Condor Earth Technologies, Inc.
  • Sonora, CA, USA
  • Full Time

We are seeking a Lead Tunnel Design Engineer to join our successful tunnel engineering group that performs feasibility, design, field engineering, and construction management services on multiple projects with construction values typically less than $5 million. The engineer will typically be involved with the same project from feasibility study through construction. The engineer will work in association with Condor's Principal Tunneling Consultant and tunnel group staff, and will be responsible for design and field engineering of tunnel excavation and stabilization works, reinforced concrete/shotcrete lining, passive and active anchors, portal structures, soil nails, and other structural elements of tunnels. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively with owners, designers, consultants, contractors and co-workers. The senior engineer will prepare proposals and occasionally assist with business development.  Other duties may include soil/rock slope engineering and stabilization.

Position Details:

The Lead Tunnel Design Engineer will primarily:

  • Direct, supervise and occasionally perform field work including site investigation and construction monitoring
  • Design and analysis of tunnel excavation stabilization works
  • Design and analysis of tunnel lining including reinforced concrete/shotcrete lining, steel supports, and timbers
  • Design and analysis of slope reinforcements including soil nails, rock dowels, and tensioned tie back anchors
  • Design and analysis of portal structures and other structural elements of tunnels
  • Perform slope stability analysis and design of slope stabilization options
  • Preparation of cost estimates and proposals
  • Preparation of plans and technical specifications
  • Preparation of contract documents
  • Construction management
  • Project management and representation of Condor to clients
  • Business development

Managerial Duties

Manage engineering and billing aspects of assigned projects. Manage projects assigned to the senior engineer.  Mentor and train junior staff. Collaborate with peers.

Staffing Responsibilities

Assign work to staff engineers, drafting department, and support staff for assigned projects in collaboration with supervisors of these departments.  Coordinate field construction monitoring staff for assigned projects. Collaborate with peers within the same department, and within other departments of Condor to successfully complete projects.

Well qualified candidates will have:

  • 10+ years of project design, project management and construction management in tunnel/underground construction or similar
  • Master's Degree in Civil, Geological, or Related Engineering Degree, or combination of bachelors and equivalent experience

Necessary Skills/Competencies:

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of software suitable for design of underground structures including finite element codes
  • Proficiency with a slope stability analysis program
  • Ability to accurately and thoroughly perform work
  • Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
  • Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal)
  • Reliable and able to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Comprehends complex technical topics and specialized information
  • Can work under pressure and complete assigned tasks under stressful situations
  • Maintain good working relationships with fellow employees

Certificates & Licenses:

  • Registered Civil Engineering Registration required (California), or ability to obtain within six months of employment
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