Engineer your future at the Oregon DOT! We are recruiting for a geotechnical engineer to join our Region 2 Geo/Hydro/HazMat Unit in Salem. In this role, you will design transportation projects in support of project development, construction, maintenance and emergency response. Work involves structures such as multi-span bridges in high seismic risk zones, landslide stabilization, embankment fills on compressible, weak subsurface soils, and soil and rock cut slopes.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
Provide conceptual geotechnical design recommendations and related cost estimates.
Provide engineering requirements and needs for the subsurface exploration program and coordinate execution of the program with engineering geologists and exploration specialists.
Determine in coordination with engineering geologists the most appropriate laboratory and testing programs for soil and rock samples.
Perform engineering analysis to predict subsurface behavior based on project design of cuts, fills and structures, and performance during seismic events for walls and bridges.
Evaluate geotechnical design alternatives as part of the design process for constructability and cost savings.
Prepare draft and final stamped geotechnical reports, construction project plans, specifications and cost estimates
Perform complete review and engineering services to construction personnel for foundation and geotechnical design.
Provide consulting geotechnical engineering services to maintenance personnel for emergency projects.
Provide input during the initial scoping phase of projects to ensure that potential geotechnical issues are recognized and planned for in an appropriate manner.
Assist in developing contracts that include geotechnical work by consulting service providers.
Work with other designers to oversee and monitor the development of office practice and contract specification/special provisions.
Train and assist other engineers and geologists in foundation and geotechnical design applications.
Assist in planning and developing unit goals, objectives and budgets.
Coordinate project activities with project team members and maintenance districts.
Accompany agency managers, engineers and designers on field investigations to identify and evaluate concerns and recommend appropriate solutions.
Frequent field inspection of geotechnical hazards and conditions requires climbing in hazardous locations, exposure to heavy traffic, adverse weather and site conditions, construction equipment, hazardous plants and animals.
What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
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A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural or transportation-related engineering.
Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.
Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know by specifically addressing these on your application materials! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Experience with geotechnical investigations and designs.
Knowledge of geotechnical engineering principles related to transportation, facilities or other projects.
Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office programs and analytical programs (such as GeoStudio Slope/W, LPILE, Group, APILE, GRLWEAP, Snail, Slide, ReSSA, FoSSA, and MSEW) for geotechnical analysis.
Experience working on project teams.
Knowledge of the purposes and uses of geotechnical monitoring instruments such as inclinometers and piezometers.
Learn more and apply:
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on November 25, 2019.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Internal Number: REQ-25045
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.