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Geotechnical Staff Engineer
Requisition #: 6046
Terracon Division: East Central - Eastern Midwest
Terracon Location: Lexington, KY
# of Openings: 1
Geotechnical Staff Engineer
As a Geotechnical Staff Engineer with Terracon you will perform geotechnical exploration and analyses, formulate laboratory or field investigations, evaluate respective data, and prepare proposals/reports.
An apprentice level project position requiring production and completion of projects in
field of expertise. Performs engineering calculations and developmental assignments
involving the application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria in routine to
moderately complex tasks. Consults with other technical people and supervisor on less
complex projects. Complex projects usually deferred to more senior professional level.
Abides by technical policy/procedures for carrying out daily work assignments.
Essential Functions and Duties:
Develop plans, specifications, and inspection reports as needed on assigned tasks to
see that these items are complete, accurate, and in accordance with good engineering
Is technically involved in the resolution of design problems that may include performing
field investigation or inspections, detailed design work, and detailed checking of design
computations done by others, or general coordination of specific design aspects into a
Works closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects. Has limited client
contact at staff level.
Implements technical requirements to complete client projects by directing field staff to
sample, test, and collect data and/or document on-site activities at various client sites.
Evaluates mostly routine laboratory and field data for inclusion in reports.
Outlines the required investigative program(s) by selecting the proper of various
alternative techniques to conduct site study in his/her field of expertise.
Assists in compiling the scope of work for both routine and more complex lab or field
investigations to measure and sample physical and non-physical properties of soil from a
geotechnical, geological, or environmental standpoint or the analysis of construction
• Complete safety orientation program
• Abide by safety and personal protective equipment policies
• Demonstrate safe work practices and avoid unsafe behaviors
• Drive defensively, avoid preventable accidents and always wear a seat belt
• Attend regularly scheduled safety training
• Report all unsafe conditions to your Supervisor
May direct the work of technicians, field crew, or drilling crew as necessary.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk
or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle,
or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee is occasionally required to smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or
move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
•Ability to prepare reports using Microsoft Office.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to
wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions;
extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is
usually moderate to loud.
• Overnight travel may be required with this position.
MS degree in Engineering with some minimal exposure to the consulting environment
(i.e., summer internships, co-operative positions, or part-time work while in school), or
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least 2 years experience in field of expertise; or equivalent.
• Valid driver’s license (unless arrangements have been made with approval of
Division Manager and Corporate).
• Engineer-in-Training is preferred.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Terracon requires that candidates complete a satisfactory criminal background check and pass a drug screen prior to employment.
**No Recruiters/Agencies Please**
"Terracon" collectively refers to Terracon Consultants, Inc. and its related/affiliated companies (H.C. Nutting and TSVC, Inc.). We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, handicap, age, sex, or veteran status. If an offer is extended and accepted, the new employee must pass the following requirements: drug screen, driver evaluation criteria, and verification of licenses/certifications and educational degrees.