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Geotechnical EIT/Designer Job in Columbus, Ohio US

Geotechnical EIT/Designer


Posted: 5/14/2024 - Expires: 8/12/2024

Job ID: 273439572


Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

HDR is seeking a Geotechnical EIT/Designer to support our expanding civil works section within our Pennsylvania and Ohio offices. This individual will be a member of the multi-disciplinary, PA/OH/WV Water Group team and perform geotechnical engineering for local and national dams, levees, and civil works projects as well as performing geotechnical engineering for other infrastructure projects.

The candidate will have experience in the field of geotechnical engineering analysis and design with a focus on hydraulic structures under USACE and/or FERC geotechnical design criteria. In the role of Geotechnical EIT you will:

Primary Duties:

Work under the direction of a licensed PE and be responsible for the geotechnical analysis and design of water infrastructure projects principally including earthen embankment dams, levees, underseepage mitigation features, and soil and rock slopes. Evaluation of features may also include, but is not limited to roadways, raining walls, bridges and building foundations.
Review boring logs, laboratory data and design plans for a variety of geotechnical tasks such as slope stability, settlement analysis, construction recommendations, etc.;
Work on shallow and deep foundation design, such as driven piles and drilled shafts;
Provide project specific analysis of liquefaction potential with seismic considerations, slide remediation, ground improvement, and others;
Prepare drawings, specifications, and foundation reports for geotechnical projects, and be expected to coordinate with project managers to implement measures to successfully meet all project goals and objectives;
Travel is required to perform project work on an as-needed basis; and
This position will focus primarily on water projects (dams, levees, and civil works).
Perform other duties as needed.

Required Qualifications:

BS Civil Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering required.
EIT or ability to obtain within 12 months. Candidates hired without their EIT will have the title "Geotechnical Designer".
Experience with MS Office and software applications.
An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree preferred.
Familiarity with geotechnical engineering software (GeoStudios, Ensoft, GRLWEAP, gINT).
Previous geotechnical-related engineering experience.
Local candidates are preferred.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time away, parental leave, paid holidays, a retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonus and tuition reimbursement. The expected compensation range for this position is $60,265 - $81,535 annually depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.

Primary Location: United States-Ohio-Columbus

Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

BusinessClass: Dams Levees Civil Works
Job Posting: Jan 19, 2024

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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Applied Math: 5
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