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Jacobs Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Bellevue, Washington

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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Your Impact:

As Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will lead geotechnical tasks and provide leadership to geotechnical staff primarily on alternate delivery transportation projects. These projects will include both conventional design-bid-build projects, as well as design-build and public-private partnership (PPP) projects.

Your responsibilities will include leading projects in the development and implementation of geotechnical field exploration and laboratory testing programs, geotechnical analyses, preparation of geotechnical data and design reports, development of earthwork specifications, and providing support during project construction. Each day, you will have the opportunity to follow projects from concept development through the construction phase with our engineers. You should have a desire to grow personally as well as professionally with each geotechnical engineering job.

This position requires a geotechnical engineer who has a keen interest in mentoring junior staff, who wants to function as part of a large interdisciplinary design team, who can interact with our existing and perspective clients, who can provide support to business development efforts, and who will assist the regional business group and geotechnical leadership in advancing the technical capabilities of the regional office and global geotechnical group. This position could include serving as an operational lead to other geotechnical engineers.

Technical skills that are required to serve in this geotechnical role include, but are not necessarily limited to, knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Exploration methods (soil and rock borings, test pits, CPT probes, seismic geophysical testing), geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring, and laboratory testing for soil (classification, strength, consolidation, and cyclic) and rock;

  • Inspection of earth retaining structures, deep foundations (drilled shafts and driven piles), tunnels, foundation subgrade, and shallow foundations;

  • Design of shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, above and below ground tanks, pipelines, embankment and cut slopes, and ground improvement;

  • Earthquake hazard evaluations, including liquefaction assessments, site-specific ground response analyses, and development of design spectra;

  • Preparation of technical reports, data reports, and baseline reports

  • Computer programs including SETTLE3D, GRLWEAP, LPILE, SLIDE or SLOPE, SHAFT, DRIVEN, MATHCAD, FB-Multipier, PLAXIS, and FLAC;

  • Direct experience executing alternate delivery projects;

  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with other discipline leads;

  • Staff mentoring; and

  • Preparation of design drawings and specifications.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering

  • M.S/Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering

  • At least 12 years of geotechnical consulting experience with transportation, water, and energy facilities

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with alternate delivery projects

  • PE license

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.