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Civil Structural Engineer

Company:

Quest Structures

Post Date:

August 4, 2022

Location:

Orinda, CA

Civil Structural Engineer, for firm providing services in hydraulic structures, dams, navigation locks, etc. Apply advanced finite element analysis procedures to design and do seismic safety and structural dynamic analysis for hydraulic structures.

Requires: MS in Civil Engineering, with emphasis in structural dynamics, soil mechanics and graduate level coursework in advanced finite element analysis, with proficiency in LS-DYNA finite-element software.

Must have legal right to work in US.

FT, 40 hrs/wk.

Send resume to: Attn: Mr. Ghanaat, Quest Structures, 25 Orinda Way, Ste. 305, Orinda, CA 94563, or email to yghanaat@queststructures.com

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Geotechnical Engineer (Project Manager)

Company:

Bureau of Reclamation-Technical Service Center

Post Date:

July 13, 2022

Location:

Lakewood, CO

The details of this position can be found by clicking the Apply Now button below.  The position generally includes performing and leading teams to design and analyze embankment dams. The Technical Service Center (TSC) is a great place to work that values the work-life balance today's professionals are seeking.

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Chief Dam Safety Engineer #54057

Company:

Puget Sound Energy

Post Date:

July 5, 2022

Location:

Skagit County

At Puget Sound Energy (PSE) we have a long tradition of service, and an exciting and innovative future ahead! Consider PSE for the next step in your career.

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy’s Dam Safety department is looking for a Chief Dam Safety Engineer to lead this team to success.

PSE has significant capital projects underway specifically with the Lower Baker Dam Seepage Reduction Project.  This project is a multi-year drilling and grouting construction project in which this leadership role would ensure that the project is successful.  In addition, there are other significant capital projects currently in the pipeline which this role would oversee the design, execution, and completion along with PSE’s current team of Dam Safety engineers and project managers.

Through leading a team of engineers, dam safety specialists, project managers and consultants in the implementation of PSE’s Dam Safety Program and serves as the Chief Dam Safety Engineer in accordance with PSE’s Owner’s Dam Safety Program (ODSP).

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience leading highly qualified teams of engineers and many years of experience working in the hydroelectric industry.

Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively leads department in monitoring the safety of PSE dams and reservoirs in accordance with the Owner’s Dam Safety Program and FERC guidelines.
  • Coordinates inspections, engineering studies and analyses, prepares plans and reports, and reviews monitoring data to ensure safe and reliable operation of PSE’s dams, operating systems, and hydroelectric facilities. Function as owner’s engineer on all aspects within the field of dam safety.
  • Provides employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
  • Demonstrates a passion for safety. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety including eliminating at-risk behaviors by conducting safety audits and inspections, eliminating hazards and near misses, and attending safety meetings.
  • Sets clear expectations and holds employees accountable for performance as well as safety goals/targets where applicable.
  • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions. Ensures required training is successfully completed.
  • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business objectives.
  • Accountable to ensure employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements as well as safety standards.
  • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
  • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve employee, business, customer, and safety results.
  • Establish and manage effective relationships with Federal and State regulators, Federal and local emergency management agencies, and other internal and external stakeholders. Works particularly closely with PSE hydroelectric plant managers and crews.
  • Prepare budgets, process invoices, and manage contracts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Structural or other appropriate engineering field) or equivalent experience
  • 7 years relevant experience
  • Professional Engineer License
  • Proven experience and ability to lead and influence cross-functional and multi-discipline teams and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated excellence in communications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and cultivate effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholder groups
  • Strong organizational skills to manage complex projects and ability to develop and implement new processes
  • Demonstrate a robust working knowledge of FERC dam safety compliance standards, guidelines, regulations and manuals and lead the program by becoming the primary contact with FERC Dam Safety and Inspections Department
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of dam safety engineering systems, including the methods, materials, equipment and techniques used in civil, mechanical or geotechnical engineering

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s in Engineering.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively present complex data or project results to a diverse audience.
  • Successful track record of developing budgets, schedules, and work-plans and managing execution on those products.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and cultivate effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy!

