Overview / ResponsibilitiesWood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking an Entry-Level Geotechnical/Civil Engineer to work with our railroad project team based in Nashville, TN covering projects within continental U.S, primarily in the Eastern U.S. Selected candidate expected to gain familiarity with railroad engineering and consulting and perform project assignments related to civil, environmental, and geotechnical disciplines. Travel to project locations on frequent basis is required. Selected candidate will be expected to learn and/or understand field data collection techniques including surveying, geotechnical drilling and sampling, field and laboratory testing. Selected candidate will be expected to compile data into client deliverable report formats. Selected candidate will be given technical writing and data analysis assignments, which may be limited in scope and complexity. All work performed by the selected candidate will be under the close supervision of the project manager or more senior personnel.
Key ResponsibilitiesDuring early phase of employment, selected candidate may perform full-time construction oversight on rail construction projects lasting up to 6 months in duration (although more commonly 1-2 months) - This includes regular travel to or short-term stay near project locationsDuties to include contractor oversight and documentation, quantity tracking, daily reporting and regular interaction with project manager - Expected to become familiar with geotechnical and environmental considerations for rail or roadbed construction projects - Construction related travel expected to diminish with time as selected candidate gains knowledge and understanding of related construction activitiesPerforms field sampling and testing, including collection and logging of field samples - This includes geotechnical drilling, instrumentation monitoring, survey (layout), and visual observation and recording of site conditionsPerforms standard or routine calculations - May input data into and/or run standard or, in some cases, advanced computer programs under supervision - Shall include analysis of slope stability, rock fall, deep and shallow foundationsExpected to develop ability to recognize and understand environmental regulations governing various rail or roadbed construction projectsCompiles information from reports and published documents - May, under limited supervision, evaluate or analyze the compiled information following standard methods or specific instructionsRecognizes and identifies discrepancies in results obtained in such assignments and follow up through a series of related steps or procedures, as directed by more senior personnel - Refers unresolved situations and/or activities to the project managerUnder direct supervision of the project manager or senior staff, represents Wood and interacts in a professional manner with client and subcontractor representatives while on field assignmentsResponsible for ensuring the Firm’s administrative and financial policies and procedures as well as the methods and procedures specific to his/her specific discipline are followedUnderstands and applies safety requirements in the fieldAdditional Tasks and Responsibilities
Will be responsible for coordinating with subcontractors (such as analytical laboratories and drillers) while performing office assignmentsWill be responsible for reviewing client documents or assessing existing site conditions on routine projects or under routine circumstances - All findings of such work will be reviewed and approved by the project manager or other senior personnelWill be responsible for preparing complete drafts of simple, non-complex technical reports; alternately, may prepare drafts of portions of technical reports, manuals and field reports - All drafts must be reviewed in detail and approved by the project manager or senior personnelIf requested to participate in proposal preparation (work scope, task-level budgeting, cost estimates), may perform calculations, gather or review information, or prepare standard sections of proposals - All assignments related to the proposal preparation will be reviewed in detail and approved by the project manager or senior personnelMay attend client meetings with project manager and other project personnel
Skills / Qualifications0 – 2 years of prior related work experience; experience in fieldwork is desirableBachelor’s Degree in related field required; Master’s Degree a plusSeeking to or has passed Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examinationExperience with desktop and industry-specific software including AutoCAD, MicroStation, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS ProjectHands on knowledge of the use of field equipment desirableMust have sound written and verbal communication skillsAbility to establish effective internal and external working relationshipsAbility to communicate clearly with on-site contractors, supervisor or project manager regarding work assignments requiredValid driver’s license and insurable driving record
Physical Job Requirements Ability to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 50 poundsAbility to drive large pick-up truck; ability to drive a trailer helpfulAbility to use hands to operate field equipmentClose, distance, and peripheral vision; normal auditory functionMust complete employment physical demonstrating ability to meet job requirements, including the ability to wear a respirator, as requiredCompletion of annual or bi-annual employment physical, if requiredMust be able to physically traverse hilly terrain, including distances up to 5 milesMachines, Tools and/or Equipment Used
Field tools and equipmentPickup truck and/or other motor vehicle(s); some locations require individual to have their own vehicleOffice equipment such as photocopy machine and fax machinePersonal computer and desk top software (e.g., MSOffice)Work Environment
May require work at remote sites around construction equipment, drilling rigs, explosives and environmental contamination or in confined spaces such as tunnels or minesOvertime and overnight stays requiredSome fieldwork may require working with hazardous materials and in hazardous conditionsMay be subject to periods of extreme heat and cold and other environmental conditions such as wind as humidityWill be required to follow all applicable health and safety procedures associated with work environmentTravel
May travel frequently to project sites depending on particular assignment, including sites remote from the office, as part of on-site teamCompany OverviewWood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com
Diversity StatementWe are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.