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Golder Associates Geotechnical Engineer in IRVINE, California

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is an environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership .

Golder Associates Inc. seeks a Mid-Level to Senior Geotechnical Engineer for its Irvine, Sunnyvale, Walnut Creek or Sacramento locations in California.

This role for the geotechnical engineer is an integral part of the development of the Irvine, California office. In this role you will have the opportunity to be part of an expanding Geotechnical Engineering practice within a multi-disciplinary team working on exciting and challenging civil, environmental, mining, and urban development projects throughout Southern California.

The primary focus for the Mid-Level to Senior Geotechnical Engineer, will be to manage and develop existing client relationships and project opportunities, and to provide geotechnical project direction. You will also provide technical leadership, mentoring, and develop graduate and intermediate engineers.

Key Duties & Responsibilities will Include:

  • Leadership of project teams who successfully deliver technically excellent projects safely, on time, within budget; and to the clients’ and Golder’s standards.

  • Geotechnical engineering analyses and reporting, including, foundations, retaining structures, earthquake hazard evaluations, and slope stability

  • Confirming compliance with Golder’s Health and Safety requirements for project teams

  • Represent Golder at project team meetings, client events, and professional meetings

  • Work collaboratively with senior members of the Golder team to interact with clients, engineering firms, developers, public agencies and contractors to develop project opportunities

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • MS in Geotechnical Engineering

  • 7 to 12 years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated successful project management experience

  • Registered Professional Engineer – California registration preferred but not necessary

  • Strong soil mechanics and foundation engineering knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Solid waste and/or mining engineering experience

  • Infrastructure/transportation experience

  • Advanced earthquake geotechnical engineering knowledge

  • Registered Geotechnical Engineer

  • Ability to engage in business development activities in the private and public marketplace

  • Proven commitment to a strong Health and Safety culture

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefit and remuneration package

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder Associates

  • Employee-owned structure - own the business, own the result

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic engineering consulting work environment

  • Participating in innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global, employee-owned engineering consulting firm with over a half-century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, and offer unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Golder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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Title: Geotechnical Engineer

Location: CA-IRVINE


Requisition ID: 19000137