PSE offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. PSE is an Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.  Please apply online at http://www.PSE.com/careers

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

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Civil Engineering Project Manager

Company:

Canary Systems

Post Date:

June 24, 2022

Location:

Chattanooga, TN

Canary Systems is an electronic hardware and software engineering firm specializing in civil engineering related monitoring and instrumentation applications. Projects include monitoring of earth and concrete dams, bridges, tunnels and buildings. We operate in several markets including construction, mining, geotechnical, industrial and public infrastructure.

We are looking for a person with a civil engineering/geology background to staff our Tennessee office and support the implementation of our systems at various projects. Work is flexible hybrid at-home/remote with occasional office visits. Some travel will be required.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop project proposals, specifications and designs
  • Manage project installations and client relations
  • Manage sub-contractors and Canary staff
  • Prepare project documentation
  • Provide installation services
  • Provide training and other services
  • Coordinate support or provide support as needed
  • Prepare project/case histories for marketing & sales
  • Present project/case histories at conferences/client meetings

Expertise/Background Desired:

  • Software including database technologies such as SQL and ODBC
  • Geotechnical data reduction and presentation methods
  • Geotechnical instrumentation applications and installation
  • Monitoring systems including electronics and software
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Survey technologies including total stations and GPS
  • Power systems including solar charged battery power systems
  • Communications technologies such as radios, modems, and TCP/IP

Person Best Suited to Position:

  • Able to work independently
  • Highly organized
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent communicator

What We Offer:

  • Work in a highly motivated team of professionals
  • Career and growth opportunity
  • Competitive salary and benefits:

Health insurance ICHRA

Paid time off

Life & Disability insurance

Retirement contributions

Parental leave

Bonus Pay

Volunteering PTO

Fitness Reimbursements

Other

Willingness to Travel:

  • 50% (Preferred)

A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required for this position. Salary commensurate with education and experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please.

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Civil / Geotechnical Project Manager

Company:

Canary Systems

Post Date:

June 24, 2022

Location:

San Francisco / Bay Area, CA

Canary Systems is an electronic hardware and software engineering firm specializing in civil engineering related monitoring and instrumentation applications. Projects include monitoring of earth and concrete dams, bridges, tunnels and buildings. We operate in several markets including construction, mining, geotechnical, industrial and public infrastructure. Our offerings revolve our web-based risk management software platform, MLWeb.

We are looking for a person with a geotechnical or civil engineering background to manage our Civil Group projects. This includes a variety of responsibilities related to developing opportunities, organizing staff including subcontractors, organizing project work and undertaking numerous aspects of project work directly. This is a full-time position based out of our California office, to be located in the Bay Area. Projects are primarily located in California. If you are interested in finding success with a dynamic, forward-thinking, progressive technology company we are the company for you!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop project proposals, specifications and designs
  • Manage project installations and client relations
  • Manage sub-contractors and Canary staff
  • Prepare project documentation
  • Provide installation services
  • Provide training and other services
  • Coordinate support or provide support as needed
  • Prepare project/case histories for marketing & sales
  • Present project/case histories at conferences/client meetings
  • Manage project financials including project costing, office administration and staff costing

Expertise Desired:

  • Bachelors or Masters in Geotechnical or Civil or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Professional Engineering registration in the State of California in a related discipline
  • Geotechnical instrumentation applications and installation
  • Monitoring systems including electronics and software
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Survey technologies including robotics and GPS
  • Geotechnical data reduction and presentation methods

Person Best Suited to Position:

  • Able to work independently
  • Highly organized
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent communicator

What We Offer:

  • Work in a highly motivated team of professionals
  • Career and growth opportunity
  • Benefits:

Health insurance

Paid time off

Life insurance

Retirement plan

Bonus Pay

Other

A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required for this position. Travel will be required. Salary commensurate with education and experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit letter of interest and one page resume. No phone calls please.

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Senior Program Manager

Company:

GEI Consultants, Inc.

Post Date:

June 21, 2022

Location:

Sacramento or Oakland, CA

GEI a Way of Life

When you’re doing what you love and working with great people, work becomes less like a job, and more like a way of life. Here at GEI Consultants, Inc. (GEI) we have been fostering growth and creativity for nearly 50 years. Our culture of collaboration, support and empowerment creates long-term, trusting and successful relationships for our employee-owners and our clients alike. We’re also proud to offer flexible working arrangements that focus on our employee-owners’ health and well-being. If you are passionate about your field, excited about learning, and constantly looking for ways to innovate, we’d love to have you join the GEI family.

