Amec Foster Wheeler Geotechnical Engineer in West Palm Beach, Florida

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking an entry-level Geotechnical Engineer to join our team in West Palm Beach, Florida and participate on a wide variety of geotechnical-related projects. Types of projects will generally include roadways, bridges, commercial structures and industrial structures. Projects are primarily located within Southeast Florida however there is potential for projects throughout the southeastern United States. Candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with personnel at other Wood offices throughout the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the offices Geotechnical group working under the direction of one or more Project Managers / Principal Engineers within the office

  • Perform field exploration, inspection, analysis and provide technical support with supervision including onsite direction of geotechnical drilling activities

  • Prepare technical proposals, cost estimates, plans, technical specifications and reports including day-to-day correspondence

  • Perform geotechnical analysis based on site conditions and requirements to support project designs

  • Act as a data-gatherer, prepare maps and charts, and run various computer programs and spreadsheets

  • Perform field construction and foundation inspection services

  • Review and interpret data and test results

  • Prepare field reports and internal / external correspondence

  • Perform field construction monitoring

  • Experienced and able to supervise subcontractors and / or company employees

  • Follow company safety standards, and site / project safety standards

  • Contact vendor and research literature and regulatory requirements

  • Conduct engineering or scientific calculations, coordinate geometry, and perform minimal design work, preliminary analysis and boring layout

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering; M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering preferred

  • 0 to 2 years of related experience

  • E.I.T. for engineers

  • Familiar with geotechnical engineering analysis, design, and construction

  • Enthusiastic and self-starter with desire to provide excellent service to clients

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiar with AutoCAD and MicroStation a plus

  • Valid driver’s license

Physical Demands

  • Must be willing to travel and work out of town for extended periods

  • Physical requirements may require lifting up to 50 pounds and traversing over rugged terrain

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2018-29946

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

External Company URL:

Street: 2580 MetroCentre Blvd.

Post End Date: 5/21/2019