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HNTB Geotechnical Engineer III in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What We're Looking For

The time is right to join HNTB Corporation! We are seeking candidates for a Geotechnical Engineer III position in our Milwaukee and Madison offices. The successful candidate will assist with geotechnical evaluation and computations to support design of foundations, retaining structures and other earth- and rock-supported elements. The HNTB geotechnical community provides services for bridges, highways, flood and hurricane protection systems, rail and transit projects, water resource projects, airports, stadiums, and major utility projects. The position may also offer opportunities for cross-discipline analysis and design tasks with bridge, highway and water resource engineering sections.

HNTB is a privately held, employee-owned firm, with more than 4,600 employees in 77 locations nationwide. We have a 100-year history designing some of the largest and most complex projects in the U.S. HNTB ranked No. 3 in Transportation and No. 14 overall in Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms for 2020.

We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team. HNTB offers competitive salaries, a learning environment, and the chance to work on major projects around the county.

Within the Geotechnical Engineering specialty, learn and complete specific geotechnical design analyses under general supervision. Design elements include deep foundations, earth retaining systems, ground improvement procedures, embankments and cut slopes, levees and dams.

  • Responsible for completion of discipline engineering project elements such as reports, designs, specifications and plans

  • Provide technical guidance to less experienced engineers

  • Complete geotechnical analyses, report preparation, and design efforts with minimal direction and that are responsive to project needs including design criteria, quality, schedule and budget requirements

  • Develop subsurface exploration and laboratory testing programs

  • Coordinate with subconsultants including oversight of subconsultant’s budget, deliverables, and schedule

  • 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

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

  • Develop or review specifications and plan notes related to geotechnical design elements (e.g. earthwork and foundations)

  • Provide support for design review and adhere to project quality management plan

  • 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

  • Potential opportunities for cross-discipline analysis and design tasks with bridge, highway, and water resource engineering sections

  • Position may require travel to other HNTB offices, project sites, and project offices for work assignments

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Interpret and evaluate subsurface exploration and lab testing data

  • Perform geotechnical engineering analysis computations

  • Prepare engineering Reports and Memos

  • Develop technical expertise in geotechnical specialty practice area

  • Collaborate with other project-team disciplines to develop design solutions

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (emphasis in geotechnical engineering)

  • PE with ability to obtain PE registration and license in multiple states within 1 year

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in geotechnical analyses, geotechnical field services, and report preparation

  • Knowledge of geotechnical investigation techniques and laboratory testing procedures

  • Proficient use of geotechnical software (e.g. APile, GRLWEAP, SHAFT, LPile, Group, PYWall, SlopeW, SeepW, Settle3, SP911,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.

  • Assist in the development of project specifications.

  • Responsible for development of discipline specific engineering project elements/deliverables such as reports, designs, and plans.

  • Aids in the coordination and productivity of project team members.

  • Provides technical guidance to less experienced engineering project team members.

  • Works closely with other disciplines and on multi-discipline projects.

  • Performs quality control reviews of discipline - specific engineering project elements/deliverables.

  • Assists with coordination and planning of schedules, hours, and distribution of work within discipline.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 4 years of relevant experience

  • Master’s degree in Engineering and 3 year of relevant experience

  • PhD in Engineering and 2 years of relevant experience

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Madison, WI, Milwaukee, WI (East Wisconsin Avenue)







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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Engineering Group

ReqID: R-11251