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Golder Associates Geotechnical Engineer in WEXFORD, Pennsylvania

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of aliving, dynamic environment where people innovate, build enduringrelationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn?The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our Pittsburgh-area office in Wexford, PA on a full-time basis. This entry-level position provides an opportunity to join a fast-paced team that provides solutions on civil, geotechnical, and geological engineering projects. The work entails a variety of office-related and outdoor “hands-on” activities, with a need to carefully follow instructions, document activities, solve problems, and provide proactive communication.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Engaging in a team environment, working closely with projectmanagers and other co-workers to complete work programs and communicate siteconditions, observations, and activities

  • Supporting subsurface field investigations, followinginstruction and applying soil and rock classifications, drilling and samplingtechniques, and hydrogeologic aquifer testing procedures

  • Accurately documenting field activities (e.g., field forms,field notebooks, daily reports)

  • Coordinating with and providing oversight of subcontractors(e.g., laboratories, drillers)

  • Operating field vehicles safely on behalf of the company

  • Handling equipment, including maintenance, calibration, andoperation, in accordance with regulatory requirements; and ability to lift and movea minimum of 50 pounds without assistance

  • Contributing to geotechnical data and recommendation reportswith senior review by compiling and assisting with evaluation of the fieldinvestigation data, including calculations, modeling and tabulation of results;preparation of geologic and geotechnical borehole logs, subsurfacecross-sections, and groundwater interpretation; and writing reports,specifications, permit documents, and cost estimating, with senior technicaladvice and review

  • Assisting with the scoping and budgeting of subsurfaceinvestigations and engineering design projects

  • Collecting environmental samples (e.g., soil, rock,groundwater, surface water, air) in compliance with State and Federalrequirements

  • Working outdoors in all seasonal weather conditions

  • Ability to complete field events at least 75% of workinghours, as needed

  • Willingness to travel at least 75% of schedule forout-of-town project opportunities, including periods of more than five days

  • Ability to work extended daily hours and on weekends andholidays, as needed

  • Safelyperforming work, both in the field and office

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/geotechnicalengineering or a related field is required; a Master’s degree is preferred

  • While minimal experience is required, atleast one year of experience (including internships) in the civil/geotechnical engineeringfield is preferred

  • Additional desirable skills/experience include: geotechnical design (slope stability,settlement, earth retention, foundations, rock engineering, etc.), geotechnicalcomputational analyses, field logging and sampling, general civil design,construction support, or other geotechnical analyses

  • FE registration will receive primaryconsideration

  • Excellent verbal and written communicationskills combined with excellent analytical abilities, leadership ability, apositive attitude, and ability to work both independently and within groups

  • Willingness to perform a variety of assignmentson short notice is valuable

  • Strong attention to detail; accuracy isessential

  • Strong computer skills, includingMicrosoft Office (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word); preferential consideration forcandidates with experience in geotechnical design (Slide, LPILE, etc.) logging(gINT, pLog), and drafting (AutoCAD) software.

  • Preferential consideration for prior safetytraining completion (OSHA, eRailsafe, MSHA, etc.)

  • Understanding of the importance of health &safety as a top priority and an enthusiasm to participate in Golder’sassociated programs

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, ownthe result

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in adynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinaryprojects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering 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: PA-WEXFORD

Requisition ID: 19001722