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Geotechnical Engineer

Ohio, Akron, 44301 Akron USA

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Job#: 1264643

Job Description: Job Title: Geotechnical Engineer

Location: Work from home but near Akron, Greensburg, Reading, Fairmont or Morristown

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Apex Systems is seeking a highly qualified Geotechnical Engineer for a direct-hire Position located in Akron, OH, Reading, PA or Greensburg, PA. This position requires an individual to be self-directed with an ability to manage civil and geotechnical projects relating to the investigation, design, construction and maintenance of transmission facilities. This position provides geotechnical support for substation and transmission lines while working on project teams with the Substations, Transmission Lines, Real Estate, Project Management, Environmental and Construction departments. If interested, please apply directly to the job posting.

Required Qualifications include: 3+ years of Experience
  • 3+ years of related experience with Geotechnical Design or Civil Engineering (highway construction)
  • Understanding geotech- soils, slopes, grades etc-
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; capable of communicating, motivating, and driving positive change and improvement.
  • How to grade a construction site, how to fit projects within a given size
  • Additional skills in Ensoft, FAD Tools or similar program suite are a plus.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the service territory to project work sites.
  • Valid driver's license.
Daily Responsibilities include:
  • This position will work with a staff of engineers, project managers, consultants and environmental specialists engaged in a variety of projects requiring civil/geotechnical engineering design.
  • The Engineer will be engaged in project development through project execution and close-out. This position will report on the progress of design projects and will advise of issues that could impair their successful completion
  • The Engineer will verify that no safety standards are compromised, will check and validate design accuracy, and will monitor expenditures to ensure projects stay within budget and meet project in-service dates.
  • Maintaining a safety culture to ensure the safety of co-workers, contractors, work crews and the general public.
  • Reviewing transmission line and substation projects to identify potential impacts of in situ soil conditions, groundwater hydrology and terrain, to the design and construction of access roads and crane pads, substation site plans (including driveways, cuts and fills, and retaining walls), and slope stability.
  • Providing an initial assessment of the need for geotech oversight on transmission line projects, access roads and substation site development projects.
  • Soliciting and reviewing proposals from geotech consultants and making recommendations to project teams.
  • Overseeing the development of design plans through the hiring of geotechnical consultants and reviewing geotechnical design plans prepared by others.
  • Developing project work scopes and preparing estimates for the geotechnical elements of transmission line and substation projects.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing engineering design calculations, reports, specifications and construction documents, and other technical documents as needed, in coordination with staff and project team members.
  • Directing technical personnel to gather and record data necessary to support report preparation, which may include on-site test witnessing as necessary.
  • Providing engineering support to employees to assist in their learning of standards, procedures, designs, and associated issues.
  • Perform geotechnical engineering analysis, evaluation and design options related to slope stability evaluations, retaining structures, settlement analysis and earth moving activities.
  • Reviewing consultant drawings for compliance with site specific specifications.
  • Geotech engineers will be the primary point of contact for emergent slope failures, washouts, sinkholes and other emergent subsurface conditions that have the potential to impact assets. Geotech engineers will hire and oversee geotechnical consultants who are qualified and staffed to respond quickly to emergent situations and to provide recommendations and design solutions.
  • Ensuring standards and specifications are up-to-date and accurate, reviewing against industry standards and best practices.
  • Participating in industry meetings to confirm we have a voice in the direction of industry (i.e. IEEE, EPRI, NATF, etc.).
  • Providing assistance during emergencies and storm related activities. Storm response duties may include time out of the office.
Soft Skills:
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with good verbal skills and writing skills, providing comprehensive project status reports, clear and concise correspondence, and accurate information.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification is preferred.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the service territory to project work sites.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution is required. In lieu of degree, a Professional Engineer license (PE) is required. Civil Engineering degree with emphasis in Geotechnical is a plus.
EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.

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