Earthworks / Geotechnical / Marine Engineer

Job Title: Earthworks / Geotechnical / Marine Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Spring, United States
Salary: competitive
Start Date: 2018-09-20
Reference: BH-90180
Contact Name: Simmie Colson
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 21, 2018 17:24

Job Description

Earthworks / Geotechnical / Marine Engineer

Location: Houston, TX and Construction Site (Port Arthur, TX Area). Approximate 25%/75% time split.

Duration: 4-5 years

Start Date: November 2018


The Earthworks / Geotechnical Engineer is responsible for providing engineering coordination and expertise to the project engineering team during the Detailed Design and Execution phases to ensure the design and installation meets the project’s safety, quality, and operability requirements. The role requires significant coordination with both the EPC Contractor and the CSC, consistent with the established Functional Engagement Plan. The position may serve as the lead Company engineering representative at site when the Area Lead Brownfield is not present. Candidate needs to be a forward looking professional, able to advise and assist contractor during design and execution.


Responsibilities of the Earthworks / Geotechnical Engineer shall include the following:

• Develops, implements, and stewards compliance to the Engineering Surveillance Plans, ensuring that the defined level of deliverable review and associated reporting requirements are met

• Participates in Engineering Design Audits as required

• Ensures completion and adequacy of the Geotechnical Report and geotechnical design basis

• Works closely with Early Site Works and Brownfield Superintendent-Construction

• Provides onsite surveillance and ensures quality control of the site grade raise, levee construction, piling installation, and MOF construction

• Coordinates review of Marine and Dredging work with CSC as needed

• Interfaces with CONTRACTOR QA/QC personnel to address quality issues

• Interfaces with CONTRACTOR for field level design change proposals, e.g., scope, costs, etc.

• Interfaces with Civil / Structural Lead in overseas office

• Serves as Company lead site engineer during early stages of execution

• Serves as day-to-day interface with CONTRACTOR’s site engineering team

• Point of contact to ensure compliance with all FERC permits/requirements and code compliance

as listed in the Regulatory Compliance Register for Seismic and Earthworks issues

• Helps develop Early Career Professionals in Earthworks construction related activities


• Broad and extensive knowledge of Design standards, specifications, codes, and appropriate safety criteria

• Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Civil and/or Geotechnical engineering

• 10+ years of closely related professional experience carrying out detail design activities

• 10+ years of closely related professional experience carrying out field execution activities

• Expert level competency with Microsoft Office suite of programs, especially Excel and PowerPoint

• Excellent communication skills and ability to read, write, and speak fluent English

• Knowledge of Dredging and Marine Survey Work (e.g. Hydrographic surveys)

• Knowledge of Brownfield work and Work Management Systems

• MUST have Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card or be able to obtain within 30 days upon hiring