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Job Description

  Effectively investigating, assessing, evaluating, and monitoring the suitability, risks and properties of site ground conditions is a crucial part of successful project delivery. Our team in Hilton Head, SC is looking for a Geotechnical Engineer to provide Geotechnical and Civil Engineering services for our Residential, Commercial, Municipal, Federal, Maritime, and Transportation clients. Specific responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Provide construction oversight for engineered fill, concrete, pavement
  • Perform and/or manage geotechnical lab testing including grain size analysis/hydrometer, Atterberg limits, moisture content, maximum dry density
  • Manage all aspects of geotechnical project coordination and client coordination
  • Conduct geotechnical engineering evaluations and calculations including, but not limited to, design for retaining walls, shallow and deep foundations, slope stability, pavements and slabs-on-grade
  • Perform seismic related geotechnical engineering analyses
  • Prepare routine correspondence, data and evaluation reports, standardized documents and work plans for internal and client review
  • Oversight of contractors in the field

 For success in this position, you will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering or relevant field of study
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license is a plus
  • 4-8 years of geotechnical engineering experience; Project Management experience desired
  • Nuclear density gauge testing experience
  • Geotechnical lab experience (Atterberg Limits, proctors, grain size analysis, hydrometer, moisture content) highly desired
  • QA/QC construction oversight experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work both within a team and independently
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time both locally and regionally with some overnight travel

 Our commitment to youFostering gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working is central to the way GHD does business. We offer a professional, friendly and inclusive culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity. In addition to a competitive salary, GHD provides attractive career options including professional development via our GHD Business School, additional leave, and family-friendly flexible work arrangements. Why GHD?Be a part of a high functioning team, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion and professional pride that comes from being employee owned. This ownership is what sets us apart and means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in their roles. It helps drive our passion and accountability in how we serve our clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities. So, do you have what it takes: passion, collaboration, imagination and values that match our own? About GHDAs one of the world’s leading professional services companies, GHD delivers iconic projects that shape our landscapes, support our communities and set the path of our collective future. To do this, we actively seek and nurture the very best people in their respective fields to join our team of over 10,000 professionals operating in the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. In return, we offer remarkable career shaping opportunities to extend your skills and gain global experience. If you are passionate about pursuing this position, please submit your resume and cover letter via the link above. As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status. This position does not provide visa sponsorship. #LI-JK1