Who are we?

GEI is an employee-owned, leading consulting engineering, environmental and construction management firm ranked #88 in the ENR top 500 (2020). We partner with hundreds of government, energy, industry and institutional clients, and have completed 50,000 project engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries. We are sought out for our ideas, our creativity, and most of all, for the quality and character of our people. Get to know us better by visiting GEI’s career site here.

Job Description

We are seeking an industry established Senior Program Manager (PgM) to work in our program management practice area and other assigned practice area(s) and foster collaboration within the region and across regions.  The position will lead effective teams to serve clients on water resources projects and/or programs in California.  The types of projects include but are not limited to, dams, spillways, levees, pipelines, pump stations, canals, wells, and groundwater recharge facilities.  This position reports to the Program Management Practice Leader (PgMPL) and may report to any of our northern California offices (Sacramento or Oakland).

This successful job candidate will have entrepreneurial skills and abilities that are aligned with the GEI’s Strategic Plan.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Support PgMPL with identifying and attracting business development opportunities within practice areas; identify key clients / business areas, growth strategy, and capture strategy.
  • Support GEI marketing and business development efforts including, but not limited to, Program Management branding and strategy workshops, proposal and fee development, proposal interviews, Client relations and participation at industry events.
  • Develop scopes, schedules, levels-of-effort, and fees for PGM work.
  • Support hiring efforts including review of candidate resumes and participation in candidate interviews.
  • Support GEI administrative and operations teams with project reporting and invoicing.
  • Assist the PgMPL with developing processes and procedures to support client needs within the Program Management area.
  • Assist PgMPL with monitoring and predicting emerging trends within practice and their potential impacts on client, staffing, training, and business needs.
  • Lead and be responsible for project-specific Program Management teams including, GEI staff and sub-consultants, with functions including, but not limited to, overall Program Management, Project Controls and Reporting, Change Management, Cost and Schedule Analysis, Document Control, Administration, PM Standards, Procedures and Tools, Cost Estimating, Risk Management support, Safety Compliance Audits, Constructability Reviews, Value Engineering, Operation and Maintenance Reviews, Construction Administration, Environmental Compliance, Grant Writing, and Final Facility Documents and training.
  • Supervise and provide feedback on staff performance during project execution.
  • Mentor and guide GEI staff to develop their Program Management skills during project execution.
  • Be Client-facing during project execution, reporting to the Client on progress and receiving feedback, and communicating and coordinating additional Client needs to appropriate GEI staff.
  • Develop and implement Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Health and Safety Plans as required by GEI and Client policies.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other project participants including Client, Designer, Construction Manager, Contractor, Regulators, and other stakeholders to expeditiously resolve project related issues including, but not limited to, cost overruns, schedule delays, procurement delays, quality deficiencies, regulatory, environmental and permit issues, land and easement acquisition issues, non-compliance, permit non-compliance, change orders, operational impacts, and public affairs concerns.
  • Responsible for assigned programs’ / projects’ scopes, budgets, and schedules.
  • Actively participate in professional, industry, and policy group(s) within practice.
  • Seek out opportunities to author or co-author professional publications within practice.
  • Overnight travel is required; approximately 10 to 20%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of B.S. degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field.
  • 15+ year’s progressively responsible experience in water resources, engineering and/or construction services with at least 5+ years in a program management role.
  • Recognized for technical excellence and development of creative and practical solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to support Federal, State, and local agencies in the western United States.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex projects/programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, team leadership, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong capability to work remotely and independently while maintaining productivity and motivation.
  • Familiarity with MS Office, MS Project, Primavera P6, and other typical program management related software.
  • Willing to travel to and work at client offices as needed.
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Established as an industry known Program Manager for design and construction phased water resources projects in California, such as dams, spillways, levees, pipelines, pump stations, canals, wells, Water/Wastewater treatment facilities and/or groundwater recharge facilities.
  • California Registered Civil Engineer, Project Manager Professional Certification and/or advanced management degree.

