Project Geologist

GAI Consultants, Inc.
Louisville, KY
Added: March 7, 2024
GAI Consultants, Inc. is seeking a Project Geologist to work with the Power Generation Business Sector on primarily Power Generation projects and when needed other regional projects. GAI Consultants, Inc. offers its employees, upon approval by supervisors, the ability to work remotely or in a hybrid setting. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a team-oriented environment that will utilize their college education and past work experience to develop professionally into a well-rounded professional with the ability to grow in today's environment. The candidate will be based out of GAI's Louisville, KY office and will perform field work and design tasks under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer and/or professional geologist.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform engineering geology assignments involving subsurface investigations and geologic site characterization for a variety of facilities including, but not limited to: foundations for transmission lines, buildings, bridges, dams, retaining walls, and other structures; Install geotechnical field instrumentation; Select samples for laboratory testing.
  • Perform earthwork construction monitoring and foundation inspection. The individual will be responsible for interpreting specifications and construction drawings, evaluating site conditions based on construction excavations, monitoring and reporting on construction activities, and performing field testing of soils.
  • Perform site inspections at various power facilities and associated sites. Site inspections may be daily, weekly, monthly, or annual.
  • Perform site construction testing, including concrete and earthwork compaction.
  • Prepare boring logs and geologic cross sections;
  • Assist with proposals, budgets, schedules, specifications, and reports.
  • Assist with geotechnical engineering designs involving: rock/soil slope stability; cut slope and fill embankment design; shallow and deep foundation recommendations, and landslide remediation.
  • Travel can be expected in the form of fieldwork, which can be daily local travel or weekly out-of-town travel primarily in the mid-west and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
  • Be able to complete with assistance or willing to learn basic civil site design tasks including:
    • site grading plans,
    • erosion and sediment control plans,
    • stormwater management plans,
    • drainage plans,
    • utility design and relocation,
    • permit applications,
    • construction drawings, specifications, and quality control plans,
    • construction cost estimates,
Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Candidate can be expected to traverse steep terrain and carry up to 50 lbs.

Why GAI:

At GAI, exceptional people have an exceptional place to work, grow, lead, and achieve. Explore an array of opportunities in locations across the U.S., and join accomplished colleagues in tackling challenging projects for a range of markets. Enjoy comprehensive benefits and feel good about being part of a collaborative team that’s committed to supporting the communities we serve. Join GAI and distinguish yourself in a company poised for unlimited growth.

GAI Consultants, Inc. is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through fostering a workforce that represents different communities, cultures, and viewpoints. We will continue to build mutual trust and respect where employees are empowered to share their diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas.

Benefits To Working At GAI Include:

  • Competitive salary - GAI is committed to paying market-based salaries
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, company paid Long Term Disability, and Short Term Disability (benefits start within 30 days of hire)
  • New paid Maternity/Paternity/Adoption program
  • Generous Paid Time Off and 7 paid holidays
  • 401k company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement




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