Geotechnical Design Engineer

Ferrovial in Austin, TX

  • Industry: Engineering - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled



Responsible for all technical work pertaining to solving geotechnical design problems and review of design calculations, as well as the preparation of routine geotechnical study proposals and reports.


Provide skill level technical direction to the geotechnical design group; from concept through design basis and detailed design. Ensure all geotechnical designs for roadway embankments and large earth structures are in accordance to the Ferrovial Group’s standards. Responsible for ensuring geotechnical principles and analyses are appropriately understood and applied in design by junior staff. Responsible for reviewing the work of all geotechnical engineers and outside consultants engaged in the project development, engineering and design. Responsible for creating analytical two and three-dimensional models under direction from the Design Manager.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Geotechnical and Structural Engineering

  • 5 years of experience preferred

  • Advanced degree (M.S. or PhD) preferred

  • Registered P.E. preferred, E.I.T required

  • Possess exceptional interpersonal skills and outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Prior experience working for construction or geotechnical consulting firm

  • Experience with:

  • Geotechnical site investigation planning and monitoring

  • Field and laboratory data reduction, interpretation, and analyses to define geotechnical parameters required for structural and civil works

  • Design of shallow and deep foundation design

  • Design of retaining walls and other earth retention systems

  • Seepage analysis and dewatering

  • Slope stability analysis

  • Static and differential settlement calculations

  • Seismic hazard analysis and mitigation

  • Subgrade improvement and pavement design

  • Reviewing construction documents, drawings, and specifications

  • ASTM Standards, AASHTO LRFD Design, FHWA Design Provisions, AREMA, and other DOT Manuals

  • Using geotechnical design software such as Plaxis 2D/3D, FLAC 2D/3D, SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, gINT, Edushake, LPile, Shaft, Slide, Wedge, Rock Lab, Driven, Wincore, SNAILZ

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