Geotechnical Engineer
Norfolk, VA
BB&E is a civil, environmental and energy engineering and consulting company, headquartered in Northville, Michigan, which services both the Federal and Industrial sectors throughout the United States. BB&E team members specialize in civil and environmental engineers and professionals providing Environmental consulting, Facilities Engineering and Program/Project Management Services to Federal and private sectors. BB&E is an equal opportunity employer EOE. Please submit your resume/qualifications and salary requirements. All offers of employment at BB&E, Inc. are contingent upon a thorough background check conducted on all final candidates, as deemed necessary and per State and Federal laws.


Provide independent, timely and professional specialized geotechnical engineering support, services and consultation for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of facilities for the Navy, Marine Corps, and other Supported Commands, including minor works projects, specific projects, special projects, military construction MILCON, demolition, maintenance, space utilization and facilities development.
Participate in conferences with project stakeholders and collaborates with other engineering and architectural disciplines to ensure system coordination and integration with specific project requirements.
Responsible for coordinating all activities in the specialized area of geotechnical and pavements engineering, in accordance with related UFC Criteria.
Support the design of In-House projects and Request for Proposal RFPs as a team member for complex projects. Review designs i.e., specs, drawings, and costs and RFPs prepared by consultant Architects-Engineers AEs.
Knowledgeable in the development of final working drawings utilizing current AutoCAD technology. Monitors construction, ensuring the geotechnical aspects of the project are in accordance with the contract plans and specifications.
Review contractor submittals of shop drawings, samples of materials and other design-related items. Confers with the construction contractor and designer if A/E work to resolve problems or latent conditions that may arise after construction.
Make recommendations for corrective/preventative measures, as appropriate.
Ensure that changes in costs, quantity, scope, schedules, design, or any other terms and conditions of the contract are coordinated or approved, as appropriate.
Due to the varied design and construction techniques, geotechnical criteria, seismic activity, climatic conditions, coordination and code requirements design techniques, cost estimating and communications are very complex.
Analyze data and uses geotechnical experience to determine and predict specially developed foundation shear strength and settlement potential for various materials encountered.
Determine testing parameters for soil conditions to design structural foundations.
Initiate field trips to project sites to evaluate scoping, design, and construction.
Inspect existing conditions of soils and foundations to ascertain possible problems and recommend corrective measures.
Interface with customer and other interested parties providing consultation and gathering pertinent information required to complete project scoping, designs and failure analysis and remedial measures


Registration as a Professional Engineer in geotechnical or civil/structural with emphasis in geotechnical engineering is highly desirable.
A minimum of 5 years of professional mechanical engineering code compliant facilities design experience for new construction, including renovation design experience, is required.
Completion of a course of studies accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineers and Technology ABET for a Civil/Structural with emphasis in geotechnical engineering program from a college or university earning a bachelor's or master's degree, supplemented by a considerable amount of hands-on facilities geotechnical design experience, is required.
Must have the ability to make technical decisions and recommendations for requirements due to the dynamic nature of the position.
Mastery of advanced concepts, principles and practices in geotechnical engineering that enables incumbent to serve as an expert in the complex areas of soil mechanics and pavement design.
The incumbent is capable of applying new developments and experienced judgment to solve novel and obscure geotechnical engineering problems.
Knowledge and experience with Autodesk software, Microsoft Office products, mechanical engineering design and analysis software and other applicable DoD computer systems and software used by the Command.
Ability to produce results of analysis in writing and consolidate findings of others and evaluate recommendations and facts.
Ability to make oral presentations of proposed designs and results of studies.
Knowledge of budgeting, planning and project management techniques, including the ability to coordinate the work of others and lead teams.
Knowledge of and full compliance with Safety Policy and Guidance and use of personal protective equipment.