Lead Geotechnical Engineer

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Oregon Department of Transportation
OR, United States

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Lead Geotechnical Engineer


Roseburg, OR 



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Professional Engineer 2 – Lead Geotechnical Engineer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division
Region 3 Geo
Roseburg, Oregon

The role:  
Combine your engineering experience and leadership skills on our team as a lead geotechnical engineer! In this position, you will take charge of the geotechnical aspects of project design, construction support, operational response and provide mentoring input and training development for staff. You will work in one of the most geologically complex regions of the state with abundant opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in operational response with a dynamic team of highway transportation professionals and contractors. You will also have the opportunity to provide leadership in the development and/or adaptation of new technologies within the geotechnical discipline. Apply Today!
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
  • Perform geotechnical engineering on projects involving large and complex geotechnical, roadway and structure designs, document recommendations in written geotechnical reports, contract plans and specifications.
  • Work with Engineering Geologists to develop and coordinate exploration programs and materials testing needs.
  • Occasionally work with the public and media.
  • Perform review and geotechnical engineering evaluation of contracts and designs prepared by others, both in-house and outsourced.
  • Provide expert testimony and advice for the state in geotechnical matters.
  • Serve as  the technical expert for the Region 3 Technical Center for  geotechnical engineering matters.
  • Assist with the review and development of technical design standards for geotechnical design and construction specifications.
  • Prioritize and assign tasks effectively and efficiently complete work products.
  • Provide timely construction support including submittal reviews and on-site response to construction challenges.
  • Provide timely on-site guidance for the resolution of urgent and emergency geo-hazard response to landslides, rock falls, and structure foundation scour concerns, frequently during adverse weather events.
  • Work 30% or more of the time in the field during potentially adverse conditions.
  • Occasional night work and overnight travel required.
  • Overtime is frequently required for this position.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.
What’s in it for you:
  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Roseburg, Oregon!
What we need:
A valid Professional Engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering and three (3) years of journey level professional engineer experience.

NOTE: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  
  • Works well in a team oriented environment and builds and maintains collaborative working relationships with all customers.
  • Strong technical writing skills and verbal communication skills..
  • Extensive experience with highway transportation landslide/rockfall remediation, particularly urgency and emergency response.
  • Extensive experience with highway transportation structure foundation design.
  • Oregon Registered Professional Geotechnical Engineers are encouraged to apply.
Learn more and apply:
Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Click here to learn more and apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.
Questions? Call 503-910-6372 or email ODOTRecruitmentCC@odot.oregon.gov.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employe