Benefits

  • Market-Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More
  • Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
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Senior Construction Manager

Company:

GEI Consultants, Inc.

Post Date:

June 21, 2022

Location:

Carlsbad, Pasadena, Oakland and Sacramento, CA

GEI a Way of Life

When you’re doing what you enjoy and working with great people, work becomes less like a job, and more like a way of life. Here at GEI we have been fostering growth and creativity for nearly 50 years. Our culture of collaboration, support and empowerment creates long-term, trusting and successful relationships for our employee-owners and our clients alike. We’re also proud to offer flexible working arrangements that focus on our employee-owners’ health and well-being. If you are passionate about your field, excited about learning, and interested in pushing the limits of achievement, we’d love to have you join the GEI family.

Who are we?

GEI is an employee-owned, leading consulting engineering, environmental and construction management firm ranked #84 in the ENR top 500 (2020). We partner with hundreds of government, energy, industry and institutional clients, and have completed 50,000 project engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries. We are sought out for our ideas, our creativity, and most of all, for the quality and character of our people. Get to know us better by visiting GEI’s career site here.

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Construction Manager/ Resident Engineer to support our growing construction management practice in California. This position will lead construction management teams in the execution of CM projects, support our design teams with constructability reviews, and support our business development teams in winning new CM work. Location flexible; office locations in Carlsbad, Pasadena, Oakland and Sacramento.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Serve as Lead Construction Manager or Resident Engineer on large construction projects with construction costs over $100M including, but not limited to, dams, spillways, levees, pipelines, pump stations, canals, wells, and groundwater recharge facilities.
  • Lead and be responsible for project-specific CM teams including, GEI staff and sub-consultants, with functions including, but not limited to, Resident Engineering, Office Engineering, Construction Quality Assurance, Construction Inspection, Surveying, Materials Testing, Contact Administration, Change Management, Cost and Schedule Analysis, Document Control, Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Public Outreach.
  • Be based on-site full-time during project execution, or as appropriate for project and Client needs.
  • Develop and implement Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Health and Safety Plans as required by GEI and Client policies.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other project participants including Client, Designer, Contractor and Regulators to expeditiously resolve construction-related issues including, but not limited to, cost overruns, schedule delays, procurement delays, quality deficiencies, regulatory non-compliance, environmental non-compliance, permit non-compliance, change orders, operational impacts and public complaints.
  • Be Client-facing during project execution, reporting to the Client on progress and receiving feedback, and communicating and coordinating additional Client needs to appropriate GEI staff.
  • Supervise and provide feedback on staff performance during project execution.
  • Mentor and guide GEI staff to develop their CM skills during project execution.
  • Develop scopes, schedules, levels-of-effort and fees for CM work.
  • Lead additional CM services as needed including, but not limited to, Risk Management, Dispute Resolution and Claims Analysis.
  • Support engineering and design teams as needed including, but not limited to, feasibility reviews of planning-level studies, constructability review of design plans and specifications, biddability review of contract documents, input to construction methods and sequencing, input to construction cost estimates and schedules, contractor prequalification and review of contractor bids.
  • Support internal CM training programs.
  • Support hiring efforts including review of candidate resumes and participation in candidate interviews.
  • Support GEI marketing and business development efforts including, but not limited to, strategy workshops, proposal and fee development, proposal interviews, Client outreach and participation at industry events.
  • Support GEI administrative and operations teams with project and reporting and invoicing.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 25 years or more of previous related professional experience.
  • Experience with Construction Management of water resources projects in California, such as dams, spillways, levees, pipelines, pump stations, canals, wells, W/WW treatment facilities and/ or groundwater recharge facilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, team leadership, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong capability to work remotely and independently while maintaining productivity and motivation.
  • Familiarity with MS Office, MS Project, Primavera P6, and other typical construction management related software.
  • Ability to take and pass all GEI required construction safety related training courses.
  • Physically able to participate or perform construction site inspections.
  • Willing to travel to jobsites. Total travel up to 60% time.
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering or related discipline
  • Qualified as Professional Engineer (PE) in California
  • Qualified as Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

Benefits

  • Market-competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More
  • Flexible arrangements for remote working
  • Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Participation in employee-ownership of a top-ranked private company
  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
  • And More…

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