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Graduate geotechnical engineer – 2023

Job Description

Our Bay Area offices are hiring for an entry level engineer to work in our growing geotechnical practice. You will be responsible for support mid- and senior level engineers for projects throughout the Bay Area. You will be responsible for the following:
  • Working with project teams on geotechnical engineering projects that involve field work, data evaluation and engineering analysis;
  • Performing field tasks such as test boring logging, testing supervision and construction monitoring;
  • Scoping and assisting in implementation of field programs;
  • Observing and monitoring the execution of subsurface investigations and testing programs appropriate for design and construction of infrastructure projects including bridges, pavements, ports, water/wastewater and other geo-structures;
  • Conducting technical analyses/calculations including liquefaction evaluation, static and seismic slope stability, settlement, and deep and shallow foundation bearing capacity;
  • Preparing borehole logs, field reports, and assisting with the preparation of reports, plans and specifications.

Candidate Specification

Mott MacDonald provides innovative and cost-effective engineering solutions throughout North America for various sectors. The ideal entry level engineer for our geotechnics practice will have the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or equivalent, required;
  • Master’s degree in geotechnical engineering preferred;
  • 0-2 years of experience with a geotechnical concentration in both design and field operations;
  • Field experience logging soil and rock as well as log preparation and construction inspection/oversight;
  • Familiarity with geotechnical software such as: Plaxis, GeoStudio packages/Slide, Ensoft packages, DEEPSOIL, Flac
  • Strong communication, problem solving and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • EIT (preferred) or ability to obtain one within 6 months.
  • Proven writing skills such as in papers or reports
Salary Range: $71,000 - $81,000
Benefits: 401k, medical, dental and vision insurance, STD/LTD disability, holiday, vacation and sick time, parental leave and company paid life insurance

Job Profile

Here at Mott MacDonald, we are experts in engineering, management, and development services supporting multisector project work in over 150 countries. One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver exceptional outcomes through the connected thinking of our 16,000+ talented consultants. Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of all of our sectors which, in North America include Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation, and Water.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status or disability status.

Hybrid working policy
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team, and personal commitments. We offer a hybrid working policy that embraces your well-being, flexibility, and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunity to contribute.

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