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Menard USA is currently seeking Design Engineers with experience and interest in geotechnical design and analysis in our Charleston, SC, Tampa, FL, Houston, TX, and New Orleans, LA offices.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design Engineers support the sales and operations teams both in the office and in the field. During the
design stage, design engineers have the following responsibilities:
- Reviewing and becoming familiar with reference background information such as geotechnical exploration reports, project specifications and civil/structural plans for use during design and preparation of the design drawings and calculations.
- Analyzing various ground improvement approaches and selecting the option that meets the project criteria which typically includes settlement, bearing capacity, global and sliding stability, liquefaction mitigation, and others.
- Developing cross sections, generating soil profiles, and selecting soil properties for use during design.
- Performing finite element modeling using Plaxis, as needed, to understand complex soil- structure interactions and estimate deformations and stresses within the soil and ground improvement elements.
- Performing all required design calculations and analyses including, but not limited to, global stability, settlement, bearing capacity, and structural and geotechnical capacity of CMCs.
- Coordinating or preparing design documents (final design calculations and drawings) adhering to the design criteria.
As field activity progresses, the design engineer’s responsibilities also include:
- Reviewing all QA/QC (Quality Assurance/Quality Control) from the Field Engineer.
- Preparing other standard project documents including specifications, means and methods, and testing submittals.
- Responding quickly to questions from the project team and any conditions that are not in accordance with the design.
Throughout the design process and field activities:
- Defending and explaining the design approach and decisions made in the field that relate to design.
- Responding to comments from reviewers and participating in discussions with other members of the design team to achieve approval and acceptance of the ground improvement system.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES:
- Understands of basic geotechnical design and calculation principles.
- Proficient with slope stability analysis and finite element modeling.
- Proficient with MS Word, Excel and Outlook, familiar with AutoCAD.
- Organized in the completion and documentation of all responsibilities.
- Ability to effectively communicate in a small group setting, present objectives of projects, policies, facilitate sessions and provide/receive feedback.
- Strong communication skills (oral and written) for use with clients, engineers, architects.
- Strong problem-solving skills and ability to develop ideas and offer alternatives to facilitate solutions.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, activities and commitments.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s or bachelor’s degree in civil engineering plus 1 – 3 years of geotechnical design experience or coursework prefer. E.I.T (Engineer-In-Training) preferred.-OR-Any equivalent combination of education and experience which meets the required knowledge, skills and abilities.