Senior Geotechnical Engineer

OWN, Inc. Springfield, MO

In 2023, we changed our name from Anderson Engineering, Inc. to OWN, Inc. to be more reflective of our team and the mindset that makes us go. While the name may be new, the links to the past have led us to what we are today: a community of talented employee-owners driven by mutual success.

OWN, Inc. is an engineering firm that believes in the power of employee-ownership. Our talented team builds futures while helping shape the built environment across the country from our offices in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Florida. We serve the Private Development and Public Infrastructure markets with core offerings of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Land Surveying, and Field Services. No matter the project or scope, our clients enjoy problem-solving and service that goes beyond the expected.

We are looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Springfield, MO team.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Manage geotechnical engineering projects from inception to completion, ensuring adherence to project timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Prepare proposals, contracts, and project documentation in collaboration with the project team.
  • Analyze geotechnical engineering boring logs and other data to assess subsurface conditions and provide recommendations for foundation design, slope stability, and earthwork.
  • Conduct geotechnical calculations using industry-standard software and engineering principles to determine soil and rock properties, bearing capacities, settlement analyses, and other geotechnical parameters.
  • Prepare detailed technical reports summarizing geotechnical findings, assessments, and recommendations for clients, stakeholders, and regulatory agencies.
  • Oversee drilling equipment operations and geotechnical laboratory testing to ensure accurate data collection and analysis.
  • Perform field logging, inspections, and investigations to evaluate site conditions, conduct soil and rock sampling, and assess construction activities.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Drilling Manager to coordinate field drilling activities and provide technical guidance as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Construction Testing Manager for geotechnical projects that transition into the construction phase, ensuring compliance with geotechnical specifications and requirements.
  • Participate in activities requiring the application of geotechnical engineering principles and techniques, providing technical support and expertise to the project team.
  • Work effectively in both office and field environments, adapting to various weather conditions and physical demands of outdoor drilling sites.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field. 
  • Active PE license
  • 5+ years of experience in geotechnical engineering, with a strong foundation in geotechnical analysis, calculations, and report writing.
  • Knowledge of geotechnical drilling techniques, including soil sampling, rock coring, groundwater measurements, and planning geotechnical explorations.
  • Self-motivated with a strong focus on maintaining positive client relations and delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, taking direction from Project Engineers or Department Managers, while also demonstrating independent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex technical concepts to clients, stakeholders, and project team members.
  • Client service and business development oriented, with a focus on building strong relationships and identifying opportunities for future projects.
  • Valid and clean motor vehicle license, as regular travel to project sites may be required.
  • Ability to pass a drug screen and physical examination in compliance with company policies.
  • Flexibility to work overtime as needed and perform heavy lifting, if required to assist the drill crew.

When you join us, you can find your OWN way through:

1. Community.  Giving of time, treasures, and talents to fulfill personal passions and show up in your community.

2. Empowerment. Our employees are given full reign and the trust to make decisions in the best interest of their clients and teams.

3. Flexibility. The freedom to be a professional. The freedom to be a person.

4. ESOP. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is owned 100% by employees equitably, a fact most employee-owned firms can't claim.

5. Having fun. Laughing, jokes, high fives, celebrations- we take our work seriously but not ourselves.

6. Teamwork. A sense of belonging, learning from those around you, and feeling like you're on the winning team.

It is the policy of OWN, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to their race, age, color, physical handicap or disability, military service record, religion, sex, national origin or any other categorization protected by law, and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program.

OWN, Inc. is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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