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Geotechnical Engineer 6

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Job Details
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Company Name
CDM Smith
Physical Address

Chicago, IL 60684
Job Description


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Job Description:

CDM Smith is seeking a full time Senior Geotechnical Engineer with expertise in geotechnical engineering specifically in airfield pavement design. As a member of our Geotechnical Team you would contribute to CDM Smith’s mission by:

- Providing senior level experience with AASHTO flexible and rigid pavement design standards, Unified Facilities Criteria for Airfield Pavement Design, Unified Facilities Guide Specifications, and FAA Advisory Circulars required.

- Plan, schedule, conduct or coordinate mid to large size field and laboratory services for transportation-related projects including roadway and airfield pavement projects, embankment design and retaining structures

- Perform and/or oversee geotechnical engineering analyses and evaluations for the design of new pavements and overlays, pavement condition surveys, pavement rehabilitation, and reconstruction

- Perform and/or oversee geotechnical engineering analyses and evaluations for other project types consistent with successful applicant’s expertise. This could include: earthwork, dewatering, and excavation support; shallow/deep foundations; pipelines; dams, reservoirs, and levees; solid waste; tunneling, micro-tunneling, and pipe jacking; or geo-environmental projects

- Write engineering reports and prepare Contract Documents

- Oversee engineering services during construction on projects involving pavement design and other project types consistent with successful applicant’s expertise which could include deep foundations, support of excavations, pipelines, and tunnels

- Prepare scope, schedules and budgets for proposals

- Manage projects, subcontractors, and geotechnical staff on multi-disciplined projects and work within multi-disciplined team environment

- Directing the work of a staff of up to 5 engineers and technicians

- Acting as mentor for lower-level employees

- Maintaining liaison with individuals and units within or outside organization

- Work with clients in the public, private, and federal sectors

Job Title:

Geotechnical Engineer 6



Certification/License Requirements:

Professional Engineer

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Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Geotechnical, Civil, Mining or Geologic Engineering or related discipline. Professional engineering (PE) license.

- 10 years of related experience.

- Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering emphasis.

- Experience in all types of subsurface explorations, laboratory testing, foundation engineering, analysis, engineering report writing, preparation of contract documents.

- Excellent communication and writing skills.

- Experience in Roller-Compacted Concrete for pavements and channel/basin liner projects is a plus.

- Experience in dams, trenchless technology / tunnels, and large civil projects is a plus.

- Experience with water and wastewater projects with state, county and municipal agencies is a plus.

- Experience with staff management, project management and business development is a plus.

- 10 years of related experience in pavement design for streets, highways, and airfields. Experience with AASHTO flexible and rigid pavement design standards, Unified Facilities Criteria for Airfield Pavement Design, Unified Facilities Guide Specifications, and FAA Advisory Circulars required.

- Experience on transportation projects with municipal, state, and federal agencies

- International experience with airfield pavement is a plus.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Illinois – Chicago

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions.

Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview.

CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

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