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Jacobs Geotechnical Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

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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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Jacobs has a great opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer to join and help grow our Herndon VA office and work with our geotechnical and tunneling practice consisting of close to 150 geotechnical engineers in 20 offices in North America. As our Geotechnical Engineer, you will have the opportunity to follow projects from the subsurface investigation and conceptual phase through the construction phase, working on traditional design-bid-build as well as design-build projects.

When you join Jacobs, you’ll participate in field assignments that will include observation of explorations (soil and rock borings, test pits, CPT soundings, geophysical testing), geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring and inspection of the construction of geotechnical structures (earth retaining structures, deep foundations, dams, tunnels, and shallow foundations).

This role will provide the opportunity to travel to and work in locations both within the USA and around the world. Under supervision, you’ll design shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, ground improvement, embankments, and cut slopes as well as perform liquefaction potential analyses.

Other responsibilities for this role include:

  • Analyzing laboratory and field testing results and select geotechnical design parameters.

  • Preparing and review technical reports, data reports, and baseline reports.

  • Familiarity with computer programs including Settle3D, Slide, FB DEEP, LPILE, Shaft, FB-MultiPier, DeepXcav, GRLWeap, Plaxis, and MathCAD to complete engineering analysis and prepare design calculations.

  • Preparing design drawings and construction specifications, and review construction submittals for compliance with contract requirements and design assumptions.

  • Working in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams across North America and the world.

  • Sharing technical knowledge across geographical boundaries to foster innovative project solutions.

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 :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

  • Masters Degree in Geotechnical Engineering

  • Previous professional experience in Geotechnical Engineering to include site characterization, deep foundation and earth retaining structure design, and in-situ stabilization

  • Ability to demonstrate a strong technical knowledge of the principles of soil mechanics, and geotechnical design, and be able to effectively work with a team of other engineers

  • Ability and desire to work in an office setting and travel when needed

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 $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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