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Primary Responsibilities

The Trenchless Engineer will report to the Trenchless Engineering Manager, having primary responsibilities revolving around the planning, managing and orchestrating initiatives associated with trenchless technologies: engineering, design and construction applications. The Trenchless Engineer will contribute to the Trenchless Program by: utilizing experience and expertise to support engineering and design practices, including (1) hydraulic fracture and inadvertent returns analyses; (2) front end information collection initiatives such as geotechnical investigation programs for incorporation into critical engineering and design decisions and constructability evaluations; (3) feasibility of trenchless design and construction; and (4) recommendations for mitigation as needed throughout the lifecycle of trenchless projects (planning through construction). Data management, quality control of design and construction data, planning and risk management for supporting all trenchless initiatives are also included in the primary responsibilities. Field based responsibilities will primarily include site reconnaissance, support to geotechnical field investigations and oversight of trenchless pipeline installations. While in the field, the Trenchless Engineer will monitor and report on daily activities and present field data in a timely manner with a high level of quality. Also included as part of field based responsibilities is on site support for the Trenchless Construction Manager and trenchless construction operations. Specific details regarding Trenchless Engineer responsibilities include the following:
  • Perform desk top route selection and evaluate feasibility for design and construction of trenchless crossings
  • Carry out site reconnaissance visits
  • Develop a subsurface investigation program for determination of feasibility of construction for various trenchless installation methods
  • Evaluate surface and subsurface conditions based on collected data and information to determine feasibility of trenchless construction and preferred construction techniques
  • Communicate regularly with clients regarding project status and technical discussions related to trenchless construction applications
  • Estimate quantities of materials used and disposed of for trenchless pipeline installations
  • Estimate installation loading and stress for trenchless pipeline installations
  • Assess the application of trenchless technologies (Horizontal Directional Drilling, microtunneling, tunneling, Direct Pipe, etc.) and participate in the definition and selection of preferred method(s)
  • Perform calculations to determine carrier pipe and coating specifications
  • Define workspace requirements for applicable construction equipment at trenchless crossing locations
  • Prepare and review pertinent project documentation including: project design/construction specifications, bid packages, drawings, design reports, engineering assessments and data sets
  • Learn/Improve the knowledge and use of the available software models for trenchless pipeline design
  • Interface with project team and other Company functions throughout project execution
  • Ensure that documents, calculations and reports are developed in compliance with the governing project legislation and standardization
  • Prepare field engineering and as-built documents
  • Concur in the definition/updating of department standards and procedures as well as ensure adequate feedback/lessons learned from projects
  • Perform construction oversight, monitoring and reporting on daily construction activities, identifying problematic conditions and providing recommendations
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, geotechnical engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years experience, preferably with Horizontal Directional Drilling, microtunneling, and/or Direct Pipe
  • PE preferred, or ability and desire to obtain a Professional Engineering License
  • Prior experience working within an engineering team in trenchless technology design activities
  • Strong writing and computer skills, including proven experience in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D preferred
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Accountability for time and work ethic
  • Experience in design and knowledge in trenchless construction methods
  • Trenchless engineering experience including preparation of construction contract documents for trenchless projects involving Horizontal Directional Drilling, microtunneling and Direct Pipe desirable
  • Travel is required

  • Associated topics: aerodynamic, assembly, autocad, boiler, catia, chassis, fluid, mechanic, msme, vehicle

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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