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Civil Engineer (Tunnel)

Company Description


Dragados is an international contractor established in 1941 that specializes in major infrastructure projects, including bridges, roads and highways, tunnels and underground projects, buildings, energy and environmental infrastructure, dams and hydraulic works worldwide. Dragados is the construction arm of ACS Group, one of the leading infrastructure developers in the world with presence in more than 40 countries, ranked No. 1 on ENR’s 2016 Top 250 International Contractors list.

Dragados’ success and future depends on attracting, developing and retaining diverse and skilled talent. We believe that our company’s achievement begins with great employees. Dragados began U.S. operations in 2005 and 2008 in Canada. Strategic partnerships with Schiavone, Picone, Pulice, J.F. White and Prince enhanced Dragados ability to complete large scale projects, using the latest technologies to resolve technical challenges.


Corporate Headquarters:

810 7th Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Main Office: 212.779.0900


www.dragados-usa.com          www.dragados-usa.com/career

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Summary: The Engineer will be assisting the design management of the TBM tunnel section included in the Hampton Roads Tunnel Bridge (HRBT) Project. This position will also assist on the design of the associated ground improvements required for tunneling, the design of temporary elements associated to TBM excavation and on the design of the tunnel–portal interface. The Engineer will be hired by gGravity Engineering USA and will work for HRCP Joint Venture. This position will work with the design and construction teams in the JV site offices, and will also have to work closely with gGravity Engineering Tunnel Division based in Madrid (Spain), that will provide direction and technical support. The Engineer will be responsible for getting a compliant, efficient and cost-effective design on time. Will need to identify and assist to identify risks and opportunities in a timely manner, and guide the design development. This position will also have to work closely with the cost control and equipment teams. When HRBT project design effort reduces, approximately in about 2-3 years, the Engineer could start working as gGravity USA Tunnel Engineer, integrated within gGravity’s Tunnel Division, providing technical support to different tunnel projects of Dragados Construction Group in USA, including bids/proposals and construction projects. Responsibilities: Getting a compliant, efficient and cost-effective design on time Identify and assist to identify risks and opportunities in a timely manner, and coordinate with gGravity Engineering Tunnel Division based in Madrid (Spain) Reviews and tracks design packages’ status, generates, and follows up with the request for information (RFIs) or field change requests Performs quantity take offs for cost estimates, payment applications, and schedule updates Assists the scheduling department Assists in the preparation of detailed requisitions for material purchase, services, and subcontracts. Assists in the preparation and issuance of specifications, data sheets, and other construction documents. Establish and maintain relationships with clients in order to define their needs, explain technical information, concepts or study results. Interaction with Subcontractor, Supplier, and Equipment vendors. Scope Development and Price Solicitations. Verify and complete request for proposals, estimates, and other technical documents. Performs other related duties as required and assigned. Qualifications: Required Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Engineering (or related field) 5+ years of related work experience Experience with and understanding of Tunneling and Mining Construction Requires basic engineering knowledge in civil works and geotechnics. Familiarity with CAD and other PC software packages typically associated with engineering is also required. Ability to travel extensively: 50 – 75% Organizational ability – able to plan, prioritize, organize and monitor activities and projects. Able to work well in a group environment and foster a team approach. Preferred Knowledge and experience with Scheduling software (i.e. Microsoft Project), Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Experience with tunnel design, including some type of contact with FEM for tunnel design Knowledge about TBM tunneling Dragados USA Inc., in an Equal Opportunity Employer
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