have the ability to work at remotes sites. Ability to walk and hike through rough terrain, snow, and ice; fly on airlines or small chartered aircraft; dig with shovel or digging bars; routinely lift between 30 & 50 pounds. Ability to supervise the operation of drill rigs. Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)