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Project Engineer (Geotechnical Engineer)

Company: Tetra Tech
Location: Orlando
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Project Engineer (Geotechnical Engineer)

City: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Orlando

State: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FL


  • Perform geotechnical engineering analyses including using numerical computer programs to assess the seepage and stability of earthen embankments, such as SEEP/W for seepage analysis and SLOPE/W for stability analyses; and MODFLOW for groundwater flow analysis.
  • Summarize, evaluate, and present field and laboratory data using computer worksheet programs including gINT, Microsoft Excel and Sigma Plot. Research and review information and data for geotechnical engineering projects.
  • Perform geotechnical site characterization, selection of soil engineering properties, bearing capacity calculations and settlement estimations.
  • Plan and coordinate geotechnical laboratory testing of soils, geosynthetics (including HDPE geonets, HDPE liner, and geotextiles), and water samples.
  • Plan and coordinate field personnel to perform subsurface exploration programs, field tests, and construction quality assurance activities related to geotechnical engineering projects.
  • Research and review available information and present geotechnical, geological and hydrogeological material properties, including water balance calculations required for by-product disposal facilities, as needed for senior engineer review. -
  • Develop and review construction drawings for by-product disposal sites and soil remediation sites using AutoCAD Civil3D computer program, as needed for senior engineering review.
  • Monitor subsurface movements and deformations by interpreting and analyzing measurements from field instrumentation such as slope inclinometers and piezometers.
  • Analyze the results of in-situ permeability tests and review potentiometric data to develop monitor wells in various aquifer systems.
  • Perform weekly inspections at industrial waste disposal sites, oversee progress in construction, attend meetings, and draft the minutes.
  • Prepare geotechnical engineering reports summarizing field and laboratory data, engineering analyses, and construction quality assurance data applicable to geotechnical engineering projects including by-product disposal sites, as needed, for senior engineering review.
  • Assist senior engineers with project management and business development, including, preparing proposals, budget estimates and construction schedules.
  • Present technical results and reports verbally and in writing.
  • Perform all the foregoing for Geotechnical Engineering Projects.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Requires a Master's degree in Civil Engineering with a major/concentration in Geotechnical Engineering (defined as completion of a 6-credit thesis and 18 credits of coursework related to Geotechnical Engineering). - The Master's degree must contain coursework that includes emphasis on:

  • Ground improvement and soil remediation methods
  • Subsurface exploration, seepage and slope stability principles
  • Analysis and design of earth retaining structures, and shallow and deep foundations
  • Theoretical and experimental soil mechanics, geotechnical aspects of shear strength, consolidation, earth pressures, and soil dynamics
  • Soil hydraulics and groundwater modeling
  • Engineering geology and rock mechanics
  • Field exploration techniques, laboratory testing and data interpretation

    AND six (6) months of experience in the job offered or six (6) months of experience in the Related Occupation of Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant.

    Experience can be pre or post degree.


    Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant responsible for:

    • Evaluating sinkhole susceptibility in karst environment using numerical computer programs including Finite Element Methods (PLAXIS and SIGMA/W) and Finite Difference Method (FLAC);
    • Performing geotechnical engineering techniques for seepage analyses and stability analyses using computer software including SEEP/W and SLOPE/W;
    • Performing groundwater modelling using MODFLOW;
    • Analyzing field and laboratory testing results, generating relevant charts, and presenting data using computer programs including AutoCAD, MS Word and Excel;
    • Performing comprehensive hydrogeologic subsurface characterization of several sites in Central Florida;
    • Performing various laboratory tests on soils including Index Tests, Standard and Modified Proctor Compaction Tests, Permeability Tests, strength tests and Consolidation Test;
    • Analyzing the geomechanical behavior of sinkholes based on subsurface conditions including bedrock depth, overburden thickness, cavity size, soil characteristics, groundwater table collected from geotechnical field investigation data including SPT and CPT;
    • Investigating different remediation and stabilization techniques applicable to subsurface anomalies, voids and cavities;
    • Performing geotechnical engineering analyses based on soil characterization and selection of soil engineering parameters from field and laboratory testing data;
    • Instructing as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Geotechnical Engineering and Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory for Civil Engineering undergraduates;
    • Preparing and presenting technical progress reports for Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT);
    • Presenting research outcomes in comprehensive reports, international conferences and journal publications.

      JOB TIME: Full Time

Keywords: Tetra Tech, Orlando , Project Engineer (Geotechnical Engineer), Engineering , Orlando, Florida

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