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Professional Coastal Engineer
This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Baton Rouge, Covington, Houma, Lafayette, LA
       



T. Baker Smith, LLC (TBS) is searching for a formally educated Professional Civil Engineer, with the technical background, expertise, and experience to accomplish various coastal engineering projects.  

This position will be working on projects that are on the front line of coastal restoration within the South Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico regions helping communities fight for their survival.


TBS’s integrated teams have provided multi-discipline solutions for projects across the Gulf Coast region.  We assist our clients with:


  • Research, Feasibility, and Development of new and alternatives to help our clients fight and adapt to coastal erosion
  • Evaluating, Securing Funding, Design, and help construct Projects to Protect Infrastructure and more so People
  • Providing Regulatory Compliance and Environmental efforts for Clients with Coastal Infrastructure
  • Helping Landowners promote protection of their coastal properties


The ideal candidate will have a broad-based coastal engineering experience with a concentration in barrier island restoration, breakwater/living shoreline and marsh creation type projects, which will include modeling of nearshore hydrodynamics, sediment transport and island morphology as necessary for feasibility analyses, engineering design, and permitting.


Feasibility-level work activities will include collection and interpretation of engineering data, model development, surface water hydrodynamics, and interpretation of modeling results, graphics development and report preparation. 

Engineering Design activities will include development of construction plans and specifications for borrow areas, sediment transport systems, beach and dune restoration, shoreline protection and restoration and marsh creation / terracing.



Requirements:


  • BS in Civil Engineering required, preferred MS in Ocean /coastal engineering or BS in Ocean and or Coastal Engineering.
  • 6 years minimum experience designing and administering construction of coastal projects.
  • Experience working with Louisiana’s Coastal Restoration and Protection Agency (CPRA).
  • Project management experience, including the development of project proposals, scopes, budgets and the successful execution and tracking of both small and large engineering projects.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidate will need to communicate in a clear and concise manner with clients, public and TBS associates.

  • Applies knowledge and skills to a wide range of standard and nonstandard situations.
  • Experience monitoring and controlling costs within own work. Candidate must have experience solving moderately complex problems and will be expected to apply new perspectives on existing solutions.

  • Manages own time to meet agreed targets; develops plans for short-term work activities in own area. Explains difficult issues and works to establish consensus.

  • Proven skills in design, site development, database design, planning, and problem solving.

 

This is a great opportunity for a motivated professional with a passion for saving our vital coastal resources while working in an energetic work environment.

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