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Geotechnical Engineer/Principal (Dams/Reservoirs)

Location Denver, United States
Posted 29-December-2021
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We are currently expanding our successful team in our Denver, Colorado market. There is an immediate need for a Principal Water Resources Engineer to work in conjunction with our engineers and professionals on multi-discipline teams to develop and support project activities through the application of engineering and geologic principles and techniques. This position will provide engineering and construction related planning, design, analysis, oversight, and studies for dams and water resource projects. Critical thinking skills are required to solve technical issues and develop project-specific solutions. This position will serve as a technical specialist supporting both project and pursuit teams. The position will require travel to project sites; work flexibility (hours and location) is possible.

Key requirements of the position include a keen understanding of civil engineering principles of earthen embankment and dam designs, levees, tailings storage facilities and water retaining structures.

Plan, conduct and supervise geotechnical engineering design and analysis related to civil engineering projects for water supply, dams, and reservoir projects. Responsibilities may include managing and preparing geotechnical and geologic field investigations, reviewing field investigation boring logs and data and assigning project specific laboratory testing, conducting engineering analyses and design, foundation design, fill placement/ground modification design, seepage evaluation, slope stability and seismic analyses, and preparing, editing, and reviewing geotechnical engineering reports and documents for a variety of applications; Conduct dam safety investigations; facilitate and/or participate in FERC Part 12, PFMA, dam risk analysis, assessment and management activities; Provide geotechnical solutions for dams, embankments, levees, foundations, underground construction, and earth structures; Develop and/or review quality control/assurance specifications and documentation during engineering design projects and during field construction activities; Conduct field observations, site visits, and exploration programs. Verify that work performed complies with contract requirements; Analysis and design of corrective measures for major geotechnical problems such as landslides, seepage, foundations, canal failures or land subsidence; Provide cost-effective, functional, and sound designs that meet dam safety requirements and that ensure public safety; Prepare preliminary and detailed design drawings and specifications for engineering projects; Participate in marketing and business development efforts, personally contributing to developing new projects and clients. Provide pursuit planning and proposal preparation; Participate in the development of a growth strategy for expanding dam and geotechnical services
BS in Civil Engineering or Geological Engineering with an emphasis in geotechnical applications; MS in Geotechnical Engineering preferred, plus equivalent experience; Registration as PE in Colorado is required, or ability to become registered within 6 months; Fifteen or more years of relevant experience; Construction experience and ability to trouble shoot issues in the field; Working knowledge of AutoCAD, computer modelling skills are a plus; Proficiency or solid working knowledge of computer modelling software such as GeoStudio, LPile, gINT, FLAC; Must be able to occasionally travel to project sites, both local and remote, work in the field during all seasons and weather conditions, and be able to lift heavy loads (up to 25 pounds). Experience logging boreholes using both auger and coring methods is preferred; Must be able to work outside of the United States
Salary range: $135,000 - $185,000, DOE

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees- 20,000 associates working together to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Explore our open positions at

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting

Tetra Tech offers comprehensive benefit options that allow employees to design a plan based on individual needs, and assists in planning for long-term financial security. Available benefits include health insurance, term life, disability, accidental death & dismemberment coverage, time off with pay (TOWP), 401k, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities

For more information on our company, please visit our website at . To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

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