Civil/Geotechnical Engineer

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At Golder, we thrive on challenges.
Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

The Atlanta, Georgia office is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer, who wants a challenging career with a growth-oriented company committed to providing quality services to clients. The employee will participate in geotechnical evaluations, subsurface investigations, and engineering design across a range of client sectors. Golder's global network of offices allows for many opportunities to work on complex and technically challenging projects locally and around the world. The position requires travel and field work as dictated by project demands.

Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Scope, budget, execute, and interpret subsurface explorations, with senior technical advice and review;
  • Prepare geotechnical data reports;
  • Prepare geotechnical calculations and conduct modeling;
  • Prepare geotechnical recommendations reports with senior review;
  • Serve as a resident engineer / site lead for construction quality assurance;
  • Assist with Coal Combustion Residual characterization and evaluation of beneficial reuse and engineering containment solutions;
  • Ability to work with a team or with minimal supervision, and with contractors and cross-discipline in-house designers;
  • Be willing and able to work on projects involving dams and other retaining structures, lined structures, underground facilities, rock and soil mechanics, and other geotechnical applications;
  • Assist with writing reports, cost estimating, specifications, and permit documents with senior technical advice and review.

  • Master's or Doctoral Degree in civil, geotechnical, geological, or mining engineering with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering.
  • Some prior experience in the civil, geological, or mining engineering fields are a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with excellent analytical abilities, leadership ability, and a positive attitude;
  • Ability to work both independently and within groups;
  • Competence in the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is necessary;
  • FE/EIT or PE registration (or ability to obtain EIT within 1 year) required.

Qualified candidates will have excellent technical competency and skills to perform:
  • Complex settlement calculations;
  • Liquefaction analysis and seismic design;
  • Determinations of material strength and permeability;
  • Slope stability and seepage evaluations;
  • Soil filter, pipe crushing, and other geotechnical design calculations;
  • Deep and shallow foundations design;
  • MSE and reinforced slope design;
  • Soil-nail and tie-back soldier pile wall design.

While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Option to purchase shares in Golder
  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result
  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder's 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Golder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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