Research Engineer - Research Scientist - Environment & Hazard Assessment in San Antonio, TX

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)   •  

San Antonio, TX 78201

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 56 days ago

Job Summary:

Collaborate and work as part of a team to evaluate earthquake-induced liquefaction, vibratory ground motions from earthquakes, and related detrimental consequences to critical equipment and infrastructure. Conduct both qualitative and quantitative assessments of the potential for soil liquefaction and the effects of earthquake-induced liquefaction on nuclear facility safety, including the ability to implement and execute calculations, use modeling software, review and interpret regulatory requirements, and understand the regulatory and policy context for conducting technical work and research tasks.


Requires a MS degree in geology, geophysics, civil engineering, or seismology with 5 years of experience or a PhD degree with 0 years of experience. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Excellent speaking and writing skills and the ability to work independently and in diverse multi-disciplinary teams required. Must demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in contributing to a variety of technical projects and the ability to develop and conduct independent research to support technical assistance tasks. Must be willing to participate actively in business development to assure continuity of project work and funding within areas of expertise and responsibility. Statistical analysis skills and experience performing site response and probabilistic seismic hazard analyses is strongly preferred. Familiarity with the Next Generation Liquefaction (NGL) Partner Dataset and evaluating liquefaction case histories, as part of the DesignSafe-CI framework, is a plus. A valid/clear driver's license is required.

Valid Through: 2019-10-14