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HNTB New Grad Geotechnical Engineer I - January 2023 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

What We're Looking For

The time is right to join HNTB! We are seeking December 2022 new grads for a Geotechnical Engineer I position in our Baton Rouge or New Orleans offices.

The successful candidate will assist with geotechnical engineering tasks to support the design and inspection of foundations, retaining structures, slopes, channels, levees, dams, and other earth- and rock-supported elements.

The HNTB geotechnical practice provides services for multimodal transportation and civil works infrastructure including bridges, roadways, retaining structures, flood risk management, rail and transit, water resource projects, airports, stadiums, and major utility projects. The position may also offer opportunities for cross-discipline design and inspection tasks with bridge, roadway and water resource engineering sections and opportunities to support other national HNTB offices.

HNTB is a privately held, employee-owned firm, with more than 5,000 employees in 77 locations nationwide. We have over a 100-year history designing some of the largest and most complex projects transportation and civil works infrastructure in the U.S. HNTB ranked No. 1 Consultant to State DOT’s, No. 3 in Transportation and No. 11 overall in Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms for 2022.

We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team. HNTB offers competitive salaries, a collaborative learning environment, and the opportunity to work on major infrastructure projects around the county. As a member of the team, you will contribute to successful project delivery for a diverse range of projects for HNTB’s clients including state DOT's, municipalities, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Responsibilities of Geotechnical Engineer I:

  • Assist with completion of discipline engineering project elements such as reports, designs, specifications and plans

  • Assist with development of subsurface exploration and laboratory testing programs

  • Review geotechnical laboratory data and subconsultant deliverables for conformance with applicable testing and project standards

  • Correlate and interpret field and laboratory results for use in analyses

  • Prepare geotechnical analysis, design and reports for shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining systems, ground improvement procedures, embankments and cut slopes, levees and dams

  • Work closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects

  • Communicate effectively with geotechnical lead on the job, other discipline's designers and sub consultants

  • Perform construction observation of earthwork, foundation installation, wall construction and pavement construction

  • Perform operations and maintenance compliance inspections on flood control features.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Develop, interpret and evaluate subsurface exploration testing programs and laboratory testing data

  • Learn and perform geotechnical engineering analysis computations and apply AASHTO LRFD and USACE design requirements

  • Prepare engineering design reports and memoranda

  • Prepare construction documents

  • Assist geotechnical and other project-team disciplines to develop design solutions

  • Perform construction and O&M inspections

  • Execute geotechnical practice growth and self-growth

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Passes NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam or obtained Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification

  • Ability to perform office and field work. The candidate should expect to spend between 2% to 10% of their time in the field with periods of little or no field work.

  • Excellent written and strong interpersonal communication, ability to multi-task, efficient time management, work with team members remotely, and the flexibility to support multiple projects and task managers concurrently

  • Knowledge of geotechnical subsurface exploration techniques and laboratory testing procedures

  • Experience with geotechnical software (e.g., APile, GRLWEAP, SHAFT, LPile, Group, PYWall, SlopeW, SeepW, Settle3, SPW911, Shoring Suite, DeepEX) and computer aided design software (e.g., MicroStation)

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Completes assigned work within the schedule and number of hours provided.

  • Supports the preparation and modification of project reports, plans, designs, and calculations.

  • Assists in the preparation of project quantity and cost estimates.

  • Assists engineering teams with organization and administrative support of design files.

  • Supports engineering teams with various tasks and duties including but not limited to research, data collection, field investigations, development, and design of projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

Additional Information

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Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA







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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Engineering Group

ReqID: R-10949 #college