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Civil / Geotechnical Engineer - Water Business - Texas

Date:  Jan 15, 2022

Houston, TX, US IA, US TX, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 31383 

Job Title : Civil / Geotechnical Engineer - Water Business - Texas  


Business Unit Sector : COR-BVOPS-ENGR & DEV SVCS 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer (Civil Engineer) in Houston, Texas within our Tunneling Business Line.  This position will provide engineering and construction related planning, design, analysis, oversight and studies for domestic and international  geotechnical and Heavy Civil projects including tunnels and dams. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Support geotechnical engineering efforts and Tunnel Business Line projects.  Projects may include geotechnical support on Dams and Hydropower projects.
  • Perform geotechnical field investigations and site visits during on-going construction work - may periodically require up to 50% field work.
  • Prepare design materials for basic design assignments. This includes analysis, design calculations, equipment research, sketches, etc., required to prepare documents, specifications drawings or to meet other project requirements.
  • Prepare design sketches for drafting and incorporation into design criteria. Proficiency with CAD is preferred.
  • Review manufacturer's drawings with respect to B&V design criteria.
  • Develop preliminary layouts and other plans.
  • Coordinate design with other personnel working on same project to minimize design conflicts. 
  • Develop and implement data management systems for dam-related investigations, construction materials testing, and safety inspections.
  • Develop alternate methods, techniques or design concepts as required to resolve unique design problems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience in geotechnical and/or heavy civil design projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Ability and interest to attain Texas PE in the future (or) Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas or be in active pursuit of registration
  • Understanding and appreciation for local and regional geology and geotechnical conditions including but not limited to high ground water, stiff fissured clays, faulting, wells, and sands.
  • May require up to 25% travel

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 1 year related work experience All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.


Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.


To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.


A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.


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Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineer, Architecture, Engineer, Construction, Engineering

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