Geotechnical/Structural Foundation Engineer

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Overview

Geotechnical/Structural Foundation Engineer responsible for performing special inspections in support of: borings, test pits, earth retaining structures (temporary and permanent), soil and rock inspection, deep foundation inspection, construction plan and specification adherence, and field coordination with subconsultants. The engineer should also be able to complete office engineering support when closing out a project or to assist in the preparation of comprehensive project reports.

Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of basic software tools including Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD.
  • Knowledge of basic lab and field equipment for making evaluations of soil conditions.
  • Ability to perform geotechnical field investigations and construction observations.
  • Prepare daily detailed site inspection reports based on field operations completed.
  • Perform technical research and utilize computers in developing solutions to engineering problems including geotechnical evaluations to prepare calculation documents, detailed geotechnical reports, analysis of geotechnical samples, field testing of soils, and design support.
  • Interact with other disciplines in MFS, clients, contractors and equipment vendors.
  • Develop a familiarity with regulations governing the implementation and operations of related systems.
  • Develop a familiarity with field testing and data collection requirement.
  • Work with several other team members including engineering professionals, designers and technicians, permit specialists, planners, CAD and graphic specialists, architects, construction management specialists, and several other disciplines.
  • Prepare technical reports, write memos, make recommendations, and convey engineering solutions/recommendations.

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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • The employee must be able to lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to drive to job sites and comfortably over-see projects at those job site which includes mobility once at the job-site

Experience

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering
  • Experience in analysis of below grade walls, retaining structures, and foundations
  • Experience in conducting construction special inspections
  • Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Must have some knowledge in LRFD/ASD design and complex structural analysis software including RISA, DeepXcav, and L-pile
  • Ability to communicate effectively with managers, clients, and contractors
  • Must have strong design skills
  • Valid driver’s license is required
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Must be able to use a desk phone and cell phone to communicate with clients

Preferences

  • M.S. in Civil Engineering is a plus
  • Project management experience is a plus
  • Experience with AutoCAD software is a plus