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Job Description

  Requisition ID: 276714 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Camp 
  • Telework Type: N/A 
  • Work Location: Thacker Pass,NV 

Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers' objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel is our Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report. 

Project Overview:

Bechtel Corporation is a global company headquartered in Reston, VA and engaged in the engineering, procurement, and construction of large-scale projects. Bechtel helps our customers deliver projects of purpose that create a lasting positive legacy. These are projects that create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunity; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges; protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. As a major contractor engaged in design and construction of large-scale projects globally, Bechtel has delivered projects in some of the most challenging ground conditions; thus, we are looking to add to its India offices geotechnical engineers seeking challenging projects requiring geotechnical investigation program development and execution, design of complex ground improvement systems, deep foundation design and installation, advanced finite element modelling for geotechnical analysis, and other geotechnical-related project activities. We invite qualified engineers looking for opportunities to join our team to help deliver the most challenging projects in the world.

Job Summary:

In this role, you will provide field oversight of earthworks activities at the project site. This will include ensuring compliance with Bechtel’s specification, participating in QC oversight activities, reporting, coordination with the project home office geotechnical staff, etc. You may also be asked to conduct field investigations and plan specifications for project geotechnical design. You will oversee the field and laboratory, conduct studies, and interpret regulations. You will participate in new business efforts and proposal preparation including identifying client needs and developing cost estimates. Your expertise will help ensure geotechnical project aspects meet project requirements. #LI-CS

Major Responsibilities:

Level 1 

  • Evaluates, selects, and applies standard geotechnical engineering methods preparing specifications for subsurface investigations for new and existing facilities​ 
  • Performs and may lead geotechnical analyses such as stability of soil and rock slopes, rock excavation and slope protection, bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, lateral earth pressures, and axial and lateral pile capacities​ 
  • Prepares geotechnical engineering reports and presents the results of the investigations and reports to members of the project team​ 
  • Coordinates civil or structural engineering designs with geotechnical assessments 
  • Communicates geotechnical issues with the project team during the engineering design stage of the project​ 
  • During the construction phase of projects, responsibilities may include overview of earthwork operations, monitoring of pile installation and load testing, inspection of critical foundation subgrade, and monitoring of ground improvement​ 
  • Oversees outside geotechnical consultants hired by Bechtel or the client to perform these tasks​ 

Level 2 

  • Provides oversight of geotechnical analyses such as stability of soil and rock slopes, rock excavation and slope protection, bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, lateral earth pressures, and axial and lateral pile capacities​ 
  • Conducts review of geotechnical interpretative reports and works with geotechnical consultants to produce high quality co-coordinated submissions​ 
  • Assists with and advises on earthwork operations, inspection of earthworks and monitoring of ground improvement during the construction phase of projects​ 
  • Provides input to reports and may provide technical assistance to other geotechnical personnel​ 
  • Provides assistance to project and construction management in identifying and complying with project requirements related to addressing issues as they arise during project execution 

Education and Experience Requirements:

Level 1

  • Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 5-8 years of relevant experience or 9-12 years of relevant work experience 

Level 2

  • Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 8-10  years of relevant experience or 12-14 years of relevant work experience

Required Knowledge and Skills:

This role will support the earthworks operations at the project site. Other responsibilities may include development and implementation of geotechnical investigations, origination and review of geotechnical engineering designs and specifications, engineering calculations and preparation and review of geotechnical studies in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements.  The work will require tracking scope of work, schedule, and budgets and with coordinating with other technical disciplines in a team environment. Specific tasks will include (but not limited to):

  • On site technical supervision of earthworks activities
  • Developing geotechnical design parameters for soil and/or rock supported foundations
  • Bearing capacity and settlement calculations
  • Soil and rock slope stability analyses
  • Soil and/or rock excavations support
  • Engineering specifications including earthworks, piling, soil and/or rock excavation support, etc.
  • Preparing or checking technical memos, reports, etc.
  • Review vendor submittals and integrate information into the design solution.
  • Execute to schedule requirements while maintaining a high degree of quality in work product.
  • Coordinate closely with other technical disciplines in planning and executing work as an integrated team.

Total Rewards/Benefits

For decades, Bechtel has worked to inspire the next generation of engineers and beyond! Because our teams face some of the world's toughest challenges, we offer robust benefits to ensure our people thrive. Whether it is advancing careers, delivering programs to enhance our culture, or providing time to recharge, Bechtel has the benefits to build a legacy of sustainable growth. Learn more at

Diverse teams build the extraordinary:

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.Shaping tomorrow togetherBechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  
www.bechtel.comBechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.