Company: Amec Foster Wheeler
Skills: Geotechnical Engineer
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Charlotte, NC, US
Status: Active

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Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeking a Geotechnical and Materials Engineer to assist in execution of a wide range of projects related to energy, transportation, industrial / commercial, and government sectors. Exciting work environment including engineering for large projects (>$250k) related to dams, nuclear plants, transportation structures, commercial development, and government services. Role would be based in our Charlotte, North Carolina office. The successful candidate should be flexible in assignments, willing to travel periodically, and eager to learn.


Key Responsibilities

  • Focus will be on coordination and engineering for geotechnical and construction materials testing projects
  • Performs field exploration, inspection, analysis; provides technical support with supervision of field, laboratory and office staff
  • Performs field testing; uses geotechnical and civil equipment and instrumentation
  • Interprets data and test results, performs geotechnical calculations, analyzes data with civil / geotechnical software, and assist in drafting reports
  • Prepares field reports, internal correspondence, sections of formal reports
  • Execution of field construction responsibilities
  • May supervise subcontractors and / or company employees
  • Follows company safety standards and site safety standards
  • Contacts vendors; researches literature and regulatory requirements; prepares draft designs
  • Conducts engineering or scientific calculations; design work, preliminary analysis and layout

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering (Masters in Civil preferred)
  • 3 to 6 years of related experience
  • P.E. strongly preferred
  • Must have strong oral / written communication skills and ability to work well in teams.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours as required.
  • Flexibility to travel for short durations (typically one week or less) in areas requiring airline travel.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suit (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Diversity Statement

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.

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.


Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

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