FIELD ENGINEER – DREDGING DIVISION (New Orleans, LA)

POSITION OVERVIEW

As a Field Engineer, you will be an integral part of our marine based Dredging Division. In this position, you will utilize engineering principles taking part in project layout, topographic and hydrographic surveying, production guidance, monitoring, reporting, and dredging quality control. You will have the opportunity to collaborate and work with other talented team members. This position will report directly to the Project Engineer.

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DISTRICT OVERVIEW

The Dredging division is a respected marine contractor that owns, operates, and maintains a diverse and extensive fleet of dredging and support equipment.

We serve customers that require dredging for navigation and restoration, in turn maintaining the waterways that transport goods and fortifying our infrastructure and coastlines. Weeks provides a cohesive dredging services lifecycle. We specialize in both capital and maintenance dredging for deep or shallow draft navigation, as well as coastal restoration and protection. The division employs a talented and motivated workforce that includes managers, engineers, technicians, and support personnel — all with experience and qualifications that are second to none.

LOCATION

This position will be based in the Gulf Coast region.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Commitment to an incident and injury free workplace
  • Ability to read and comprehend project plans and specifications
  • Take part in project layout and file design
  • Dredge cut and fill planning and management
  • Provide accurate vessel positioning to ensure dredging operations take place within the defined permit limits, as per contract
  • Coordinate survey activities with the Project Engineer to meet schedule requirements
  • Collect and process hydrographic and topographic survey data to be used to calculate volumes of materials removed or placed
  • Learn the fundamentals of dredge production utilizing proprietary production tools and analysis programs to aid in optimizing project performance and providing solutions to complex dredging projects
  • Dredge production guidance, monitoring, and reporting
  • Survey subcontractor management
  • Ensure Quality Control of the dredging process
  • Responsible for the inventory and maintenance of survey and assigned equipment

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Entry Level Position for candidates with target backgrounds in Civil Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Construction Management, or similar field of study
  • 1-3 years’ experience in the dredging or survey industry in lieu of a bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to be trained to utilize current surveying equipment and techniques
  • Ability to accurately read contract drawings
  • Ability to perform earthwork volume computations
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Trimble, and Hypack software preferred
  • Ability to work 84-hour work week. 19 days on, 9 days off
  • Ability to live aboard vessel for full rotation
  • Willingness and ability to travel required

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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