Trenchless Engineer



Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Trenchless Engineer

ID 2024-7110
Job Locations
US-GA-Atlanta | US-CO-Denver
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

Take Your Engineering Career to the Next Level!

Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder's Engineering team is looking for you! The Gas Transmission Systems area of Kleinfelder provides high-quality solutions to natural gas utilities and pipeline operators. You can be a part of an exciting and diverse group of professionals that are committed to being the best at what they do.

Step into Your New Role

Kleinfelder is looking for a Trenchless Engineer to join our Atlanta or Denver office (remote considered). This position will focus on executing comprehensive design and consulting services for trenchless pipeline projects, with a particular focus on encroachment projects requiring relocation of existing pipelines. This unique position will allow the candidate to apply knowledge and skill sets across multiple disciplines, including trenchless, pipeline, transportation, and right-of-way services.

The chosen candidate must be self-motivated, accountable, responsible, reliable, and have strong abilities to work autonomously. The targeted individual is highly motivated towards meeting project and team requirements, technical advancement, and continuous improvement. In return, the candidate will be provided excellent learning opportunities and continuous support from highly trained specialists dedicated to developing top quality deliverables utilizing Best Management Practices.

Consideration for the position requires the following certifications or experience:

  • B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, petroleum engineering or related discipline
  • Ability and desire to obtain a Professional Engineering License (currently licensed a plus)
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in a related engineering discipline
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Skills:

  • Take responsibility over assigned scope and managing it as if you were its PM
  • Strong Relationship Skills: Ability to form and nurture relationships in order to create a partnership mindset with the team; collaboration is a strength
  • Confident / Driven: Knows how to get things done and has the confidence to drives tasks to completion
  • Creative: applies independent thought to solve problems
  • Organized: has ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively
  • Solution-orientated: pro-actively troubleshoots with practical, client-focused ideas
  • Curious: self-motivated to continue learning
  • Engaged: holds leadership positions in industry or community organizations
  • M.S. degree a plus.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading engineering efforts for various trenchless and pipeline projects across the U.S.
  • Visiting projects sites and evaluating the surficial features to consider during design
  • Analyzing information from multiple disciplines, for instance transportation plans, to understand, identify and define project constraints, potential challenges and design considerations.
  • Performing feasibility analyses of trenchless crossings with a strong focus on constructability
  • Developing site specific solutions for clients around trenchless crossings and pipeline designs while also utilizing transportation based knowledge
  • Preparing construction-ready plans, details, and calculations for installation and reviewing the work of others
  • Supporting teams and projects by complying with project technical requirements and design constraints
  • Participating in the conceptual development of site designs and aid in its organization, scheduling, and implementation
  • Designing alternatives to solve constructability and site challenges
  • Creating and maintaining project documentation related to project design and development
  • Communicating with project development and project management teams
  • Providing consulting expertise to clients to address immediate needs and long-term strategies
  • Continuously advancing and improving your personal skill sets and chosen career path.

Move Forward with Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.

Progress with an Employer that Values You

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:

Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California & Colorado Equal Pay Acts. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Salary range: $68,216 - 113,714.

Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.

Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)


Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.



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