Company: Competentia
Skills: Geoscience Technician, Geoscientist, Geotechnical Engineer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US

Our client is looking for an Offshore Geotechnical Engineer to join their offshore team on an exciting project! This is a contract position. Job details below:

  • Assist and eventually lead in the performance of offshore foundation design engineering and the development of soil-pipe interactions for pipeline and riser analyses.



  • Review geotechnical and geophysical data and develop soil design parameters.
  • Develop foundation design loads and assess offshore geohazards.
  • Perform geotechnical design/analysis of various subsea and offshore structures including: shallow foundations (PLETs, Skids, etc.), suction piles, driven piles, gravity bases, and other types of subsea and mooring anchors. Develop fit-for-purpose foundation sizes for offshore/subsea structures.
  • Perform pipe-soil interaction analysis for offshore pipelines.
  • Produce technical documents in accordance with applicable codes, client specifications and standards, project specifications for design, and technical specification for geotechnical work.
  • Candidate will review client supplied design requirements/data, participate in design reviews, and respond to client queries.
  • Participate in departmental development assignments.


  • PhD or Master's degree in a geotechnical engineering specialty, plus at least 5 years of offshore geotechnical engineering experience.
  • Candidate should have proven project experience in laboratory testing, geotechnical data interpretation, shallow and deep foundation design, and geotechnical surveys. Experience in geophysical surveys is considered a plus.
  • Proficient in state-of-practice geotechnical/foundation design software including finite element packages such as PLAXIS 2D/3D.
  • Candidate should be familiar with industry codes and standards such as API-RP-2A, API-2GEO, API-RP-2SK, ISO 19901-4, DNV-RP-E303, DNV 30.4.
  • Texas Professional Engineering registration is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills are essential, including the ability to interface with clients, vendors, manufacturers, inspectors, and design engineers.
  • Be familiar with pipe-soil interaction analysis for offshore pipelines and risers.


Physical requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus