CDM Smith Geotechnical Engineer 9 in Lafayette, Louisiana

Job Description:

CDM Smith is looking for a full time Senior Geotechnical Engineer with strong background and experience in either the area of tunneling and underground design and construction, or the area of dams and levees. The successful candidate will have worked on large civil engineering projects, have significant experience in contributing to sales and in providing technical leadership within the geotechnical practice on the west coast.

This position can be located out of one of our offices located in San Francisco, CA, Sacramento, CA, or Concord, CA.

As a member of our Infrastructure and Programs Group you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by:

  • Actively participating and assisting in new business development by contributing to strategic planning and marketing.

  • Leveraging good communications skills to work with public, private and federal clients.

  • Serving as a senior geotechnical engineering lead or task manager on projects involving tunneling and underground construction, or dams and levees and/or other high level complex large civil engineering projects.

  • Coordinating and reviewing the work of a staff of engineers (typically 5 to 10).

  • Overseeing the planning and execution of complex subsurface investigations including field and laboratory services for a wide range of project types.

  • Performing geotechnical engineering and soil-structure analyses and evaluations for seismic analysis, earthwork, dewatering, excavation support, shallow/deep foundations, pipelines, dams/reservoirs/levees, solid waste, tunneling/micro-tunneling/pipe jacking, and transportation projects.

  • Writing engineering reports including Geotechnical Data and Geotechnical Baseline Reports and preparing plans and specifications for large civil engineering works.

  • Overseeing engineering services during construction on projects involving deep foundations, support of excavations, pipelines, and tunnels.

  • Preparing scope, schedules and budgets for proposals.

  • Managing projects, subcontractors, and geotechnical and structural staff on multi-disciplined projects and working within a multi-disciplined team environment.

  • Acting as a mentor for mid-level to entry level employees.

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of professional experience since Bachelor’s degree. Master's degree in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering emphasis highly preferred.

  • License as a Professional Engineer (PE) required with California GE preferred in addition.

  • Experience in all types of subsurface explorations, laboratory testing, foundation engineering, analysis, engineering report writing, and preparation of contract documents.

  • Experience with tunnel design and construction, seismic design, dam and levee design and construction is a plus.

  • Experience in, construction management, risk management and design- build and alternative delivery projects is a plus.

  • Experience with project management 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, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

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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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