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Horizontal Directional Drilling Design Engineer

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

When our client set out to construct a 52-mile natural gas pipeline, it found 34 miles of mature hardwood-forested wetlands, cypress swamps, and bayous in its path. Significant portions of the right of way were federally protected habitat for the threatened Louisiana black bear.
The solution?
We worked with our client, landowners, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, and several state agencies to look afresh at construction methods. This delivered a cost-effective solution that could be permitted by the regulatory agencies, with additional horizontal directional drilling to avoid impacts to protected species habitat, wetlands, and water bodies.
The pipeline was successfully permitted and constructed.
We’re looking for a senior project engineer – horizontal directional drilling design to join the Mott MacDonald team. You’ll work on impressive projects like the one described above and many more. As an HDD engineer your responsibilities will include:
  • Coordinating engineering / design execution, planning, and interface and ensure that activities are completed on schedule and within the budget
  • Prepare project execution and quality plans, projects plan of works, initial projects safety review, initial projects environmental review, and project control system
  • Coordinate with project engineers and other discipline engineers and ensure consistency in execution of project management activities
  • Organize and conduct project meetings and technical and progress reviews.

You’ll have hands on responsibility designing, as well as the additional responsibilities above.

Candidate Specification

Our dedication to excellence and commitment to client satisfaction are evident in our many successful pipeline projects. Maintaining consistent, high-quality standards is essential to our continued growth and long-term involvement in the pipeline industry. We’re looking for someone to come aboard and embody this ethos. We invite applications from candidates with:
  • A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • Seven years of detailed HDD engineering design experience in one or more of the following project types: natural gas pipeline, facilities, liquids, transmission, gathering, midstream and treatment
  • A P.E. license is highly desirable
  • Possess sound judgment; highly developed management, organizational, interpersonal, presentation/training, oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in some of the following areas: HDD feasibility, reporting, geotechnical investigations, soil borings/sampling, laboratory testing parameters, conceptual and detailed design, design and construction specifications, field workspace and logistical requirements, constructability, and construction inspection
Demonstrated ability to coordinate and work with multi-disciplinary teams; and, deal with complex issues and maintain effective working relationships
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