Experience in Bridges of Sea/Creek.
The process of understanding and working with soil and rock, underground water, site and structural conditions, in relation to a construction project, is known as geotechnical engineering.
In their professional capacity, geotechnical engineers plan and design the structures for buildings, roads, embankments, canals and hundreds of other construction projects. Beyond their construction role, the geotechnical engineer will also deal with geological hazards like landslides, soil erosion and, in some extreme conditions, earthquakes.
Subsurface investigation: Collection of soil samples from the project's intended site, using bores and test pits. Amongst other factors, the analysis will determine the ground's stress bearing capability and stability.
Field test: Determine whether issues like erosion, settlement and slope will pose a safety risk to the proposed project.
Computer analysis: Analyze the results of subsurface investigations and field tests with dedicated software. Your ability to understand data and model future conditions will be crucial to the development of the construction project. After analysis, geotechnical engineers may be required to assist in the development of earthworks and foundations suitable to the conditions of the site.
Client meetings: Meet with clients for evaluations of project progress. Budget and time constraints will be important factors in any discussion and geotechnical engineers will be expected to know and provide a variety of important information.
Geotechnical engineers will be required to spend most of their time in the field - and in analysis laboratories. The job involves lots of travel and plenty of strict deadlines - and work in most weather conditions. A geotechnical engineer should be inquisitive, motivated and dedicated but will also require formal, university level training - a bachelors degree, sometimes in a subject relating to the field (mathematics, science, geology). Beyond the undergraduate level, some postgraduate courses may deliver an advantage when applying for geotechnical positions. Professional accreditation may also be required.
Geotechnical engineering is a constantly changing field - employees will have to deal with new equipment, updated safety regulations and other factors - above and beyond their duties to a client's construction project. With this in mind, keeping on top of scientific and industry news is an important habit - but also a way to seek out the best employment opportunities.
Salary: INR 15,00,000 - 30,00,000 P.A.
Industry: Construction / Engineering / Cement / Metals
Functional Area: Engineering Design, R&D
Role Category: Engineering Design
Role: Technical Lead/Project Lead
Employment Type: Permanent Job, Full Time