Geotechnical EI / Designer at HDR

| Raleigh-Durham, NC
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At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is looking for a Geotechnical EI in Raleigh, NC. This individual will typically work under the direction of a licensed PE and be responsible for the geotechnical analysis and design of infrastructure projects including but not limited to roadways, retaining walls, bridges, buildings, dams, soils and rock slopes, asphalt and concrete pavements, etc. Opportunities will exist to participate in high profile infrastructure projects in the Southeast and across the United States (travel is required for site visits). They will also review boring logs, laboratory data, and design plans for a variety of geotechnical tasks such as slope stability, driven piles and drilled shafts, and also provide project specific analysis for sites with seismic considerations, including liquefaction potential, slide remediation, ground improvement and others. They will prepare drawings, specifications, and geotechnical reports, and also be expected to coordinate with project managers to implement measures to successfully meet all project goals and objectives. On a day-to-day basis, we'll expect the Geotechnical EI to:

  • Travel throughout the Southeast to perform oversight of drilling operations, including logging and classifying soil and rock materials in accordance with applicable standards
  • Set up field exploration programs and coordinate with subcontractors
  • Conduct field inspections of construction activities, including earthwork and foundation installations
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills
  • Be capable of working independently or in a team environment assisting senior geotechnical staff
  • Perform assignments exercising judgement in evaluation, selection, and modification of standard engineering techniques and procedures
Required Qualifications

BS in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or related technical discipline required

0-3 years of geotechnical-related engineering experience; entry-level candidates will be considered

EI or GIT (Geologist in Training) certification or the ability to obtain within 12 months required; candidates without their EI or GIT will initially be titled 'Geotechnical Designer'

Must have a knowledge of soil mechanics

Must have a familiarity with geotechnical engineering software and Microsoft office programs

Must be willing to travel (up to 50%) throughout the Southeast, mainly NC, SC, VA, and GA

Must have strong oral and written communication skills

An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

MS or Master of Civil Engineering with geotechnical concentration preferred

Familiarity with CADD software (MicroStation) preferred

Local candidates are preferred

Why HDR

At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.
More Information on HDR
HDR operates in the Greentech industry. The company is located in Omaha, NE, Anchorage, AK, Phoenix, AZ, Tuscon, AZ, Irvine, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Sacramento, CA, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Colorado Springs, CO, Denver, CO, Englewood, CO, Washington, DC, Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, Tallahassee, FL, Tampa, FL, Atlanta, GA, Honolulu, HI, Boise, ID, Chicago, IL, Des Moines, IA, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, Baton Rouge, LA, Boston, MA, Portland, ME, Fulton, MD, Ann Arbor, MI, Minneapolis, MN, Kansas City, MO, St Louis, MO, Lincoln, NE, Las Vegas, NV, Reno, NV, Albuquerque, NM, New York, NY, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, Cleveland, OH, Columbus, OH, Portland, OR, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, North Charleston, SC, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, Bellevue, WA, Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA and Virginia Beach, VA. HDR was founded in 2021. It has 11170 total employees. To see all 146 open jobs at HDR, click here.
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