Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Front Range, Colorado
$90,000 - $110,000 per year + benefits
Jan 12, 2021
Mar 13, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time


Forte Dynamics, a northern Colorado based engineering firm, is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer. This person will work with our management team and other senior engineers. Work focus will be on geotechnical engineering for mine development and enhancement projects, including overseeing all geotechnical investigations and analyses for all of Forte, and provide mentoring to Forte junior engineers. The job location is in the front range area of Colorado.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and fluid environment

Work Conditions:

  • Full-time position
  • Office and field environment


  • PE required (P.Eng. a plus)
  • 6-15 years engineering experience in mining and mineral processing or related fields preferred
  • Geotechnical analyses, including slope stability (including static, pseudo-static, and deformation), settlement, and liquefaction analyses preferred
  • Field and/or estimating experience
  • Experience working as a project engineer or assistant project manager
  • Experience with helping to maintain project budgets and schedules
  • Experience with construction management work procedures

Summary of Duties/Responsibilities includes but is not limited to:

  • Ability to work full time: Monday – Friday 8AM-5PM
  • Team oriented and ability to take direction well and learn quickly
  • Strong organization skills, communication, dependability, and work ethic
  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies
  • Proficient knowledge in MS Office Suite (especially Excel)
  • Proficient knowledge in moment and limit equilibrium modeling, both 2D and 3D, and deformation modeling (movement upon yield acceleration)
  • Reliability, honesty, and a high standard of integrity is required
  • Excellent customer service skills are required
  • Aid in the production of complete and accurate design drawings
  • Interact and communicate with responsible engineer and project team
  • Manage and archive project files properly
  • Learn and apply new or upgraded software
  • Willingness to travel from time to time

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