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[Civil Engineer] Geotechnical Engineer

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Perform activities related to geotechnical engineering in support of various Savannah River Site (SRS) operating areas, as well as other areas where geotechnical design evaluation is required. These activities include but are not limited to:
• Providing geotechnical investigation direction, coordination of project geotechnical design needs and status of investigations,
• Providing facility-specific site characterization and soil property design parameters for structures and foundations,
• Assuring that geotechnical engineering project activities are conducted in compliance with SRS directives, policies, standards and procedures.
• The position requires frequent and effective interface with projects engineering and management teams, the Department of Energy and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
• The candidate is expected to be an expert in the field and speak authoritatively on geotechnical engineering issues related to SRS.


Education: BS Degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Civil Engineering is required. MS Degree and Professional Registration in the above disciplines are preferred.

Experience/Skills: Candidate must demonstrate ten (10) years experience in geotechnical characterization and analysis, have experience in liquefaction, dynamic/earthquake induced settlement, and slope stability. Candidate preferred qualifications include geologic knowledge, seismology/earthquake ground response, and knowledge/experience of soil conditions and issues at SRS (liquefaction, “soft zones”, etc.). Numerical modeling (FLAC, PLAXIS, GEO-Studio etc.) experience is preferred.

Candidate shall have good communications skills. Candidate shall have experience and good skills in work planning and scheduling, manpower forecasting and budget management. Candidate must be able to perform walk downs of the job site for the engineering work being performed.

Previous relevant experience at SRS is preferred.

Work Hours: A 40-hour work week is scheduled. SRNS utilizes various work schedules; including 5/8s (8 hours/day; five days per week), 4/10s (10 hours/day; four days per week), and 9/80s (9 hours/day five days on week A and 4 days on week B). Workweek excludes SRNS holidays. SRNS Management will determine best schedule depending on work needs. Each workday has a 30-minute unpaid lunch.

Area Security Access: Candidate must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “L” security clearance. An active DOE clearance is not initially required to perform assigned duties. After award, the selected candidate will be notified when to apply for a clearance based on specific work assignments. Candidates who have possessed an active DOE clearance (“L” or “Q”) within the past two years are preferred.

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