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Houston TX Full Time Posted: Saturday, 9 November 2019
 
 
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Requisition ID: 221387

Geotechnical engineering specialist to lead and support geotechnical engineering activities for multiple OG&C projects/studies/proposals executed out of the Houston, TX office, which include LNG terminals, oil refineries, and other chemical facilities. The successful candidate may also be asked to support projects executed by the Infrastructure GBU (rail, airports, fossil and renewable power), Mining & Metals GBU (alumina refineries, aluminum smelters, copper concentrators), and NS&E GBU (nuclear power, government services). The position will be part of the Geotechnical & Hydraulic Engineering Services (G&HES) group and will be based in Houston, TX. The successful candidate is expected to work independently, but will report to and receive technical supervision and functional oversight from an Engineering Group Supervisor or others depending on the nature of work task. The successful candidate will be required to supervise and direct the work of a team of G&HES engineers working on the assigned project, manage budget and schedule, and coordinate work tasks with the project Civil, Structural and Architectural (CSA) group, other engineering disciplines, and other functions.

The position requires working on multiple projects/studies at any given time, preparing subsurface investigations for new and existing facilities, technically directing the work in the field, assigning laboratory tests, and developing geotechnical parameters based on the results of the investigation. Responsiblities include studying site development stratergies and most suitable type of ground improvement and foundation type for the project facilities, performing and/or checking geotechnical analyses such as stability of soil and rock slopes, bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, lateral earth pressures, and axial and lateral pile capacities. Responsibilities also include preparation and/or checking of geotechnical engineering reports and presenting the results of the investigations and reports to members of the project team. Work will also involve communication on geotechnical issues with the project team during the engineering design stage of the project. During the construction phase of projects, responsibilities will include overview of earthwork operations, monitoring of pile installation and load testing, inspection of critical foundation subgrade, and monitoring of ground improvement. The work may also involve interfacing with and/or providing oversight of outside geotechnical consultants hired by Bechtel or the Owner to perform these tasks.

Work will require travel to project sites on short and long-term assignments. Travel may also be required to other Bechtel offices and job sites in and outside the United States.

Position Skills (Indicate key skills and experience to further define the position. Proficiency levels range from lowest to highest: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert. For lists of Skills and Skill Groups in SAP, see the document on BecWeb - http://147.1.23.197/Forms/Employment/Employment.htm#Org )

Skill Group

Skill

Proficiency Level

Geotechnical Engineering

Site and Subsurface Investigation

Advanced

Geotechnical Engineering

Foundation Design and Analysis

Advanced

Geotechnical Engineering

Earthworks

Advanced

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Ground Improvement

Soil and/or Rock Slope Stability

Advanced

Advanced

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Field Construction Support

Excavation Support

Advanced

Advanced

Geotechnical Engineering

Pile Design, Installation and Testing

Advanced

Geotechnical Engineering

Machine Foundations

Intermediate

Geotechnical Engineering

Seismic Soil Liquefaction

Intermediate

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical analysis of Marine Structures

Intermediate

Groundwater

Construction Dewatering

Intermediate

Office Automation

Microsoft Word

Intermediate

Office Automation

Microsoft Excel

Intermediate

Office Automation

Microsoft Outlook

Intermediate

Office Automation

Microsoft PowerPoint

Intermediate

Automation Skills

Office and Technical

Intermediate

Grade 26: An M.S. degree in Geotechnical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years of working experience in that field or a person with a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering and minimum 5 years of experience is needed. Professional registration is required.

Grade 27: An M.S. degree in Geotechnical Engineering with a minimum of 15 years of working experience in that field or a person with a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering and minimum 10 years of experience is needed. Professional registration is required.

Should be familiar with computer applications such as (or equivalent to) Plaxis, LPILE, GROUP, SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, GRLWEAP, gINT, and have a working knowledge of building codes applicable to the oil and gas industry.

Must demonstrate strong verbal and written skills to communicate with team in preparation of reports, memos, calculations, specifications and other forms of documentation. Must be familiar with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Should be willing and have the ability to travel to and remain at jobsites in the United States and overseas on short- and long-term assignments. Must have legal right to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right-no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


Houston TX, United States of America
Engineering
Bechtel
Bechtel
JS221387-EN_US
11/9/2019 5:46:06 AM

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