The GRL Staff Engineer is responsible for performing dynamic, static, and specialty quality assurance testing of driven piles, drilled shafts, and other deep foundation types at construction sites. The individual will also undertake analysis of collected test data and prepare reports for clients in a timely and accurate manner.
All candidates should be authorized to work lawfully in the United States and, if hired, a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) must be completed at the start of employment.
Candidate should have either a Master of Science in Civil Engineering or a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and EI certificate. Professional Engineer licensure advantageous.
A strong geotechnical academic background is preferred.
Dynamic Pile Testing with PDA experience is desirable.
Candidate should have an appreciation and understanding for consulting work and be able to work independently.
Previous experience in geotechnical or foundation aspects of civil engineering can be an advantage.
Candidate must have good writing and communication skills.
Candidate will be responsible for performing dynamic testing of driven piles and drilled shafts at construction sites using a Pile Driving Analyzer® (PDA) system and the CAPWAP® program.
Candidate will perform wave equation analysis utilizing the GRLWEAP program.
Candidate will be responsible for attaching instrumentation to deep foundation systems for conventional static load testing as well as bi-directional static load testing.
Candidate will also perform Crosshole Sonic Logging (CSL), Thermal Integrity Profiling (TIP), and Low Strain Integrity Testing (PIT), of drilled shafts, augered cast-in-place piles and similar foundations.
Candidate will undertake analysis of collected data and prepare reports for clients in a timely and accurate manner.
Testing locations will be primarily near the office location or contiguous states though testing could occur in other parts of the USA as well as in other countries, including offshore oil platforms.
GRL will train and equip the candidate in the use of all of its testing systems and analysis software, including the PDA, Static Load Tester, GRL-Cell, Cross Hole Analyzer, Thermal Integrity Profiler, Pile Integrity Tester, CAPWAP and GRLWEAP.
Level of Supervision
Candidate will report to the office manager and operate from that office. Engineers are required to be self-motivated and well-organized in managing client portfolios and requirements.
Nominal work schedule is eight working hours per day, five days a week. However, as GRL provides a service that must be responsive to the construction industry and the immediate needs of the client, the work schedule can sometimes stretch into the weekends or into extra hours.
Engineers spend approximately 50% of their time traveling away from the office including overseas.
Two positions available – Chicago, IL and Orlando, Florida.
The deep foundation testing industry is a specialized field in which GRL Engineers is one of the industry leaders in terms of knowledge, skill, innovation and size due to its unique history and connection to some of the founders of modern dynamic testing. Ever since the 1970s the sector has been growing consistently and GRL with it. Professional development and professional engineering licensure are encouraged.
Project engineers are tracked with a view to taking on more responsibility for their own client base or branch office as well as corporate responsibilities.
GRL maintains a small firm attitude despite the fact that it covers the entire United States and works globally, including offshore. This allows for a collegial and positive atmosphere despite the challenges of its cutting-edge technology and work schedule.
GRL Engineers, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.
Additional Salary Information: This is a salaried position with a competitive salary and a generous bonus.
GRL offers medical & dental insurance (covering 85-95% of premiums) as well as long-term disability and life insurance.
Following the first year of employment, employees are invited to participate in the corporate 401K and profit-sharing plans.
About GRL Engineers, Inc.
GRL Engineers, Inc. is a professional engineering firm that specializes in providing testing, analysis, and consulting services for the deep foundation industry world-wide. The firm was founded in 1976 by the Case Western Reserve University research team that developed the Case Method of dynamic pile testing and the Pile Driving Analyzer® (PDA) system for performing the test. Since its incorporation, GRL has continued to expand its capabilities in this field through in-house research efforts and several funded studies, most notably in the area of wave equation technology and hammer performance evaluation.
The innovative pile testing methods originally developed by the principals of the firm are now applied worldwide, resulting in improved foundation solutions, better quality control and often significant savings of foundation costs or construction time. GRL engineers perform dynamic pile monitoring (on or offshore), dynamic load testing, integrity assessment of driven piles and drilled shafts, drivability analysis, data review and training as well as research and development projects in the field of deep foundation testing systems.
GRL Engineers, Inc. maintains its corporate he...adquarters in Cleveland, OH with offices in Philadelphia, PA; Charlotte, NC; Orlando, FL; New Orleans, LA; Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, Denver, CO; Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA. GRL engineers travel frequently throughout the United States as well as overseas and to offshore locations around the world.