Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Anchorage

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

Job Description

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


Position : Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Work location : Anchorage, Alaska

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!
Our Business
We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. 
As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for an experienced Geotechnical Engineer to join our Anchorage, AK team.  Be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 


The focus of the work includes conducting geotechnical engineering analysis, leading site characterization plans, and leading project delivery teams. The successful candidate will work closely with our Alaska operations that specializes in fundamental geotechnical engineering applications, cold region and permafrost related geotechnical engineering aspects, and rock mechanics. Our team thrives on developing client solutions for Arctic challenges.
Your Impact

Leading and managing projects as an experienced team player
Defining site characterizations and guiding co-workers through geotechnical analyses for soil stability and foundation design solutions
Preparing and reviewing technical reports
Preparing co-workers for documenting and inspecting ground construction activity
Developing business relationships and communicating with clients
Building on project management skills appropriate to your level and background
Demonstrating safety leadership by preparing and implementing site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).
Work as an individual or as part of a cross-functional team of engineers, planners, and scientific professionals to execute project work on multiple concurrent projects
Provide guidance and training to entry-level geotechnical engineers.
Remain current in latest geotechnical engineering techniques and practices.
Work collaboratively with other engineers and planners on projects with infrastructure authorities on Federal, State, regional, and locally funded improvement and development projects.
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 Engineering, or closely related discipline.
5 to 7 years of relevant post education work experience related to geotechnical engineering and foundation solution development
Engineer in Training Certification and ability to acquire Professional Registration in Alaska within one year
Undertaking assignments that may involve travel and periods of time away from home office
Comfortable working in remote settings
Passenger vehicle driving will be required for some services; must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening. 
Understanding of computer-based deep foundation axial and lateral capacity software
Understanding of computer-based slope stability software 
Project management experience with small to mid-level projects including scoping, and tracking hours and expenses for project work.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
Ability to assertively direct others in the field such as subcontractors, drillers, and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
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 may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications 

Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering.
Professional Engineer registration in Alaska
Experience with application of foundation capacity analysis in cold regions and permafrost ground conditions.

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: 20%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: ANCHORAGE – ABBOTT RD
All locations: US-AK-Anchorage

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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