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Geotechnical Engineer


This is a Contract position in Bridgeport, WV posted June 26, 2022.

Job Summary: Nuclear Waste Partnership, an LLC of Amentum, managing and operating contractor of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as a Geotechnical Engineer to join our Engineering team located in Carlsbad, NM.

The successful candidate will perform underground mining/geotechnical engineering activities including design, development, and test duties and responsibilities.

Train and qualify as an Alternate Cognizant Engineer on several engineering systems.

Perform daily interface activities and assist with planning an execution of underground mining activities.

Evaluate and select appropriate methods and procedures to produce economical and efficient applications.

Analyze and recommend incorporation of technological advancements in techniques, principles, theories, equipment, and utilization.

Collaborate with project engineers and management to determine technical requirements and performance objectives of assigned projects.

NWP Exempt Salary Grade (30-34) Minimum Requirements: Bachelor of Science Degree with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in underground mine engineering, mine planning, or operations is required.To be qualified as a Cognizant System Engineer without a Bachelor of Science degree, related experience may substitute for education at a rate of six semester credit hours for each year of experience up to a maximum of 60 credit hours.

When combined with experience, completion of technical portions of an engineering, engineering technology, or related science program may substitute for the baccalaureate or associate degree.

Successful completion must be determined by a transcript or certification by an accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the US Department of Education.

Completion of 80 semester credit hours may be substituted for the baccalaureate requirement, and 43 semester credit hours for the associate degree in technical subjects related to the position.Credit may be given for any other type of appropriate industrial or related practical experience.Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be US Citizens.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Mining, Geotechnical or Mechanical Engineering is desired.Experience with the design, installation and monitoring of ground control techniques in salt rock excavations is preferred.Experience with managing geotechnical field inspections and monitoring systems is preferred.Previous WIPP Project experience is a plus.