The Field Engineer/Geologist performs field and office assignments under the supervision of the project manager and the client. Is responsible for performing field, laboratory and office procedures, tests and analyses and supports project managers for successful completion of projects. This position is responsible for several field aspects of our geotechnical-materials projects and services. Provide field coordination and liaison between different disciplines and between office staff, job site field technicians and the client.
This Field Engineer/Geologist position involves hands-on construction engineering experience to perform geotechnical logging, testing, analysis and prepares reports. Perform assignments requiring the application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering and materials testing tasks.
Applies standard practices and engineering techniques in specific situations, adjust and correlate data, recognize discrepancies in results, and follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes.
Using prescribed methods, performs specific portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer.
Assist technical staff and field crews in testing, observations and data gathering activities on project sites.
Perform additional office, laboratory or field studies and duties that may be assigned by the Project Manager.
Apply expertise in Civil/Geotechnical Field Engineering in providing technical guidance and field verification of pre-construction testing for soil and concrete improvement.
Identifies and defines problems; plans and conducts research aimed at their solution.
Quality assurance tracking and reporting.
Attends project meetings and presents specific aspects of engineering assignments and updates.
Assist in field data collection and data tracking.
Assist in plan and specification interpretation.
Assist in subcontractor management.
Assist with construction monitoring, field/laboratory sampling and testing of soil and concrete.
Ensures on time and regular attendance.
Qualifications: Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Geology from an ABET/EAC accredited institution.
1 to 2 years of relevant Engineering experience, preferred.
1 to 2 years of construction materials testing and inspection experience, preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam preferred but not required.
Strong field orientation and proven problem-solving skills.
Ability to successfully work within a team environment.
Knowledge of Civil Geotechnical Engineering systems, calculations, applications, construction methods, practices, and materials.
Thorough knowledge of regulatory standards and design criteria in the specialty area.
Proficient computer skills including the use of the Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Earth, gINT.
Ability to work independently and resolve practical problems, keeping all appropriate parties aware of issues and/or risks.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
A broad understanding of soil and concrete conditions and construction related issues as they relate to geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing services.
Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
Must be willing to work flexible schedules and overtime as needed by the department needs.
Ability to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.
Work outside for extended periods in the heat and cold.
Stand, walk and balance in irregular and uneven terrain and pavements, concrete, grass, dirt and gravel.
Must be able to operate a computer and sit for long periods of time.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range and Benefits
Competitive Salary – Commensurate with Experience
100% paid employee health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation