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Project Engineer - Geotechnical

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

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, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Our geotechnical team is seeking a Project Engineer with a geotechnical background for our Iselin, NJ office. You will work with a team of geotechnical engineers leading the production efforts of public and private geotechnical projects.

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and manage geotechnical investigations comprising test borings, cone penetrometer test soundings, test pits and installation of piezometers, wells and geotechnical instrumentation. If required observe and monitor field investigations.
  • Evaluate information obtained from geotechnical instrumentation.
  • Develop laboratory and field testing programs.
  • Compile and evaluate collected field and laboratory test data; prepare exploration plans information summaries and exploration logs.
  • Perform geotechnical analysis addressing: slope stability, settlement and consolidation, surcharge and ground improvement, shallow foundations (mats and footings), drilled piers; and, pile design (compressive, lateral and uplift capacities).
  • Assist with the preparation of written geotechnical reports; develop written narratives.
  • Manage staff who would observe and monitor earthwork and compaction, excavation support, footing subgrade preparation, drilled shaft and pile installation.
  • Prepare geotechnical foundation construction reports.

Candidate Specification

  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering plus a Master degree in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey. Registration in additional states a plus.
  • Ideally will possess 5-10 years of professional experience with a minimum of three years of field experience with geotechnical investigations and construction monitoring.
  • Office experience with investigation coordination and assisting in geotechnical report writing.
  • Desired field experience in: driven and drilled pile construction, footings subgrade and backfill inspection, and excavation support system design and construction inspection.
  • Experience in assisting project manager with field work coordination and project management support a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical capabilities.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and in a team environment.
  • Some field work is required.
  • Possess reliable transportation to access job sites and a valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Ideally will have experience with computer programs including LPILE, SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, PLAXIS, AutoCAD, gINT and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ideally will possess a certificate documenting OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training.
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