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Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Durham, NC

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Requisition ID 2018-23076

Work Location US-NC-Durham

Department / Discipline Engineering - Geotechnical

Additional Work Location ..

Position Type Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently recruiting an Entry-level Civil Engineer for geotechnical engineering work to be based in our Durham, NC office. This individual will be part of our Engineered Construction team that supports the Department of Transportation and Industrial Sector clients locally and abroad. This position will require significant time in the field, away from the office. Field responsibilities may include subsurface investigations such as logging boreholes and observing CPTs and typical in-situ testing techniques, or observation of various geotechnical construction activities such as: general grading, installation of shallow and deep foundations, instrumentation installation and monitoring, soil-retaining structures, and soil-improvement. The candidate should feel comfortable interacting with clients, construction personnel, and sub-contractors as a professional representative of Wood.

Key Responsibilities


Perform engineering investigation and design support tasks under the direction of more senior engineering professionals

Develop field data in support of geotechnical investigations and design as directed

Skills / Qualifications

The individual is expected to have:


B.S. in Civil Engineering with heavy emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering coursework (M.S. in Civil Engineering/Geotechnical Engineering preferred)

North Carolina state drivers license (or immediate ability to receive one)

Ability to lift 50 lbs.

0 to 2 years of practical geotechnical engineering experience (internship experience considered)

E.I.T/F.E. preferred

Strong written/oral communication skills

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Working knowledge of common geotechnical engineering software tools (e.g. SHAKE, Slope/W, L-Pile, A-Pile, SLIDE)

Working knowledge of common geotechnical laboratory tests and the ability to interpret test data

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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