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$82k-103k (estimate)
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WSP USA is Hiring a Senior Geotechnical Engineer Near BROOKTREE,

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 
As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe. 

This Opportunity

WSP is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to work in our Pittsburgh-area office located in Wexford, Pennsylvania.

Your Impact

  • Support and manage projects, with an emphasis on geotechnical engineering, design, and monitoring.
  • Prepare documents and review those prepared by junior staff, including engineering drawings, specifications, work plans, calculations, and cost estimates.
  • Scope, budget, execute, and interpret field work, reconnaissance, geotechnical instrumentation, and subsurface explorations, with senior technical advice and review.
  • Prepare geotechnical recommendations reports.
  • Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements, analysis of geotechnical data, and reporting.
  • Perform professional geotechnical engineering work and conduct research and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, including subsurface investigations, soil foundation engineering, settlement analysis, soil erosion, lateral earth pressures, geological hazards, earth retention, and slope stability to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, construction, or operating permits for oil and gas, commercial, industrial, building, environmental, infrastructure, and transportation projects.
  • Develop construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates; preparing construction safety and phasing plans that require coordination with owners, other disciplines, sub-consultants, and clients.
  • Develop or incorporate advanced modeling techniques, concept development, design requirements, and operating strategies to complete geotechnical engineering design projects.
  • Work as an individual or as part of a cross-functional team of engineers, planners, and scientific professionals to execute project work on multiple concurrent projects that may include: foundations, slopes, retaining structures, embankments, and other systems that are made or supported by soil or rock, calculating costs and quantities of material/equipment/labor, and ensuring project work conforms with specifications, permit applications, compliance documentation, and regulatory and technical analysis memos.
  • Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, accurate reports, sketches, calculations, and illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of data, findings, or analyses.
  • Provide guidance and training to entry-level geotechnical engineers.
  • Prepare technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, and recommendations to improve, prevent, control, restore, or address design and/or construction issues or opportunities.
  • Prepare and implement site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).
  • Comply with regulatory requirements pertaining to the data integrity, documentation, procedures, training, monitoring systems, and record compliance and retention.
  • Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, clients, drillers, and laboratory staff, in a confident and professional manner.
  • Remain current in latest geotechnical engineering techniques and practices.
  • Handle equipment, including maintenance, calibration to operational and regulatory requirements, and ability to lift and move approximately 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • 5 to 7 years of relevant post education experience in engineering and prior geotechnical design experience.
  • Engineer in Training Certification.
  • Proficient demonstrated knowledge of geotechnical engineering including design of deep foundations, shallow foundations, evaluating slope stability, seismic engineering, retaining wall design, earth retention, rock mechanics, settlement, ground improvement techniques, support of excavation, dewatering, mine/void grouting, and geotechnical instrumentation.
  • Experience with infrastructure planning, design, and construction management; including active involvement in a variety of rehabilitation and new design projects.
  • Proficient understanding of the disciplines of rock and soil mechanics to investigate subsurface and geologic conditions to design foundations, earth retention, pavement sub-grades, drainage, and buttress systems.
  • Working knowledge of relevant remediation, permitting, improvement, and construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
  • Ability to make technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.
  • Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including scoping, and tracking hours and expenses for project work.
  • Ability to plan and conduct inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of facilities or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
  • Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software (i.e., Slide, LPile, etc.), technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.
  • Developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
  • Ability to assertively direct others in the field such as subcontractors, drillers, and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Professional Licensure/Certification in Appalachian States.
  • Experience managing small to mid-size projects.
  • Basic First Aid and Adult CPR training desired.
  • A member of and/or actively participating in local professional practice organizations.


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