Principal Geotechnical Engineer at Arcadis U.S.Inc.

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Highlands Ranch, Colorado





Job Description:

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets.

We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world's most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Role description:

Arcadis is seeking a Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join an established and growing multi-national mining engineering team. As the selected candidate, you will provide technical leadership for projects across the United States (US), Canada, Chile, and other locations. This position can be filled remotely and the candidate will collaborate with established engineering teams across the Western United States and the world.

In this position, you will lead geotechnical engineering on surface mining projects, including tailings facilities and open pits. A key responsibility will be engaging with experts and teams across an array of disciplines, including engineering, hydrology, geochemistry, water treatment, and planning and permitting. Diverse project opportunities include mine reclamation engineering and other environmental projects such as sediment remediation and water dam design and evaluation. Work will entail a mixture of geotechnical investigations, geotechnical evaluations, feasibility studies, design, and construction quality assurance. This is a great opportunity for a principal engineer to provide leadership to a team of geotechnical engineers supporting large and complex projects across the US and around the world.

Role accountabilities:


  • Provide leadership to our Geotechnical Engineering community and Mining Sector Team through an understanding of technical principals and current and future market conditions which support Arcadis positioning for growth
  • Act as or become an Engineer of Record (EoR) on appropriate projects or have served as a Deputy EoR on mine projects
  • Support Arcadis' delivery of comprehensive Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management services
  • Use excellent communication skills to represent Arcadis to external teams and clients and to effectively engage Arcadis teams
  • Provide leadership to engineering project teams by defining project goals, constraints, and managing external inputs and apply sound decision making to deliver informed technical solutions
  • Perform geotechnical engineering reviews and provide key input on critical projects
  • Apply engineering principles and an understanding of mine operations to develop effective solutions to our clients' biggest challenges

Preferred technical proficiencies:


  • Mine tailings and water dam siting, design and evaluations
  • Mine high wall investigations and slope stability analysis
  • Direct and support Dam Safety Reviews
  • Field and laboratory geotechnical testing methods, techniques, and results interpretation
  • Geotechnical investigation, monitoring methods and techniques
  • Construction monitoring, testing and documentation
  • Soft-ground mechanics and stabilization techniques
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint

Qualifications & Experience:

Required Qualifications & Experience:


  • B.S. degree in civil or geotechnical engineering or closely related field
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Minimum 15 years of experience
  • Limited travel is required (10%)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post graduate degree in civil or geotechnical engineering or closely related field
  • Direct experience with geotechnical modeling software such as GeoStudio, RocScience, FLAC, PLAXIS, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Civil 3D, Arc Map, or similar geospatial software
  • Spanish language proficiency not a requirement but a plus to work with international teams

Why Arcadis?

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It's why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.

You'll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you'll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark, on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.

Join Arcadis. Create a Legacy.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Arcadis offers benefits for full time and part time positions. These benefits include medical, dental, and vision, EAP, 401K, STD, LTD, AD&D, life insurance, paid parental leave, reward & recognition program and optional benefits including wellbeing benefits, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement. We offer seven paid holidays and potentially up to two floating holidays per calendar year depending on start date, and 20 days PTO that accrue per year. The salary range for this position is $124,000.00 - $187,000.00.





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