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Jacobs Geotechnical Tunnel Engineer in Portland, Oregon

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Your Impact:

As Career Level Geotechnical Tunnel Engineer, you will be joining the No. 1 Trenchless Design firm in North America and align with our global Tunnel & Ground Engineering practice. You will lead geotechnical tunneling and trenchless tasks and provide leadership to tunneling and trenchless staff, primarily on water and energy projects. These projects will include both conventional design-bid-build projects, as well as design-build 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 tunneling and trenchless 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 tunnel 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.

Technical skills that are required to serve in this 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, and consolidation) and rock;

  • Inspection of tunneling and trenchless works, shafts and deep excavations;

  • Analysis of laboratory testing results and determination of geotechnical design parameters.

  • Design of earth and rock retaining structures, ground improvement, embankment and cut slopes, tunneling and ground support methods, and both soft and hard rock tunnels and shafts;

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

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

  • Preparation of design drawings and specifications.

In addition, you must be able to:

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

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

  • Possess an outgoing and positive attitude, are dependable and meet all assigned project deadlines.

  • Display strong communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with multiple deadlines.

  • Drive ownership of health & safety in all aspects of project execution, office and personal environments.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering

  • M.S in Geotechnical or Tunnel Engineering

  • At least 10 years of tunneling or trenchless consulting experience with transportation, water, or energy facilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • PE license

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