Employment Opportunity – Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Purpose of the Position:

The Senior Geotechnical Engineer plans and conducts work requiring judgment and independent evaluation in the selection and execution of standard engineering techniques. A senior level engineer acts as a resource and specialist in the application of advanced engineering theories, concepts, and principles in their discipline.  The Senior Engineer works with minimal supervision under the Principal/CEO or Department Manager.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • In a supervisory capacity, plans, develops, coordinates, and directs large and small projects with complex features.
  • As individual researcher or worker, carries out complex or novel assignments that require the development of new or improved techniques and procedures in the geotechnical field.
  • As staff specialist, serves as a staff advisor and technical consultant.
  • Supervises, coordinates, and reviews the work of other professionals and other technical or administrative personnel who assist in specific assignments.
  • Develops and reviews of proposals and reports.
  • Attracts and develops clients; maintains a close relationship with clients throughout and beyond the project term.
  • Assists in establishing policies and technical procedures, and assists in developing new markets in professional services.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Professional registration (GE, PE).
  • Minimum 10 to 15 years experience as a registered, responsible charge project-level engineer.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Competent report writing, language usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and arithmetic.
  • Ability to design and prepare construction plans and specifications.
  • Knowledge of current regulatory requirements and industry standards for the types of projects performed.
  • Effective interpersonal communications with clients, contractors, and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and appropriate application of testing methodologies and related equipment.
  • Willingness to travel often and sometimes for long distances.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including teamwork and problem-solving skills.

Physical and Environmental Factors:

  • Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull objects and materials up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to perform general office administrative activities: copying, filing, and frequent use of telephone and keyboard to communicate.
  • Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Intermittently walk, stand, kneel, bend, reach and stoop.
  • May be required to work outside normal business hours.
  • Frequent travel may be required including some out-of-town assignments.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
  • Must adhere to Holdrege & Kull safety practices and policies.


Please submit a current resume and cover letter to: Jobs@HandK.net