Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Salary
Somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Senior Geotechnical Engineers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $75K to $129K per year, and the average comes out to $90K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Geotechnical Engineers bottoms out near $75K and approaches $129K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Sr. Geotechnical Engineer
A senior geotechnical engineer is expected to lead, train, manage, and supervise a team of junior engineers, as well as communicate on behalf of the team to other departments such as operations and management. Senior geotechnical engineers must be able to inspect work sites, evaluate the potential risks associated with each site, determine the correct course of action for each project, delegate work to junior engineers as needed to keep the project on time, and train and inform each junior engineer of his or her responsibilities and of any changes to those duties as time passes. Senior geotechnical engineers must keep detailed logs, in writing and on the computer, so that management can monitor the progress of the team during the project. Senior geotechnical engineers are also expected to review the overall progress of each project and to determine ways to improve efficiency and reduce overhead. Finally, they must be ready to implement any requests by management to the best of their ability.Read More...
Applicants for senior geotechnical engineer positions generally must have at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field of engineering, with a master's in geotechnical or civil engineering preferred. Applicants must have at least eight years of experience in a field related to geotechnical engineering, such as surveying prospective mining sites or performing work related to geological science. Senior geotechnical engineers must willing to travel to (and remain at) remote locations for extended periods of time as needed based on project requirements. Applicants with a background in management are often preferred. Applicants must have experience in both Microsoft Office and AutoCAD software.
Sr. Geotechnical Engineer Tasks
- Manage and lead investigations, analysis, design, and construction support for geotechnical, water resources, and mining projects.
- Prepare and review technical reports.
- Analyze earthquake response, soil, laboratory testing results, data reports and baseline reports.
- Design shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, and slope stability analysis of dams and embankments.
- Conduct field assignments inspecting earth retaining structures including geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring, and deep foundations, tunnels, shallow foundations and drilled shafts.
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Survey results show that Senior Geotechnical Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include autodesk autocad. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to know Microsoft Office.
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