Black & Veatch Geotechnical Engineer 2 in Overland Park, Kansas

Geotechnical Engineer 2

KS-Overland Park


Date published:13-Jan-2019

Opportunity:Experienced Hire

Business Line:Power

Business Plan:ENG


Primary Purpose:

Under close supervision, performs engineering functions requiring knowledge and experience in geotechnical engineering principles. This level builds on experience gained as Engineer1 by either obtaining more educational depth in specific subject area with the expectation that assignments are larger and more complex, or by gaining work experience in more subject areas.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Engineering Standards: Continues to learn and remains current on departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and B&V policies and procedures. Applies to assigned tasks as appropriate.

Quality / Continuous Improvement: Continues developing knowledge and complies with B&V quality program relative to assigned tasks. Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts.

Engineering Production: Prepares complex geotechnical engineering deliverables. Performs research and develops recommendations for geotechnical design recommendations and construction considerations. Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering work. Prepares engineering calculations following standard methods and principles. Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements.

Project Coordination: Seeks out supervisor or project leadership to share information and gain guidance with respect to details of design and interdisciplinary coordination. Coordinates with others as assigned by supervisor or project leadership.

Client Focus: Focuses on the needs of internal clients (project team leadership) while attempting to gain basic understanding of external client's main interests and drivers. May provide support to business development or pursuit activities. Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: Shares current knowledge of latest technology and processes.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 1 year related work experience All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

• Prefer a Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering.

• Strongly prefer PhD in Geotechnical Engineering.

• Prefer seismic hazard and response analysis with liquefaction and lateral spread experience.

• Learning on the Fly

• Problem Solving

• Intellectual Horsepower

• Written Communications

• Drive For Results

• Decision Quality

• Informing

• Listening

• Dealing with Ambiguity.

• Basic knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline.

Software Qualifications:

• Microsoft Suite

• Ensoft LPile and Shaft

• GeoStudio Slope/w, Seep/W, Sigma/W

• Plaxis Suite 2D and 3D

• Foundation Analysis & Design (MFAD)

• Rocscience Settle (formerly Settle 3D)

• Strata (site response)

• SigmaSpectra (hazard response)

• Deepsoil (site response)

• SeismoSoft – SeismoMatch (spectral matching and time history)

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