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See Terracon’s Safety Response to Covid-19 belowJob DescriptionGeneral Responsibilities:

Come to Terracon and discover what great looks like! Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with great people and work on great projects. At Terracon, you can have the opportunity to build a career focused on rewarding and exciting projects that help the community where you live.

Geotechnical engineering is being reinvented at Terracon. Innovation is key as we look to deliver solutions to our clients like no one has ever done before. If you are ready for a change and a challenge, we want to talk with you.

At Terracon, safety is a core value. Working safely is an uncompromising commitment at all levels of the company to ensure everyone goes home safe to their family each and every day.

The Terracon office in Concord, California has an immediate opening for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer. This is a fantastic opportunity to help build a well-established and strong technical team, build and maintain client relationships, and grow our consulting engineering practice. We know that an experience Senior Geotechnical Engineer is critical for the success of the team. As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will primarily be responsible for developing and mentoring the geotechnical engineering team, ensuring project quality, conducting business development tasks, leading safety, and for the financial performance of geotechnical projects. You will supervise or monitor projects in progress in the geotechnical department to ensure that work is executed on time and in accordance with the client’s requirements and within company policies, procedures and standards. You will lead, guide and help direct the team, provide work opportunities for the team as you work with existing clients or new clients to bring new projects in the door, and help the team by working on larger projects or helping them with any technical issues they may be experiencing. Terracon is a leader in geotechnical engineering services related to site characterization and exploration, soils laboratory services, geotechnical engineering design, transportation design-build, geotechnical consulting and other specialty services.

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of large scale and complex projects
  • Identify, develop, and gather necessary resources to complete multiple projects
  • Apply sound engineering principles and be able to communicate complex engineering issues and concepts to technical and non-technical clients and project teams
  • Responsible for resource management, project scheduling, budgets and forecasts, and working with external vendors, subcontractors or contractors
  • Design, communicate, and implement a project plan for completing all assigned projects
  • Ability to develop written proposals to clients for both small and large projects
  • Experienced in evaluating, and synthesizing complex laboratory and field data for inclusion in written reports
  • Demonstrate a commitment to follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects for incident and injury free operations
  • Report any safety issues or concerns to management
  • Promote continuous quality monitoring and improvement on projects. Monitor quality standards and practices


Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and a minimum of 10 years’ related project management experience.

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) Certification in the state of California.
  • Geotechnical Engineer (G.E.) Certification with ability to obtain Certification in the state of California.

Terracon’s Safety Response to COVID-19Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

  • On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
  • Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
  • Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
  • Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
  • Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
  • Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
  • Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
  • Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
  • Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs
  • Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages


If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!About TerraconTerracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.EEO StatementTerracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.  

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