Rimkus Consulting Group

  • Geotechnical Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/5/2018 10:52 AM)
    # of Openings
    Engineering/Technical Consultants
  • Overview

    The Southern California offices of Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. are currently seeking a Part-Time Geotechnical Engineer to assist in the determination of the origin, cause and extent of failures, water intrusions, and construction defects. In this role you will inspect, study, assess, and determine the cause and origin of foundation, roadway, bridge, slope and building failures and site issues as they relate to the field of geotechnical engineering. Duties in this key position also involve the investigation and analysis of residential, commercial, and industrial properties and/or systems for the purpose of providing consultation and professional opinions for the resolution of claims and/or legal disputes. Assignments will include site evaluations, oral and written reports that document origins and causes of failure, extents of loss, and often recommended remediation.  You will be required to provide professional opinions and expert testimony.  Duties also include consulting, conducting investigations, travel, gathering and processing evidence, photography, measurements, engineering analysis, and oversight of destructive or field testing.


    Rimkus employs professionals whose broad range of expertise includes, construction, energy, accident reconstruction, environmental sciences, product and equipment failure, fire, explosion and accident analysis, business analysis services and computer generated video graphics, all used to help our clients understand the complex factors that cause both failures and performance issues. At Rimkus, we recognize our employees are our most valuable assets. We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits


    Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:


    Performs forensic assignments within the field of civil/geotechnical engineering expertise based upon a scope of work, schedule, and budget prepared by the consultant and agreed upon by the client in advance of performing the work. 

    • Field Investigations: Study and determine the cause and origin of failures (foundation, structural, soil), damage assessment, accident reconstruction and analysis, and various related construction defects.
    • Produces professional quality oral and written forensic reports detailing the causes and origins as required by the various clientele Rimkus serves. 
    • May serve as team leader or project manager.  May be required to supervise and/or evaluate performance of associate team members.
    • Ability to initiate, develop and maintain mutually beneficial client relationships.





    • B.S. Degree in Geology or Civil Engineering, required
    • California Geotechnical P.E, required, with ability to obtain licensure in other US states.
    • 8 - 15+ years of experience
    • Must have high level of analytical skills. Work requires attention to detail with the ability to define problems, collect data, review codes and standards, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Must be able to interact and effectively communicate, both verbally and written, with various internal and external clients
    • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications including but not limited to, Microsoft Office Applications and computer assisted engineering and design software.









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