Arcadis, is currently searching for an experienced Principal Geotechnical Engineer, with a minimum of 15 years’ experience focused on dams, levees, flood walls, spillways, outlet works, pump stations, and other hydraulic structures, to support our Dams and Hydraulic Structures Practice in the which is part of the Water Division’s – Water Management/Hydraulic Structures team. We are growing and looking for resources in the New York City Area, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Gulf Coast, or San Francisco Area.
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Supervising and scheduling geotechnical engineering staff and providing technical direction, oversight, and detail checking of geotechnical calculations.
- Conducting inspections and engineering assessments, participating in Potential Failure Modes Analyses, risk assessments, feasibility studies, and evaluation of rehabilitation alternatives for dams, spillways, outlet works, and other hydraulic structures.
- Planning and conducting field exploration and laboratory testing programs for dams, levees, flood walls, spillways, and other hydraulic structures.
- Performing geotechnical analyses, technical reports, and design for dams, levees, and ancillary structures, including but not limited to seepage analysis, static and seismic stability analysis, liquefaction analysis, foundation and settlement analysis, laterally loaded deep foundations, filter compatibility analysis, seepage remediation, and ground modification.
- Design and analyses of dams and other heavy civil and earthen structures and preparing design/bid packages for permitting/construction, and coordinating and overseeing construction administration, and inspection services.
- Designing installation and data evaluation for instrumentation systems at dams, levees, spillways, outlet works, and slopes.
- Supporting business development activities for the Dams and Hydraulic Structures Practice, including, but not limited to client meetings and presentations, preparation of SOQ materials, and preparation of proposals.
- Relevant experience with the current state-of-the-practice techniques for:
- Geotechnical field investigation and laboratory testing
- Geotechnical analyses for dams, levees, cofferdams, and foundations for other hydraulic structures, including but not limited to seepage, static and seismic stability analysis, liquefaction analysis, deformation analysis, foundation and settlement analysis.
- Geotechnical analyses for shallow and deep foundations including bearing capacity and settlement analysis, axially and laterally loaded deep foundations, retaining structures, earth anchors, ground modification, and seismic analysis and design.
- Evaluation and design of remedial measures for existing dams, levees, flood management projects, and ancillary structures
- Experience with managing project teams and collaborating with other technical disciplines.
- Experience with business development and proposal preparation.
- Detail oriented, with experience in preparing design calculations and drawings, and accustomed to producing high quality work.
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to fluently communicate to clients and present technical information.
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Bachelor’s degree with master’s degree preferred in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, or related field.
- Licensed Professional Engineer.
- A minimum of 15+ years of geotechnical experience with emphasis on the investigation and analysis of dams and reservoirs, levees, locks, hydropower, river and coastal flood management projects, and other heavy civil projects.
- Familiarity with the techniques for conducting Potential Failure Modes Analyses and Risk Assessments, is a plus, but not required.
- Be knowledgeable of dam and levee safety guidelines utilized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and other Federal agencies, as well as other Regional State Dam Safety agencies.
- Experience with evaluation and design of remedial measures for dams such as drains and filters, earthworks, grouting, cutoff walls, micro-pile and anchor design, ground improvement, roller compacted concrete, spillway enlargement or rehabilitation, and coffer dams.
- Experience with programs such as gINT, SEEPW, SLOPEW, CWALSHT, PYWall, and L-Pile.
- Numerical modeling using programs such as FLAC for seismic analysis of dams, levees, spillways, floodwalls, retaining structures, buildings. bridges, and other types of structures.