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Sr. Geotechnical/Tunnel Engineer

Company: WSP
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Sr. Geotechnical/Tunnel Engineer
Req ID 11599
Sr. Geotechnical/Tunnel Engineer
Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We're looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for a full-time Senior Geotechnical-Tunnel Engineer for our Virginia Beach, VA office. Be involved in projects with our Geotechnical and Tunneling Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight of instrumentation and monitoring activities for major underground civil works projects.

  • Perform field inspection of existing structures relative to potential ground movements and structure movements.

  • Provide review of geotechnical, tunnel and intrumentation & monitoring submittals.

  • Providing independent assurance/verification of Contractor's I&M processes for appropriate action in case of threshold limit exceedance

  • Develop summary reports and interact with designers, contractors and the owner.

  • Lead multi-disciplinary meetings relating to construction activities and their potential risks to existing infrastructure and the public.

  • Providing geotechnical support during construction of major underground civil works projects that include TBM tunneling, land reclamation, ground improvement, excavations, dewatering, and roadway widening.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of geotechnical and instrumentation experience

    • BS in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical (or Structural) Engineering emphasis (MS preferred)

    • Virginia PE license or the ability to obtain within 6 months.

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    • Solid understanding of ground/structure interaction and movements resulting from various construction methods

      Additional Requirements

      • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

        Additional Details

        • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required

        • Job Status: Regular

        • Employee Type: Full

        • Primary Location: VIRGINIA BEACH - BENDIX RD

        • All locations: US-VA-Virginia Beach

          About WSP
          WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
          WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.
          At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
          WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
          The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Keywords: WSP, Virginia Beach , Sr. Geotechnical/Tunnel Engineer, Engineering , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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