Senior Design Specialist - Geotechnical - Turner Engineering Group

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: Full-Time


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Position Description:

critical geotechnical engineering analysis and input to lead and perform
technical reviews, mitigate potential design risk, identify and solve construction
challenges, and generate optimization opportunities for pursuit and execution
of design-build and design-bid-build system projects.

Reports To:

President-Structural Engineering and Chief Geotechnical Engineer of Turner
Engineering Group

Essential Duties and

  • Leads
    and performs advanced technical reviews of projects to assess constructability,
    examine design details, perform quantity takeoffs, and recommend construction
    sequencing and logistics.

  • Review
    and evaluate project specific designs, program intent, contractual obligations,
    division of responsibilities, and deliverables.

  • Review
    and assess project documentation such as geotechnical engineering reports,
    seismic hazard reports, drawings, basis of design documents, specifications,
    calculations, and shop drawings.

  • Analyze
    elements of the subsurface investigations, geotechnical recommendations,
    foundation systems, and temporary construction systems (excavation support,
    dewatering, underpinning, etc.) developed to date, establish sufficiency of
    design, and identify means of optimizing design and construction components.

  • Leads
    development of potential solutions to the design/construction team and presents
    for design optimization, risk management challenges, and constructability

  • Provide
    review and guidance for project non-conformances and operations issues.

  • Documents
    geotechnical review activities in formal report formats, technical memoranda, Bluebeam
    Studio sessions, and spreadsheet-based comment lists.

  • Present
    all findings to project team and track implementation into overall design,
    follows major elements into construction.

  • Establish
    constructive and effective relationships with internal and external project
    team members, subcontractors, and clients to facilitate understanding and
    influence design and project development.

  • Partners
    with linked design disciplines, e.g. structural, architecture, code-compliance,
    building envelope and fa?ade, MEFP, vertical transportation, acoustics, and
    fire to improve the coordination of design concepts.

  • Develop
    cost proposals and scope of work for requested deliverables, develop
    appropriate estimate of hours for tasks.

  • Weekly
    assembly of summary of activities and workload, identify bandwidth of staff
    hour availability.

  • Leads
    project-specific team of other specialists including other disciplines as required.

  • Business
    Development responsibilities, including meeting with design teams, developers,
    and Business Units to identify our abilities for potential opportunities.


M.S. in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) with a minimum of ten
years of industry experience as a practicing Geotechnical Engineer; must be
licensed as a Professional Engineer. ?Must
have the ability to think and write in a highly structured manner while also
having the required creativity to develop specialized solutions and
anticipating potential challenges and opportunities.? Must have demonstrated experience leading
small to moderately sized teams of geotechnical engineers and managing

Enjoy working in an
interdisciplinary team environment.? Must
have design experience on a diverse array of projects through all phases of
design and construction. Experience with leading peer reviews and/or due
diligence studies. Projects will be located throughout the U.S. and
approximately 25% travel is expected. ?Experience
with using design software for geotechnical analysis (LPILE, Slide7, Settle3D,
Plaxis2D, ShoringSuite, CPe-IT, MathCAD, etc.), general collaboration software
(i.e. Bluebeam Studio) and operation of 3D and BIM software (e.g. Navisworks,
AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp). ?Experience
with U.S. building design codes and material specific standards. Good
understanding of structural mechanics and structural engineering principles is required.? Able to effectively and clearly communicate
in a professional environment via verbal and written means. Knowledge of geotechnical
and foundation system costs and procurement processes.

Continued development of
expertise and awareness of innovations in the industry; demonstrable expertise
in one or more specific types of geotechnical analysis or major construction
techniques (e.g. numerical analysis, seismic hazard analysis, specialty
foundations, ground improvement, etc.). Experience with seismic hazard analysis
and construction vibrations is a big plus.

Geotechnical Construction
Engineering Requirements:

Specific expertise in geotechnical and heavy-civil construction required with
demonstrable professional and construction experience in the geotechnical/geostructural
construction engineering sector.? Direct
experience in geotechnical/geostructural construction required, with broad
geographic basis of practice preferred.?
Experience with design-build delivery of deep foundations, excavation support
systems, ground improvement, earthwork, and construction dewatering required,
including means and methods of installation, cost estimation, QA-QC, and
remediation.? Experience in performance-based
design, static and dynamic numerical analysis, assessment and retrofit of existing
buildings and foundation systems (ASCE 41), construction claims, and forensic
studies preferred.?

Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities/ sexual orientation / gender identity.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Associated topics: earthquake, geologist, geophysicist, hydrogeologist, hydrologist, metallurgist, probe, survey, surveyor, topographic survey

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