Geotechnical Engineer - Solar Group

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  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 10 Feb, 2019

Job Description

Geotechnical Engineer - Solar Group Job LocationsUS-MN-MinneapolisJob ID 2018-5058 # of Openings 1 Category Preconstruction Overview Company Overview: Mortenson s success is not a matter of luck; it s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service. Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work. It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 40 times regionally over the past decade What are you waiting for? The Big Picture: Mortenson is currently seeking a Geotechnical Engineer for the Solar Group with the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. The Geotechnical Engineer will be responsible for tracker and inverter pile optimization and pile testing during the design phase of all projects. Create, implement, manage and continually improve tracker pile designs, inverter station foundation designs, and coordination of pile designs/optimization with the civil designs. Lead and collaborate with design partners, procurement, tracker suppliers, Mortenson operation teams and civil trade partners. Responsibilities Review geotechnical investigation reports, pull testing reports, tracker reactions, Owner Agreement scopes of work, wind criteria and provide tracker pile size, pile embedment pile projection height, and corrosion mitigation recommendations to our estimating teams Establish and implement pile pull testing standards and participate and/or lead constructability reviews tracker pile designs Collaborate with estimating teams for reasonable and/or optimized soil thermal resistivity assumptions. Manage site specific wind and corrosion third party studies as required to optimize piles for estimate and/or design Build and nurture relationships with pile suppliers, geotechnical consultants, and structural Engineer of Records. Write scope of work and schedule Exhibit for pile supply Purchase Agreements Draft and negotiate geotechnical investigation, pile testing, wind study and corrosion study Professional Service Agreements Schedule and manage pile pull tests for projects Lead pile corrosion design mitigation efforts Participate in the Mortenson in-house development of 30% Construction Documents Manage design partners and ensure they meet design deliverable milestones Establish, implement and lead efforts to confirm accuracy of topographic elevation data Coordinate tracker pile projection height design with tracker length and topographic survey Manage 3rd party engineering reviews on pile designs, tracker supplier provided reactions and dynamic tracker system designs Implement lean innovation from the projects into new designs Promote designs that are optimized for performance, quality, safety and overall cost efficiency Continually learn what the new solar industry trends are and become a subject matter expert on tracker and inverter foundation systems Attend solar industry conferences and other forums All other responsibilities as assigned Qualifications Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Project, and pertinent web application skills at an intermediate level Proven positi