Geotechnical Engineer / EIT at HDR (Pittsburgh, PA)

| Pittsburgh, PA
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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.

Primary Responsibilities

HDR is seeking a staff-level Geotechnical Engineer to join our Pittsburgh or Plymouth Meeting, PA, office in our Transportation Business Group performing design duties related to HDR's bridge and roadway design projects, as well as ancillary geotechnical design services for our energy and water resources business groups. The primary duties for this position include performing subsurface investigations and evaluations for developing geotechnical design recommendations, and assisting in the preparation of design plans and specifications for construction. More-specific duties include developing subsurface investigation and laboratory testing programs; performing filed test boring inspection activities when required; performing shallow and deep foundation analyses, slope stability analyses, and subgrade evaluations; assisting in design and development of soil and rock cut slope designs; and, preparation of geotechnical engineering reports and other reporting documents. Abilities at this level with task/project management functions and preparation of technical and price estimates are a plus. The candidate should be capable of working independently and accurately under general supervision of senior-level Geotechnical Engineers and/or Geologists.

Keyword(s): Geotechnical Engineer or Geological Engineer


Required Qualifications

BSCE (Geotechnical Engineering)

MSCE preferred, or ongoing coursework toward Degree.

PE or EIT with short-term eligibility to take PE exam. Candidates hired without their PE will have the title "Geotechnical EIT".

2+ years of geotechnical design experience required.

PennDOT Test Boring Inspection certification preferred, or short-term ability to take test.

Perform drilling inspection for PennDOT, PTC, WVDOH, and other governmental and private projects, when required.

Experience with MS Office, gINT, STABL/Slide, LPILE, Slope/W, GRLWEAP, and other typical Geotechnical software preferred.

PennDOT design experience required. PTC and WVDOH experience a plus.

Experience with Alternative Delivery (Design-Build) is a plus.

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


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 2022. It has 11170 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 133 open jobs at HDR, click here.
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