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Project Engineer

Company: GeoStabilization International
Location: Allentown
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

Overview GSI has an immediate opening for a Project Engineer, primarily focused on work located within the Pennsylvania and/or West Virginia area. The Project Engineer is a member of the Northeastern Regional Team assisting with the priorities lined out by the Regional Director. The Project Engineer will work with engineering staff (Field Engineers, Project Engineers, Regional Engineers), Project Managers, Project Development Engineers, and regional leadership (Operations Manager, Northeast Region Director) to support development, design, planning, and execution of geotechnical and geohazard mitigation construction projects Responsibilities

  • Work directly with the Regional Engineers and Project Development Engineers to develop economical solutions and designs for difficult and challenging geohazard issues (slope stability, rockfall, ground improvement, difficult-access shoring or foundations).
  • Perform site reconnaissance and slope investigation through steep terrain, with high rope access and rappelling as necessary.
  • Perform engineering calculations and analyses --- including slope stability modeling, rockfall simulation, geotechnical and structural analysis of mechanical stabilization, foundation design --- and prepare written engineering calculation packages.
  • Critically review plans and specifications. Develop project take-offs and construction estimates.
  • Provide proposal or bid preparation and project management.
  • Confer with management and engineering staff to implement plans and recommendations.
  • Perform field engineering requirements, including construction support and quality assurance/observation, quality control testing, as-built documentation, quantity measurements.
  • Troubleshoot and rectify operational problems that occur.
  • Communicate both written and verbally with the Project Manager and/or Regional Engineer regarding design changes and approvals.
  • Communicate with other GSI departments regarding design, design changes, and process improvements.
  • Regularly and frequently interact with clients.
  • Represent GSI at industry events and engineering conferences, and present technical presentations.
  • Support internal research and development efforts. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS To 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 functions. --
    • Self-starter, self-motivated, self-monitoring.
    • Good "people skills" to work in an environment of teamwork and cooperation.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Good problem-solving abilities.
    • Ability to manage several projects of various complexities simultaneously.
    • Flexibility to continually prioritize tasks at hand.
    • Ability and willingness to travel extensively and to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • Knowledge and use of proper drafting techniques.
    • Ability to read and extract information from project plans and specifications.
    • Technical writing skills.
    • Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet software.
    • Understand regional geology, geomorphology, and slope stability issues.
    • Strong analytical, conceptual, organizational skills.
    • Possess a valid driver---s license in good standing.
    • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of personnel and management. -- EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE --
      • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with at least 3 years of experience.
      • MS degree in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering preferred) with at least 2 years of experience.
      • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and AutoCAD. Experience in Rocscience software suite preferred.
      • EIT required, PE preferred -- LANGUAGE SKILLS --
        • Proficient in reading and writing English. -- -- PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. --
          • Must be able to work for long periods of time sitting and working on a computer.
          • Must be able to lift up to 80lbs. -- WORK ENVIRONMENT-- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. --
            • Required to work in all weather conditions that can be very physically demanding.
            • Required travel up to 75% of the time as needed.
            • Must be able to perform administrative duties working from a truck, home office or out in the field. GeoStabilization International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Keywords: GeoStabilization International, Allentown , Project Engineer, Engineering , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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