Project Consultant- Petrography

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Published
September 4, 2020
Location
Waltham, MA
Job Type
 

Description

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
We want someone passionate about attention to detail and problem solving.
The Project Consultant - Petrography will act as a member of our Repair and Rehabilitation team. Depending on the assignment, they may: a) conduct petrographic examinations in support of investigations involving the evaluation, testing, and repair of deteriorated and distressed concrete and masonry structures; b) prepare samples for laboratory testing; c) perform air-void content and chloride analyses; or d) assist with field work, including non-destructive testing in the field.
This person will also work with other petrographers, laboratory staff, and engineering staff to develop practical solutions to our clients' problems. We have long recognized that integrating in-house petrographic examination of concrete and other construction materials with our other work provides us the best outcomes and value to our clients.
What You'll Be Doing:

  • Perform routine petrographic examinations under the supervision of a petrographer, including condition appraisal, evaluation, and laboratory testing of construction materials (concrete, mortar, aggregates, masonry, terra cotta, grout, ceramic tile, terrazzo, cementitious underlayments, etc.) using optical microscopy.
  • Support concrete and aggregate evaluations, including point counts, air void analyses, sieve analysis, material testing, and other construction materials evaluations.
  • Drafting of reports for review by others.
  • Support of field evaluations of structures, quarries, and other structures, as required.

What You'll Need:

  • Masters or PhD in Geology from an accredited institution.
  • Proficiency with optical petrographic techniques, including transmitted and reflected light microscopy.
  • Ability to license as a professional geologist preferred.
  • Knowledge of construction materials, their production, their underlying composition, and associated deterioration mechanisms.
  • Understanding of supplemental testing and analytical techniques such as XRD, IR, SEM-EDS, and chemical testing preferred; ability to learn to operate SEM-EDS instrumentation.
  • Curiosity and ability to learn.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, and ability to relate and work well with clients and peers at all levels.

Why You'll Like Working at SGH:

  • Our work: Our clients trust us with their most challenging projects and we leverage our collective expertise to deliver exceptional results. At SGH, you will develop innovative solutions for the built environment by working with industry thought leaders and accessing the latest in testing, research, and technology.
  • Our people: We are people of high character and diverse talents who are committed to lifelong learning and professional growth.
  • Our commitment: We live with integrity and embrace an obligation to give back. Here, you can help advance our profession by contributing to industry organizations, committees, standards, and procedures.
  • Our contribution: At SGH, you have access to a comprehensive and rich compensation and benefits package with company-paid and voluntary programs to help build healthy lifestyles, strong relationships, and future prosperity.

SGH has 600 employees and offices in Boston; Chicago; Houston; New York City; San Francisco; Southern California; and Washington, DC.
SGH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity in our workforce. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all job applicants and employees. We consider all qualified applicants and encourage individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to apply. If the application system is not accessible to you, or you need a reasonable accommodation to apply due to a disability, please email jobs@sgh.com.

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