Graduate Geotechnical Engineer in Columbus

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Columbus, Ohio View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Graduate Geotechnical Engineer in Columbus Ohio. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Columbus.


Position : Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

Work location : Columbus, Ohio

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
Golder is now officially part of WSP, adding approximately 7,000 consultants and service providers across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa. Golder’s world class expertise within the Earth and Environmental sector and Mining industry will be added to WSP’s platform, creating new opportunities for employees and clients. Together we become the leading global environmental consulting firm, with approximately 14,000 environmental experts. 


Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership. 
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full-Time Geotechnical Engineer for our Columbus, OH office.  The following locations will also be considered: Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; and Pittsburgh, PA.  Our team of geo-professionals provides services to clients in the oil & gas, transportation, mining, and other industrial sectors. This entry-level position provides an opportunity to join a fast paced team that provides solutions on geological, civil, geotechnical engineering projects. The work entails a variety of office-related and outdoor “hands-on” activities, with a need to carefully follow instructions, document activities, solve problems, and provide proactive communication.
We are seeking a geotechnical engineer with interest in geohazard identification, geotechnical investigation, and geotechnical design. The selected candidate must be comfortable with the use of technology in the practice of engineering and geology while working in the field with project teams to support geologic and geotechnical investigations. This position will include opportunities for working on a variety of projects such as linear alignments for pipelines, transportation corridors, and infrastructure siting. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated education, knowledge, or field experience in geohazards and geology of the Appalachian Basin. 
Your Impact

Work with project teams on geotechnical and geological engineering projects that involve, field observations, data evaluation, and office work
Conduct field assignments, such as site mapping, drilling supervision, borehole logging, test pit logging, site reconnaissance, and construction quality assurance (CQA) monitoring
Perform engineering analyses, designs, and recommendations
Contribute to geotechnical data and recommendation reports, with senior technical advice and review. This includes compiling and assisting with evaluation of field investigation data; performing calculations; modeling and tabulating the results; preparing geologic and geotechnical borehole logs, subsurface cross-sections, and groundwater interpretations; and writing reports, permit documents, and cost estimates.
Prepare construction documents including engineering drawings, specifications, and bid documents
Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but are not limited to, location data, statistical documentation, engineering studies and surveys, and construction. Safely perform work in the office and field; fieldwork may occur out-of-town in all seasonal weather conditions, using equipment (with an ability to lift and move approximately 50 pounds without assistance) and op
Complete training on assigned tasks.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Geotechnical or Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline.
0 to 1 years of relevant post education experience
Excellent research skills with analytical mindset.
Strong computer skills and experience with industry standard commercial computer software including Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and/or various engineering software preferred;
Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment
Ability to work independently under general supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
Familiar with engineering field skills such as field measurement and geological mapping, soil sampling, and groundwater sampling;
Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, spreadsheets, technology, and tools.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
Occasional travel and ability to be comfortable in remote settings with a willingness to perform a variety of tasks as needed to complete an assignment may be required depending on project-specific requirements.
Must be able to pass a HAZWOPER physical and be medically able to wear a tight-fitting respirator.
Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening. 
This role is subject to a client-mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of this policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request. 
Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in civil or geotechnical engineering, or related field.
Engineer in Training Certification.
AutoCAD and GIS experience.
Experience with collecting field data and samples, and using field-based data collection applications.
Prior internship related to the degree of study and the specific engineering discipline.

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 60%
Job Status: New Graduate
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: COLUMBUS – DUBLIN RD
All locations: US-OH-Columbus

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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