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Overview:Universal Engineering Sciences (UES) has an opening in our Deep Foundations department. UES is a nationwide leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope.OverviewUniversal Engineering Sciences (UES) is a nationwide leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope services.SummaryThe Pile Dynamic Project Engineer will focus to conduct analyses, assessments, and testing related to the behavior of piles in various soil conditions. The candidate should be proficient in utilizing advanced software and testing equipment to evaluate pile performance and provide recommendations for design optimization and construction processes. The ideal candidate is a reliable, trustworthy individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment where collaboration and autonomy are valued.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, 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 job functions.Physical Demands & Work Environment· Required to drive, stand, walk, use hands to type, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; talk and hear. Body motions and movements include bending, twisting, reaching, stooping, pulling, kneeling, lifting, carrying, and pushing, with or without reasonable accommodation· Lifting and/or moving up to 35 pounds regularly is expected, on occasion, with or without reasonable accommodation· Job site conditions may or may not be accessible by vehicle, including wetlands, swamps, grasslands, and fields with uneven surfaces, sand, brush, and other natural and man-made obstacles· This job is primarily and regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and construction sites where the noise level is usually moderate to loud· This is not a remote position. This role will be based on the selected job posting location.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive analyses of pile behavior, including dynamic testing, wave equation, analysis, and signal matching techniques.
  • Perform field testing and monitoring of piles using various instrumentation, such as pile driving analyzers, strain gauges, accelerometers, and pile integrity testers.
  • Interpret test results and data to assess pile integrity, load bearing capacity, and dynamic response characteristics.
  • Collaborate with design teams to optimize pile design and construction methods based on field observations and analytical findings.
  • Develop detailed reports and presentations summarizing findings, recommendations, and conclusions for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Stay current with industry standards, codes, and best practices related to pile dynamics and foundation engineering.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to project teams during construction phases, including troubleshooting and problem-solving related to pile performance issues.
  • Participate in research and development initiatives to enhance methodologies, tools and technologies for assessing pile dynamics.
  • Recruit, train and supervise a team, including project managers, engineers, technicians and other support staff.
  • Other duties may be assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field, Master’s degree.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in pile dynamics analysis and testing within the civil engineering or construction industry.
  • Proficiency in utilizing specialized software of pile dynamics analysis.
  • Strong understanding of soil mechanics, structural dynamics, and geotechnical engineering principles.
  • Experience with various pile types, including driven piles, drilled shafts, micro piles, and helical piles.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct field testing and instrumentation installation on construction sites.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and draw meaningful conclusions.
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to convey technical information clearly to diverse audiences.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record (in accordance with our Driver’s License and Motor Vehicle Record Check Criteria)
  • Ability to pass a background check screening in accordance with Florida’s Jessica Lunsford Act (or equivalent state classification).

Who We Are:UES provides essential engineering services for some of the most prominent and significant projects in the nation. Our team members, from our drillers to administrative staff, contribute directly to projects that transform communities. With some of the greatest talent in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Code Compliance, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, and Building Envelope, we are committed to delivering groundbreaking solutions for our clients. At the core of our success is our team members who make it all possible. We know that the projects we deliver are only as good as our people, which is why we offer enriching opportunities for career growth at every level.Growing in ExcellenceAs the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group's Hot Firm list in 2021, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future. As we evolve from a one-man operation to a company spanning 73 branches and 3,500 employees, we’re looking for enthusiastic talent to launch their careers and grow along with us.Why Work at UES?We value the individual contributions of our employees, and we show this through providing great benefits. Click here ( to see how we support our people in and out of the workplace . Please ask your recruiter what benefits plans apply to you.Check out our website: teamues.comFollow us on social media: LinkedIn ( | Facebook ( | Instagram ( | Twitter ( | YouTube ( Universal Engineering Sciences is a Drug-Free Workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.Team: Deep FoundationsWork Type: Full-TimeLocation Type: onsite