Geotechnical Engineer 2

at CDM Smith in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

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CDM Smith, a multi-national employee-owned engineering design and consulting firm, is seeking a full time Geotechnical Engineer Grade 2 to support various projects primarily throughout New England and New York. At CDM Smith you will have the opportunity to grow your career as part of a team of technical experts working on challenging projects in Environment, Industry, Commercial, Transportation, and Water. Interested candidates can be based out of our offices in Providence, RI, Latham, NY, Chelmsford, MA or Boston, MA.

The role of this position includes such tasks as:

- Providing full-service design and construction services on geotechnical and geo-environmental projects including foundations, pipelines, tunnels, dams and levees, slurry walls, sheet pile walls, dredging, capping, solidification, lagoon closures, landfills, and industrial waste impoundments.

- Conduct field and laboratory investigations for a wide range of project types.

- Perform geotechnical engineering analyses and evaluations for geo-environmental studies and design.

- Assist with preparing engineering reports and contract documents.

- Provide engineering services during construction.

- Work as an integrated member of a multi-disciplined team on complex civil works projects.

- Demonstrate good writing and communications skills and ability to work with clients in the public and private sectors.

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Geotechnical Engineer 2



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Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Geotechnical, Civil, Mining or Geologic Engineering or related discipline.

- 1 year of related experience.

- Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

- Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering emphasis preferred.

- Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) certification.

- Experience in subsurface explorations, laboratory testing, foundation engineering, analysis, engineering report writing, preparation of contract documents.

- Experience with geotechnical engineering software GeoStudio or UTEXAS, LPile and gINT is a plus.

- Working knowledge of AutoCAD is a plus.

- Some experience in dams, tunnels, seismic design, or geo-environmental projects is a plus.

- 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training is a plus.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

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Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

United States – Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions.

Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview.

CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

U.S. Vaccine Status:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) are committed to your health and safety. CDM Smith and its employees adhere to all applicable government and client COVID-19 requirements.

Additional Compensation:

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

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Job Posting: JC214575709

Posted On: May 27, 2022

Updated On: Apr 14, 2023

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