Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Job Title

Senior Geotechnical Engineer


12 Months (2000 hours S/T and 200 O/T per year)

US Citizenship Required



Perform activities related to geotechnical engineering in support of various Savannah River Site (SRS) operating areas, as well as other areas where geotechnical design evaluation is required. These activities include but are not limited to:
•    Providing geotechnical investigation direction, coordination of project geotechnical design needs and status of investigations,
•    Providing facility-specific site characterization and soil property design parameters for structures and foundations,
•    Assuring that geotechnical engineering project activities are conducted in compliance with SRS directives, policies, standards and procedures.
•    The position requires frequent and effective interface with projects engineering and management teams, the Department of Energy and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
•    The candidate is expected to be an expert in the field and speak authoritatively on geotechnical engineering issues related to SRS.


BS Degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Civil Engineering is required. MS Degree and Professional Registration in the above disciplines are preferred.

Candidate must demonstrate ten (10) years experience in geotechnical characterization and analysis, have experience in liquefaction, dynamic/earthquake induced settlement, and slope stability.  Candidate preferred qualifications include: geologic knowledge, seismology/earthquake ground response, and knowledge/experience of soil conditions and issues at SRS (liquefaction, “soft zones”, etc.).  Numerical modeling (FLAC, PLAXIS, etc) experience is preferred.

Candidate shall have good communications skills. Candidate shall have experience and good skills in work planning and scheduling, manpower forecasting and budget management. Candidate must also have the ability to walk down systems in the field.

Work Hours:
A 40 hour work week is scheduled.  SRNS utilizes various work schedules; including 5/8s (8 hours/day; five days per week), 4/10s (10 hours/day; four days per week), and 9/80s (9 hours/day, five days on week A and 4 days on week B).  Workweek excludes SRNS holidays.  SRNS Management will determine best schedule depending on work needs.  Each workday has a 30-minute lunch.   

Area Security Access:
A security clearance is not initially required; however, candidate must be capable of obtaining an “L” or “Q” clearance.

Previous relevant experience at SRS is preferred.



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