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HDD Construction Engineer

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Location: Denver, CO, United States
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The Denver office of GEI Consultants is seeking an as-needed HDD Professional to assist with constructability of offshore HDD specific complex and challenging projects at locations throughout the United States and Canada and to become an integral part of our team of highly skilled professionals. This position will be part of GEI’s Underground Construction practice that provides engineering services for a wide range of projects that require specialized construction techniques such as: tunnels, trenchless installs and rehabilitation, support of excavation (temporary works) and horizontal directional drilling design.  
Do you enjoy being part of a high functioning team that provides recognizable value on underground design and construction projects? GEI is growing its underground construction design team and is seeking an on-call HDD Professional to support our HDD Market with the following:  
Essential Responsibilities & Duties  
  • Assisting GEI’s team of passionate HDD experts to-be by promoting and building a working environment that focuses on mentorship, training, technical excellence, collaboration, and inclusivity.
  • Providing technical design services, consulting, and review of internally and externally created HDD engineering work products.
  • Providing design and consulting services for contractors, engineers, and project owners.
  • Manage the technical aspects for underground construction engineering tasks primarily associated with HDD. Should there be interest and experience/background, the candidate may engage in the design and remediation of dams and levees; geotechnical instrumentation; geotechnical investigations and design for major water infrastructure, bridge, and waterfront projects.
  • Prepare technical scopes of work and budgets for proposal requests for contractors, engineers, and project owners.
  • Participate in proposal teams and presentations.
Possible Responsibilities & Duties  
  • Support business development of Lithos’ HDD market segment and cross-sell with GEI’s Underground Construction Design services.
  • Expanding our existing capabilities across North America.
  • Assist in recruiting and training additional staff.
  • Act as project manager and design lead, responsible for developing plans, sections, details and calculations for HDD and possibly other underground projects.
  • Assist with feasibility studies and other technical analysis to evaluate various construction methods,
  • Lead and participate on multi-disciplinary, multi-geographic project teams.
  • Maintain high visibility in the marketplace through participation in client-based professional organizations and attendance and presentations at industry events.
  • Perform related administrative tasks specifically related to managed HDD projects including documentation of project activities, office administration, expense reports, purchase orders, invoicing support, etc;
  • This position has a field component to perform project inspections, develop business and meet with existing and potential clients, and attend conferences and general marketplace visibility; overnight travel is required.
Minimum Qualifications  
  • Strong leadership, people management, and mentoring skills.
  • Strong desire for working in a collaborative environment.
  • Minimum of B.S. degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience. M.S. preferred.
  • HDD construction experience, offshore work desired
  • Ability to develop work, existing client relationships and/or the ability to work directly on existing contracts at time of hire a plus.
  • 5-10 years of previous professional experience in HDD engineering; significant Project Management and Construction experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Recognized for technical excellence and development of client-focused, creative, and practical solutions.
  • Willingness and ability to travel on assignments as needed.
  • Willingness and ability to perform field tasks and oversight.
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license.
We are GEI.  
Some of the world’s most pressing problems – from climate change to sustainable development, to critical infrastructure and the future of our energy supply – need our brightest and diverse minds working together to create safer, more resilient communities for tomorrow.    
We are technical experts, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who draw from diverse backgrounds to solve our clients’ most complex challenges.    
With more than 40 offices across North America, we offer a range of engineering, science, and technical consulting services. Our range of expertise, project types, and culture make us the choice for top talent in the AEC industry.  
Employee-owned. Employee-focused.  
As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees support our flat leadership structure, have a say in how our business operates and benefit from our financial success. We are committed to employee growth with career development opportunities, competitive total rewards, a well-being program, flexible work arrangements and more.  Our company culture is driven by our 4 Cs – we are Client-Centered, Curious, Collaborative, and Community Minded – which support our focus on sustainability, safety, diversity, equity and inclusion. Get to know us better by visiting GEI’s career site here.  
GEI’s Total Rewards Package   
  • Market-Competitive Compensation
  • Pay Range For This Position: $60.00-75.00/hour
  • Connecting Conversation Program with a Focus on Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • A Vibrant Culture that is Focused on Partnership, Sustainability, Giving Back to Our Communities and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • For Some Positions, Hybrid Work Schedules Are Available
  • And More…
Physical Job Requirements  
Activity Level Throughout Workday  
Physical Activity Requirements  
  (0-35% of            day)  
  (33-66% of day)  
   (67-100% of             day)  
       Not        Applicable  
         4-6 hrs  
          2 hrs  
           2 hrs  
       30 min  
Lifting (floor to waist level) (in pounds)  
       20 lbs  
Lifting (waist level and above) (in pounds)  
       20 lbs  
Carrying objects  
      10 min  
Reaching forward  
      10 min  
Reaching overhead  
      10 min  
     10 min  
Wrist position deviation  
Pinching/fine motor skills  
Keyboard use/repetitive motion  
           4-6 hrs  
Taste or smell (taste=never)  
Talk or hear  
   Accurate           20/40  
    Very Accurate             20/20  
Not Applicable  
Near Vision  
Far Vision  
Not Applicable  
Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)  
Sensory Requirements  
Not Applicable  
Depth perception  
Environmental Requirements  
Occupational Exposure Risk Potential  
Reasonably Anticipated  
Not Anticipated  
Blood borne pathogens  
Airborne communicable diseases  
Extreme temperatures  
Uneven surfaces or elevations  
Extreme noise levels  
Dust/particulant matter  
Other (exposure risk):  
Usual workday hours:  
Other work hours  
GEI is an AA/equal opportunity employer, including disabled and veterans.