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CDM Smith Geotechnical Engineer 5 in Boston, Massachusetts


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At CDM Smith, we make the world a better place. We design facilities that provide clean drinking water for communities throughout the world. We design facilities that treat wastewater and improve the quality of water in our lakes, rivers and harbors. We help major cities plan and implement transit projects. As a full-time Geotechnical/Tunnel Engineer you will have the opportunity to become a part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team of technical experts working on challenging projects in Environment, Industry, Transportation, and Water.

The successful candidate will have experience working on large civil engineering projects in the water and transportation market sectors as well as strong background and experience in the area of tunneling and underground design and construction. As a member of our Infrastructure Services Group you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by:

  • Functioning as a technical specialist competent in design and construction works and experienced with the excavation support systems as well as construction of tunneling and underground works in various types of ground conditions.

  • Serving as a senior geotechnical engineering lead and/or tunneling lead or task manager on projects involving tunneling and underground construction on complex civil engineering projects.

  • Coordinating and reviewing the work of a staff of engineers.

  • Overseeing the planning and execution of complex subsurface investigations including field and laboratory services for projects of this type.

  • Performing engineering and soil-structure analyses and evaluations for seismic studies, dewatering, excavation support, shallow/deep foundations, pipelines, tunneling/micro-tunneling/pipe jacking, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for water, roadway and transit projects.

  • Writing engineering reports including Geotechnical Data and Geotechnical Baseline Reports and preparing plans and specifications for large civil engineering works.

  • Providing services during construction on projects involving support of excavations, deep shafts, pipelines, and tunnels.

  • Preparing scope, schedules and budgets for proposals.

  • Managing projects, subcontractors, and geotechnical and structural staff on multi-disciplined projects and working within a multi-disciplined team environment.

  • Acting as a mentor for junior level employees.

Job Title:

Geotechnical Engineer 5



Certification/License Requirements:

Professional Engineer

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geotechnical, Civil, Mining or Geologic Engineering or related discipline. Professional engineering (PE) license.

  • 7 years of related experience.

  • Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Tunnel Engineering or Engineering Geology/Mining Engineering.

  • Experience in all types of subsurface explorations, laboratory testing, foundation engineering, analysis, engineering report writing, preparation of contract documents.

  • Experience with large civil engineering projects for tunnels and underground infrastructure.

  • Experience with water, wastewater conveyance or transportation projects with state, county and municipal agencies is preferred.

  • Experience with staff management, project management and business development are a plus.

  • (5) years of working experience in design for pipe jacking, micro tunneling, underground works, or tunneling in both rock and soft ground conditions.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Massachusetts - Boston

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions.

Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview.

CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.