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Amec Foster Wheeler Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Denver, Colorado


Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions has a career opportunity for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with our Denver, CO Mining team. This individual will provide geotechnical engineering services and manage projects related to mining and civil/geotechnical projects in the U.S. and internationally.


This individual may travel to our Elko, NV, Salt Lake City, UT and Reno, NV offices but will work full time in our Denver, CO office.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established engineering consulting firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions? We encourage you to apply for this opportunity. We are dedicated to providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their career. We offer a varied and interesting diversity of clients and projects. We would love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Will provide civil/geotechnical engineering and project management and be responsible for delivering geotechnical and geologic projects to Wood’s mining clients

  • Plan, supervise and lead civil/geotechnical investigations and design activities

  • Project management including scope, budget, schedule and resource management

  • Managing and coordinating project teams, including ensuring the technical quality of deliverables

  • Perform and review geotechnical engineering analyses

  • Proposal and report writing

  • Will travel to project sites in the US and internationally - Approximately 15% overnight travel

  • BS and MS in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering

  • Currently registered or immediately eligible for registration as a PE

  • 13 years + experience in geotechnical engineering, preferably with mining projects

  • Strong academic background and solid understanding of soil mechanics

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Tailings Storage Facility and Heap Leach Facility design

  • Foundations

  • Earth dams and levees

  • Experience as EOR for tailings storage facilities is preferable

  • Demonstrated Project Management skills including scheduling and budgeting and the ability to lead, train and mentor junior staff

  • Demonstrated technical excellence in geotechnical engineering

  • Very good understanding of drilling methods, field investigations and laboratory testing procedures

  • Excellent communication, leadership, mentoring, writing, interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Superior time management, planning and ability to interact with clients

  • Spanish language skills are not required, but are a plus

  • Ability and willingness to travel to project sites in the US and internationally -Approximately 15% overnight travel

  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

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.

Requisition ID: 2020-78209

Name: Staff / Permanent

Type of Requisition: Professional & Technical

External Company Name: Wood Plc

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