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Geotechnical Engineer - Jasper, IN

companyCash Waggner & Associates
locationJasper, IN 47549, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/14/2024
Civil Engineering

The Geotechnical Engineer will design foundations, retaining walls, earth dams, clay liners,

geosynthetics for waste containment, and other geotechnical structures. Assess the properties and

behavior of soil, rock, and other earth materials to support the safe and efficient design,

construction, and maintenance of infrastructure projects.


  • Manage and direct field crew activities.
  • Consult with and provide guidance to project stakeholders and managerial staff regarding engineering requirements for construction of various designs, modifications, and structural repairs.
  • Use design software and drawing tools to accurately render and communicate designs; plans and designs other necessary and related systems and structures such as transportation or hydraulics.
  • Collaborate with surveyors (or direct and participate in surveying) to establish installations or reference points, grades, elevations, and other factors that will affect construction.
  • Collaborate with various other stakeholders including civil engineers, structural engineers, architects, and construction managers.
  • Set design specifications by computing load and grade requirements, material stress factors, water flow rates, and similar parameters.
  • Plan projects based on the analysis of relevant materials such as drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, survey reports, maps, and other geologic and topographical data.
  • Draft and present reports on topics related to projects such as environmental impact statements and right-of-way descriptions.
  • Estimate materials, equipment, and labor needed to determine project costs.
  • Monitor project progress and ensure design specifications, safety, and sanitation standards are met.
  • On completion of a project, inspect, repair, and maintain the structures as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Possess an understanding and working familiarity with computer programs, geotechnical engineering software, and databases.
  • Thorough understanding of geotechnical engineering principles, practices, and tools.
  • Proficient in computer-assisted design (CAD) and other design, data recording, and analyzation software.
  • Thorough understanding of materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction or repair of foundations, retaining walls, earth dams, clay liners, geosynthetics, and other related structures.
  • Thorough understanding of safety regulations related to assigned projects.
  • Ability to identify and solve complex problems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be both creative and analytical.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and accurate.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering required, with an emphasis on Soils Mechanics, Foundations, Geotechnical Engineering, and Civil Engineering.
  • Professional Engineer licensure or ability to become licensed.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to travel to various project sites.
  • Must be able to access and navigate job sites and construction areas.


• Medical Benefits
• 401K
• Vision
• Dental
• Paid Time Off

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