Staff/Project Engineer

Staff/Project Engineer

Wheat Ridge, CO (Corporate) and Rockville, MD (Branch) Offices

Olson Engineering, Inc.

Experience:  0 to 5 years

Compensation:  $65K to $80K per year

Minimum Education:  Bachelors in Structural, Geotechnical or Materials Engineering (Graduate Degree Preferred)

Olson Engineering has openings in our Wheat Ridge, Colorado corporate office and our Rockville, Maryland branch office for Staff/Project Engineers with backgrounds in Structural, Geotechnical or Materials Engineering with strong interest in conducting nondestructive evaluation (NDE) investigations of bridges, buildings, dams, tunnels, pavements, foundations, and other civil structures. Olson Engineering, Inc. is a leader in nondestructive evaluation and geophysical services for civil structural and infrastructure projects.  We cross-train our professionals to work on NDE and engineering geophysics projects.  Our subsidiary, Olson Instruments, Inc., manufactures instruments for nondestructive evaluation for civil engineering projects.  This position will be approximately 25 to 40% in the field with both local and out of town project work.  The ability to travel nationally and internationally for longer times of up to 2 to 3 weeks at a time on projects is occasionally required.  Strong data collection, data analysis and verbal and written communication skills are required as well as the ability to work individually and as a part of a team. Must be willing to work occasional nights/weekends, and travel on short notice. Must have a clean driving record and ability to pass drug tests when required by clients for project sitework.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BS in Structural, Geotechnical, and/or Materials Engineering with Graduate Degree a plus
  • Must be able to travel extensively nationally and internationally
  • Ability to conduct fieldwork in difficult conditions
  • Comfortable working at heights
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift 70 lbs
  • EIT registration – PE registration is a plus

Duties include:

  • NDE and Geophysical data acquisition
  • NDE and Geophysical data processing and analysis
  • Preparation of draft reports
  • Preparation of draft proposals
  • Communicate and coordinate with clients

Desirable educational or work experience:

  • NDE methods such as Impact Echo, Sonic Echo, Surface Waves, Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity/Echo, Ground Penetrating Radar, Corrosion, Infrared Thermography, Pile Integrity, Structural Health Monitoring
  • AutoCAD/Solidworks
  • AASHTO/NHI/Bridge design/load rating/inspection experience/certifications
  • Finite element modeling experience
  • Strong engineering mechanics/materials background
  • Bridge Design and Inspection
  • Bridge Load Testing and Load Rating
  • Structural Repair Design
  • Pavement Evaluation
  • Foundation Evaluation
  • Vibration Monitoring
  • Differential GPS
  • Photogrammetry

Desirable Software Experience and Other Skillsets:

  • Structural/Geotechnical Finite Element Analyses
  • Structural Analysis Software
  • Radar data analysis software
  • GIS (either ArcGIS or QGIS)
  • Basic understanding of instrumentation for NDE
  • Basic understanding of digital signal processing
  • MS Word and Excel Spreadsheets

Company Benefits:

  • Paid time off commensurate with experience.
  • Company paid United Health Care HSA health care plan
  • Optional Vision and Dental Plan
  • UNUM Long-term Disability and AD&D Insurance.
  • Simple IRA Plan match up to 3 percent
  • Paid Holidays


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Olson Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.