HVJ Associates
Austin, TX
Position: Staff Engineer/Geologist

Location: Austin, TX

Mission/ Position Description Summary

The mission of a Staff Engineer/Geologist for HVJ, a leading specialty engineering firm in Texas, is to support the project manager or other staff as directed to assure client satisfaction following the applicable standards, specifications and company guidelines. Main areas of responsibility include:
Performing Field Work including marking borings, logging behind drill rig (ability to lift 50 lbs. and some travel should be expected)
Coordinate Field and/or Lab Assignments
Engineering Analyses
Contribute to project document deliverables
Assisting Project Managers in Business Development

Tactical Work:
Perform direct project work.
Assist in achieve required project financial performance by the following:
Organizing field and laboratory work within project scope and budget as directed by the project manager.
Performing engineering analyses within project scope and budget as directed by the project manager.
Preparing draft reports including required plates and appendices addressing project scope within the project budget as directed by the project manager.
Addressing internal and client review comments as directed by the project manager.
Execute activities consistent with commitment management.
Execute activities consistent with quality standards.
Continuously improve your technical capabilities by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and participating in professional societies.
Identify project and client issues as early as possible and coordinate resolution with project manager in accordance with company policy.

Position Specific Standards:
Project work organized or performed within project budget. Project manager informed in advance if project budget is likely to be exceeded.
Project deliverables provided per schedule agreed with client
Project deliverables meet firm quality standards
Perform process activities in accordance with schedules set forth in the process documentation.
Perform direct work on projects at the utilization level planned in the budget.

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field, Master’s Degree preferred.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, and to utilize a computer and software applications such as Microsoft Office.
The employee is required to stand; walk; drive; use hands or fingers; handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.