Geotechnical Engineer Pioneer Technical Services, Inc Pioneer Technical Services, Inc


Pioneer Technical Services is looking for a staff level Geotechnical Engineer to be based out of our Helena, MT office. This person will perform geotechnical engineering duties including subsurface investigations for designing building structures, facilities, and infrastructure such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems. This position will also provide part-time support for Pioneer's materials testing laboratory and field personnel by assisting operations when required. Candidate must have a valid driver's license. Travel: 10-50%.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Perform soil, concrete, and asphalt laboratory testing to determine index and engineering properties of materials.
  • Provide administrative support to laboratory managers.
  • Review technician inspection reports.
  • Follow industry design standards and procedures.
  • Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects.
  • Prepare boring logs, soil profiles, and review geotechnical laboratory testing results.
  • Conduct field investigations, inspections, and provide geotechnical related construction recommendations.
  • Prepare geotechnical analyses and recommendations for dams, buildings, bridges, retaining walls and rock/earth slides
  • Prepare geotechnical engineering reports.
  • Interact with clients on an as-needed basis.
  • Team member capable of supporting of supporting senior engineers in all facets of geotechnical design process.


Competency Statements

  • Team Player – Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Ambition – The drive to achieve personal advancement.
  • Safety Awareness – Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Deductive Reasoning – Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Communication, Oral and Written – Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Motivation – Ability to diligently reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
  • Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
  • Reliability – Ability to complete tasks in a dependable and trustworthy manner.
  • Integrity – Ability to record field and laboratory data accurately and professionally.

Skills and Abilities

Bachelor's Degree (Required),

Field of Study: Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geophysics, or related studies

Two years of experience in relevant work. Graduate school may be credited for a portion of this time.

Computer Skills:
Must be proficient with the use of a computer. Knowledge in the Microsoft Office software and AutoCad is required.

Certification & Licenses:
Fundamental Engineer (FE) designation preferred

Other Requirements:
Must be available to travel.


Person must be able to work in the office environment and in the field.

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

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