American Engineering Testing, Inc. is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer who has expertise in the soils and bedrock of the Upper Midwest, and who can project manage the work of drillers, technicians, and engineers to present our clients with innovative solutions to complex technical issues. Our industry-leading team works with structural engineers and architects, contractors, owners and government personnel to support the construction of many projects, such as roads, buildings, bridges, railways, oil and energy sites, and levees and dams. In this role, not only will you be doing routine to complex geotechnical engineering, but you’ll also promote AET and develop new business. If you can show that your knowledge, experience, and keen attention to detail is an asset when it comes to determining the best engineering solution while not losing site of client budget and project requirements, you could be a great fit for this role.
AET provides geotechnical, environmental, materials and forensics consulting and testing services to public and private sector clients in a broad spectrum of industries. We have built our reputation on experience, quality, and fulfilling client requirements in a cost effective and timely manner. Many of our principals, engineers, scientists and certified technicians have decades of practical experience in their areas of specialization. Our extraordinary accumulation of site data and construction history in the Upper Midwest has been a valuable asset for many professionals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reasonable accommodations or workable solutions may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Manage complex projects and direct a project team where multiple disciplines may be required from initial authorization to completion including client interaction, work scheduling, interpreting implications of complex data, establishing and monitoring project budget, invoicing and quality control.
Perform engineering observations/judgments of geostructural activities, including jobs with a higher degree of difficulty.
Prepare formal engineering reports, including recommendations.
Coordinate and assign staff to perform field testing.
Critically review, edit, and sign technical reports and correspondence of other staff.
Maintain current working knowledge of applicable regulations, policies, procedures and technologies in designated field(s).
Maintain professional registration(s).
Prepare proposals and perform marketing duties to meet established department and company goals.
Assist in coaching and training junior staff and perform critical performance appraisals of Technicians and lower level Engineers.
OTHER AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Conduct field, laboratory and office activities in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations and AET’s Health and Safety Policy, and that promotes the safety and protection of employees, clients and the public.
Maintain valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Some positions may require use of personal vehicle for company business. Maintain compliance with DOT driver regulations if required for position. Maintain appropriate physicals if required for position.
Frequent travel required within regional area. Occasional out-of-town travel.
Many duties outdoors or away from main office/laboratory location.
Properly use and maintain company instruments and equipment.
Maintain the quality of service and work product.
Complete assigned projects within budget and satisfy client needs.
Coordinate with other AET staff with the ultimate goal of increasing efficiency, productivity and communication.
Develop and maintain business contacts.
Represent AET by presenting ideas, solutions, and innovative advancements to clients, peer groups, public audiences, and regulatory agencies and in professional publications.
Participate in professional organizations.
Perform other duties as required to meet departmental and company goals.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Geological Engineering with 10 or more years of related experience, OR;
Advanced degree in Civil or Geological Engineering with 8 or more years of related experience.
Professional registration with one or more state licensing board.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to develop and implement creative/innovative solutions to a wide range of problems.
Experience using personal computer software, especially Microsoft Office.
Willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedules to meet project and client needs.
Capable of the physical labor required, with personal protective equipment. Ability to occasionally move 50 to 100 pounds.
Demonstrated skill in cultivating and managing external relationships (with clients, prospects, professional associations, etc.) to generate business development opportunities for self and others.
Strong interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility to work effectively with coworkers and clients.
Ability to interact successfully with a wide variety of people, work effectively within project teams, resolve issues and problems in a constructive manner, and work independently in the field.
Ability to anticipate, recognize, and manage risk/liability.
Skill in reviewing contract terms and conditions and making recommendations for final review by company officer.
Ability to work at environmental remediation, industrial and construction sites and perform field work including, but not limited to, collecting samples, operating field instruments, following procedures, planning, organizing and arranging logistics for the job, and documenting field activities and data collected.
AET is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer; AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State, or local laws.
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About American Engineering Testing, Inc
With upwards of 400 employee-owners, AET has a strong reputation as the source for forensics, environmental, materials, geotechnical engineering consulting and accredited testing capabilities. Having our corporate headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, and 20 offices throughout the United States, AET has developed connections that reach nationally and internationally to sophisticated clients in a variety of market sectors. Clients take advantage of our staff's unique knowledge base and extensive project experience supplemented with our specialized laboratory services for their cement/concrete, aggregate, asphalt and chemistry consulting needs. In addition to being known experts in geotechnical and environmental engineering, we also have an internationally recognized petrography department to unlock the reasons for deficiencies in aggregates, cement, concrete and construction material performance.
With AET, you not only gain one provider for a wide range of services, but also technical professionals who care passionately about delivering reliable and thoughtful answers. Steering you in the right direction before problems happen, being a part of your innovative team and earning your... trust are what matter most to us at the end of the day.
AET analyzes, tests and observes in order to document, verify and improve the design and construction efforts of other scientists and engineers, contractors, governmental agencies, state transportation authorities and owner's agents. Our firm is accredited or recognized by numerous state and federal agencies, including the AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL), the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). We are actively involved in many professional and trade associations within the engineering, materials and construction communities.