Geotechnical (Geo-Environmental) Engineer 7

at CDM Smith in Auburn, Maine, United States

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The role of this position includes such tasks as:

? Serve as technical lead on full-service design and construction services for geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering aspects of remediation and mining projects including landfills, slurry walls, sheet pile walls, sediment dredging, sediment capping, solidification and stabilization of contaminated soils and sludge, lagoon closures, industrial waste impoundments and mine site remediation.

? Plan, schedule and conduct or coordinate field data collection investigations and laboratory studies and testing for a wide range of project types and in various geologic settings and site conditions.

?Scope, direct, and review geotechnical engineering analyses and reporting for moderate to complex geotechnical and geo-environmental projects

? Lead the civil design of geotechnical and geo-environmental projects including drawings and specifications, bid packages, cost estimates and other contract documents for subcontractors.

?Lead engineering oversight services during investigations and during remedial construction.

? Prepare scope, schedules, and budgets for proposals.

? Work as an integrated member of a multi-disciplined team on complex remediation and civil works projects.

? Demonstrate excellent writing and communications skills and ability to work with clients in the public and private sectors.

? Provide oversight, direction, and mentoring to junior engineers, geologists, and technicians.


Job Title:

Geotechnical (Geo-Environmental) Engineer 7



Certification/License Requirements:

Professional Engineer

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Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in Geotechnical, Civil, Mining or Geologic Engineering or related discipline.

-Professional engineering (PE) license.

-12 years of related experience.

-Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

-Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

? Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering emphasis

? Minimum 15 yrs of relevant post education experience

? High level technical proficiency with remedial design of environmentally impacted sites, CERCLA Superfund sites, landfills, solid/liquid waste impoundments, containment berms and mining closure sites.

? Demonstrated experience working with other environmental professionals such as Geologists, Hydrogeologists, Environmental Scientists, Environmental Chemists and Geochemists.

? Familiarity with Environmental regulations and requirements at the federal and state levels (CERCLA, RCRA, and TSCA).

? Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state as the candidate’s preferred base office location, or the ability to obtain the P.E. through reciprocity within 6 months.

? Experience with specialized geotechnical engineering software such as GeoStudio, PLAXIS, LPILE, Leapfrog, gINT, and Open Ground

?Knowledge of geosynthetic applications and experience with design and installation of geosynthetics in geo-environmental and solid/liquid waste impoundment projects is a plus

?OSHA HAZWOPER (40-Hour) training, current OSHA 8-Hour refresher certificate, other certifications for working on CERCLA, RCRA and TSCA sites.

? Working knowledge of AutoCAD is a plus.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

United States – Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

-Expert Knowledge of computer assisted design and drafting (CADD) 3D and 4D software and practices.

-Expert Knowledge of engineer principles of design.

-Expert Knowledge of Microsoft business software (excel, word, etc.).

-Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

-Expert knowledge of federal, state and local regulations.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition

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Job Posting: JC244858809

Posted On: Aug 02, 2023

Updated On: Feb 03, 2024

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