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U.S. Army Corps seeks Concrete Materials Engineer

  • 13 Jan 2017 8:29 AM
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    ASCE Blog Editor (Administrator)

    Civil (Concrete Materials) Engineer

    U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, Engineering and Construction Division, Structural Design Section, Navigation Design Branch

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA.

    Series and Grade: GS-0810-12

    Salary Range: $ 73,924.00 to $96,104.00/ Per Year

    Open Period: Thursday, January 12, 2017 to Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Job Announcement Number: SWGJ177775501895259D

    Please see the advertisement posted on for required qualifications and instructions on applying. Create an account on and search the Job Announcement Number.

    The website link to the job posting is:

    Your duties will include the following:

    • Function as technically responsible engineer from a materials aspect for analysis, design, rehabilitation and construction of a variety of complex concrete structures; including concrete gravity dams for flood risk management projects, concrete gravity dams for navigation structures, concrete lock walls for navigation structures, other miscellaneous mass concrete structures, including deep foundations drilled shafts, underwater (tremie) concrete, precast concrete and a variety of other concrete utilized in structural and geotechnical applications.
    • Serve as technical lead for analysis and design of fully exposed, submerged, partially submerged structural concrete and mass concrete structures including concrete materials, mixture proportioning and placement methods and their effect on construction and durability. Prepare construction contract documents including drawings and specifications for various features for challenging and complex civil engineering projects for river navigation systems and flood control reservoirs.
    • Perform analysis utilizing finite element and trial load methods as used for the design and analysis of mass concrete structures, thermal and cracking analyses using industry best practices, ACI procedures, and nonlinear incremental stress analysis (NISA). NISA makes use of finite element analysis techniques to account for complex geometry and loading, thermal stresses induced by the environment and the heat of hydration of cementitious materials, nonlinear material behavior, and sequential or staged construction.
    • Develop concrete mix designs to improve resistance to alkali silica reaction (ASR), alkali carbonate reaction (ACR), sulfate attack, D-cracking, F-T damage, pop-outs, etc. Analyze and evaluate engineering materials for Portland cement concrete (PCC) for civil works structures (PCC), underwater concrete, including Portland cement, fly ash, silica fume, ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS), admixtures, water and aggregates as well as joint sealants, curing products, and other treatment and ancillary products and methods.
    • Coordinate concrete materials aspects of projects with multi-disciplined engineering team, Operations personnel and Construction Engineering personnel responsible for related specialized phases of the projects to arrive at functional designs and solutions to technical and operational problems.
    • Perform role of Project Engineer in design by coordinating the efforts of multi-disciplined teams, developing and tracking budgets, preparation of scopes of work, ensuring quality processes are followed, and ensuring contract documents are complete. In construction, the provides support to the Construction Engineering staff by coordinating the review of transmittals and RFI's by the engineering team and assisting with the resolution of construction issues.
    • Perform inspections and assessments of the District's infrastructure including mass concrete structures, reinforced concrete structures, and bridges; and develop memos and reports with recommendations based on field observations.

    About the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

    Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or "The Corps") is one of the best in America! In 2015, USACE ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. From this list, the Corps ranked #10 in the government services industry, #6 in the federal government, and #8 in the engineering field. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or follow this link to learn more about the Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

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