Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Marine

Norfolk, VA
Added: February 10, 2024
Job Description

Fugro Offshore Wind Service line unlocks insights from Geo-data to help you plan, design, build, operate and maintain your offshore wind farm in a safe, sustainable and efficient manner. Our successful track record, combined with local presence and global knowledge, enables us to support offshore wind farm projects anywhere in the world.

The Senior Geotechnical Engineer is responsible will be responsible to work independently on projects of varying complexity and scope, and direct and provide mentorship to junior engineers in the completion of projects. In addition, the role involves supervising site investigations and laboratory programs and preparing and providing oversight to engineering reports in compliance with internal technical assurance processes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead by example and place Quality, Health & Safety, Security, and the protection of the Environment as core values while never intentionally placing employees, our processes, customers, or the communities in which we live and work at risk.
  • Work offshore on geotechnical and geophysical vessels on regional and international projects with a typical duration of 4-6 weeks per on-site assignment, 20% of offshore time is expected.
  • Responsible for team of four to six engineers and engineering assistants on a project basis.
  • Perform independently on projects of standard to moderate complexity and scope.
  • Plan and conduct standard assignments requiring independent judgment in the selection of techniques, procedures and criteria.
  • Act as a project professional on larger, more complex projects.
  • Coordinate standard to complex field and laboratory operations and programs, solving most problems that arise and, if necessary, performing technical or special testing that may be requested or required to meet project needs.
  • Perform routine and special field and laboratory testing, and data preparation, as required on a project basis.
  • Supervise and review junior engineer’s field and laboratory instructions, design parameters, methods of analysis, and calculations.
  • Independently evaluates and develops foundation soil parameters.
  • Independently evaluates, selects, performs and checks standard engineering analyses.
  • Monitors project budgets, schedules and performance against KPIs.
  • Assist in preparation of invoices for projects they're performing and supervising.
  • Assist in training and provide technical workshops.
  • Prepare engineering and advanced laboratory testing proposals and establish project pricing with management support.
  • Adheres to quality management system and complies with QHSSE requirements.

Job Requirements

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering required, a discipline in Geotechnical Engineering preferred. MS or PhD also preferred.
  • Possess the ability to obtain a valid passport for international travel.
  • Have 4 years or more of geotechnical engineering experience, Marine experience preferred.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and technical software applications.
  • Good engineering judgement.
  • A general knowledge of sales, pricing, and negotiating.
  • Proficiency in routine geotechnical engineering software (examples include Slope/W or SLIDE, LPILE, APILE, Settle3) preferred.
  • Must have a driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record.

What’s in it for you?

At Fugro, our people are our number one priority and central to our purpose to create a safe and livable world. Our values set the foundation for our unique culture we are determined to deliver, we prepare for tomorrow, we do what’s right, and we build trust. Our talent philosophy is seeded by our values and fueled by a passion for learning, developing leadership behaviors, transparency, and accountability.

Fugro offers opportunities to sharpen skills and provide career growth through on-the-job learning experiences, LinkedIn Learning access, business and technical training, and leadership development programs.

We value the mental, physical, and financial health of our employees and their families and offer a variety of flexible work models. Fugro USA’s comprehensive benefits package also ensures you have choices that fit your needs at any life stage.

How to apply?

If you are interested in this role we look forward to discussing this opportunity with you. Please click on our ‘apply’ button and upload your resume and cover letter.

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