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Technical Engineer I / Architect I
The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Southeast Region Design & Engineering Services in Juneau is recruiting for an experienced Geotechnical Engineer to join our team in a Technical Engineer I / Architect I position and help us to
"Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure."
Under general supervision of the Regional Materials Engineer, the Geotechnical Engineer (Technical Engineer I) will provide professional geotechnical engineering expertise for the design & construction of highway retaining walls, bridges, marine facilities, highways, airports and other State of Alaska owned infrastructures. The geotechnical engineer will provide analysis, perform engineering computations, develop design drawings, write specifications and make recommendations for the design and construction of special geotechnical features incorporated into DOT&PF projects.
The Geotechnical Engineer works closely with the Southcoast Regional Engineering Geologist (REG), the design and construction staff, and other consulting staff as required. The duties of the Geotechnical Engineer and the REG may at times overlap and are complementary to one another as data obtained in the geotechnical field investigations provide the basis for geotechnical design of the project. Assists the REG in designing geotechnical field tests and investigations to insure the necessary data is obtained and the engineering properties of the project soils are fully characterized.
Responsibilities include assisting and providing input to the Engineering Geologist during subsurface investigations, review of data obtained during geological field investigations, and assisting in providing recommendations to the DOT&PF design and construction sections. The Geotechnical Engineer shall provide recommendations for highway or airport pavement structural sections, and analyzing and interpreting geotechnical data to develop the required pavement structure. Familiarity with asphalt material composition and properties, and working knowledge of pavement placement and construction methods is required.
The Geotechnical Engineer shall perform engineering calculations, using computer software and engineering judgment, to analyze and evaluate geotechnical challenges such as slope stability, embankment settlement, and retaining wall design.
Desirable Qualifications – Experience in the following areas are desirable: •Experience working as a team member with a group of motivated and dynamic geo-professionals solving geotechnical challenges;
•Experience performing slope stability analysis for highway or similar projects;
•Experience in asphalt pavement design and asphaltic materials testing and evaluation for highways and airports;
•Experience in construction phase asphalt placement means and methods;
•Experience performing rock slope stability analysis and rock fall mitigation design for rock cut slopes;
•Experience with a wide spectrum of retaining wall design, including MSE, concrete cantilever, gravity and soldier pile walls;
•Experience in geo-synthetic design for use in transportation related infrastructure;
•Familiarity with settlement and bearing capacity estimation for shallow foundations;
•Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Autodesk Civil 3D;
•Experience writing specifications and writing technical reports for engineering projects;
•Experience in designing geotechnical field investigations for highway, airport, or similar projects.
•Familiarity with material testing of Solis and rock materials in a laboratory setting.
Registration as a professional engineer (PE) or professional architect, and two years of professional engineering or architectural experience as an Engineer I, Architectural Assistant III or higher with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent elsewhere.
Persons not registered in the State of Alaska must be registered in a state recognized by the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors eligible for comity in accordance with AS 08.48.191(b). Persons employed under this provision must become registered in Alaska within one year of hire and sign an agreement to this effect as a condition of employment.
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ATTENTION! ALL APPLICANTS!
RECRUITMENT EXTENSION NOTICE
The recruitment period for this vacancy has been extended to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied there is no need to reapply.
**NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY**
HIRING RESTRICTION EXEMPTION
This individual position is EXEMPT from the hiring restrictions. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply
Applicants are required to include a cover letter within their application for this position. In your cover letter, in professional business format, detail your experience, training and/or education that support the "key responsibilities" of this position, how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, and how your prior experiences/education support the "desired qualifications" listed in the job description above.
Valid Driver's License is required
Licenses/Certificates Required: Please be aware, applicants must be licensed as a Professional Engineer to be considered for an interview. Licensure as a Professional Engineer in the State of Alaska is required within one (1) year of hire.
Describe what, if any, additional information the applicant will need to submit and when it is required (i.e., copies of
transcripts, letters of reference, portfolios, writing samples, professional certificates, licenses, cover letter; at time of interview, at time of application, etc.):
At the time of interview please provide the following:
2. Letters of reference
3. Technical writing sample.
4. Provide one example of one of the following geotechnical work products: slope stability analysis, retaining wall design, pile foundation determination or other relevant geotechnical design and analysis. The example needs to contain relevant calculations or computer input and output files that demonstrate your capability to perform the work.
When utilizing work experience not already documented in your Applicant Profile, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full-time or part-time within your cover letter. Applications and Resumes will be reviewed to determine if the minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
If post-secondary education is required or is used as a substitution to meet the minimum qualifications, it is required to complete the Education section of your Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Units Completed field. Copies of transcripts will be required at time of interview but may also be attached to the application.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
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Tonya Crago, Administrative Officer I
Posted on: Friday, December 29, 2017
This listing expires on: Tuesday, January 16, 2018