Furgo Principal Engineer Job Opening – USA

Furgo is the the world’s largest integrator of geotechnical, survey, subsea and geosciences services. Our services are specifically designed to support your engineering design and large structure building projects. We create value by acquiring and interpreting earth and engineering data to assist you with the design, construction, installation, repair and maintenance of your infrastructure. Discover our values, vision and mission, operation figures and strategy.

Furgo Principal Engineer Job Opening USA

Job Details:
Job title:   Principal Engineer
Job ID:  752
Location: Ventura, CA

Application Sunday November 30, 2014

Job Description: Manages and conducts both simple and complex projects and pursuits. Activities require independent action and responsible judgment. Leads a group of staff, one or more business units, or development of a market niche. May supervise groups of staff, branch offices, or independent business units so that the operations meet assigned financial goals and Fugro’s professional standards, and are guided by Fugro’s policies and procedures.
Roles And Responsibilities:
  • Manages, directs and executes major projects from a commercial as well as technical perspective.
  • Manages business units or sub-units as assigned.
  • Mentors and trains subordinate professionals.
  • Provides review of proposals and reports.
  • Works independently on most projects, without close supervision.
  • Makes presentations to clients and staff.
  • Typically the “Engineer or Geologist-of-record” on major projects.
  • Ensures that commitments to clients are met for budget, timeliness, and accuracy.
  • Plays a lead role in business development, recruitment, and hiring.
  • May be required to collect fees from client.
  • Personally supports and encourages support for continuous improvement of the company’s processes, including but not limited to the Fugro West, Inc. safety program.
  • Assigns duties to the project team, answers their questions, monitor their progress, and checks accuracy of completed work.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Be a leader in the firm.
  • Set an example consistent with Fugro’s standards.
  • Be a well-rounded engineer or geologist, and be able to provide creative and practical solutions to meet the clients’ needs.
  • Be proficient in project management.
  • Exhibit excellent communication and people skills. Work cooperatively as a full team player with peers, supervisors, and subordinates within the company and throughout the Fugro group.
  • Maintains close relationship with each client throughout development of the project, and after the project is completed.
  • Uphold good management practices.

Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Duties and Responsibilities:
The Fugro HSE Management System relies fully on the principle that HSE is a line management responsibility. Principal Professional’s – Geotechnical are responsible for day-to- day management of HSE within their department and related activities. Principal Professional’s – Geotechnical are responsible to carry out their activities and conform to the Fugro HSE Management System and the Fugro West, Inc., Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
Principal Professional’s – Geotechnical are responsible for:

  • Leading by example.
  • Stimulating employee awareness of HSE.
  • Identifying the required level of staff expertise to ensure safe operations.
  • Stopping any operation that is deemed unsafe.
  • Ensuring that the appropriate process of hazard identification and risk assessment is adopted before beginning a project or any new task.
  • Reporting incidents and accidents, near misses, and hazard observations.
Requirements Knowledge/Skills:
  • A Master’s degree (M.S./M.A.) in Geotechnical Engineering is required; Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) with 10 or more years is preferred.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret contracts and proposal requests, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to present ideas and technical information in a clear and concise manner, and to listen with attention.
  • Should have excellent practical knowledge of business financials, commercial terms, statistics, and related mathematical disciplines as appropriate.
  • Excellent problem solving skills: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret technical instructions and business/commercial terms in mathematical or diagram form as well as abstract and concrete ideas. Ability to solve abstract problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Individual should possess an excellent understanding and knowledge of geotechnical engineering, geology, the consulting business (including contracts and risk evaluation) and related disciplines. Must be able to efficiently use computers for communication, project management, and technical analysis.
  • Individual must be a team player and have an excellent ability to work in a cooperative environment. Must be able to work effectively with peers, subordinates, and superiors as well as with clients and vendors. Must have an excellent ability to communicate in a professional and direct manner. Individual should have the ability to seek a “win-win” solution.
  • Professional registration in California as an Engineer or Geologist is typically required. Driver’s license with acceptable motor vehicle record and ability to procure a passport is required.

Physical Qualifications:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet. The noise level in the fieldwork environment varies, and can be loud when working around equipment.
  • Overall understanding of commercial requirements, technical requirements and field data acquisition procedures.
  • Strong computer skills. Position requires frequent use of personal computer and office- related software such as word processing and spreadsheets, project management and financial software, and the use of presentation software applications.
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required, both domestic and international. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid passport is normally required.
  • Employee must be able to work effectively with Fugro Consultants, Inc. as well as with clients and vendors in coordinating client requirements with Fugro’s capability to satisfactorily complete jobs.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbent will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by the supervisor.

Additional Details
Benefits: Full benefits package including health benefits and a generous 401k match.

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