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American Electric Power (Engineer - Engineer Sr) - Geotechnical Engineering (GENERATION) in Columbus, Ohio



(Engineer - Engineer Sr) - Geotechnical Engineering (GENERATION)

Job Description:

Based on education, experience and interview assessment, this job opportunity will be filled commensurately at any level:

Engineer Sr. (grade 8) = bachelor's degree + six (6) years of experience

Engineer (intermediate-level) (grades 6-7) = bachelor's degree in engineering + (2-4) years of experience; OR, master's degree in engineering + (0-2) years of experience

Fundamental engineering knowledge and skills in these areas:

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Hydraulics and Hydrology

  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations

  • Civil Engineering Materials

  • Estimating

  • Surveying

  • AutoCAD and/or MicroStation

  • Construction means and methods


  • Have experience in geotechnical engineering and/or general civil engineering

  • Have experience in the design of dams/hydro facilities or solid waste landfills

  • Have experience in site layout, drainage, roads, culverts, sediment and retention ponds, erosion control, slopes and contouring, and slope stability

  • Have experience in developing engineering scope of work, developing engineering specifications and details, and developing bid documents

  • Have experience working with federal and state regulatory agencies, and be familiar with pertinent rules and laws for dam safety and solid waste landfills

  • Have experience overseeing the work of contractors and/or consultants, and holding them accountable to the contract documents

  • Have experience collecting, monitoring, and analyzing data to identify hazardous trends

  • Have a PE license in at least one state, or be on track to obtain a PE licensee within one-two years after starting work

Working Conditions:

  • Willing to occasionally travel to construction sites across the company footprint on one-to-three-day site visits.

  • Ability to flex between working in an office environment and being able to work outside (sometimes inclement weather) and walk up/down slopes

  • Ability and desire to adapt quickly to changing needs to support the team and the company mission

  • Has a good personality and can quickly build relationships with field/plant personnel, as well as office professionals

  • Has a can-do attitude and willing to take on challenging work

Responsible to the assigned supervisor for performing intermediate level engineering work activities and projects requiring the application of engineering knowledge in a safe, effective, efficient and economic accomplishment of assigned objectives.


Technical Expertise: Possesses intermediate level knowledge and performs varied assignments with proficiency in the application of theory and analytical techniques to solve diverse problems and complete extensive analysis. Demonstrates competency in analytical techniques necessary to handle assignments of moderate complexity. (e.g., by dividing the problem into component steps, and performing the analysis necessary to complete each step). Exhibits ability to understand interrelationship between systems and component equipment. Demonstrate ability to analyze and recommend enhancements to business processes.

Leadership & Guidance: Coordinates work activities of others within the work group, department, or other corporate entity as necessary to complete routine activities. Performs routine engineering activity with minimum direction from higher-level employees. Follows policies, practices, standards and rules of the company and those regulations and procedures required by external agencies. Provides training and guidance to lower-level employees.

Planning & Organization Ability: Coordinates the development of input necessary to forecast costs for the routine projects, improvements requisitions, etc. Uses scheduling techniques (CPM, PERT, flow charts, etc.) for budget and planning activities. Initiates corrective action when project objectives are not being met.

Problem Solving & Initiative: Resolves and initiates solutions to routine problems which usually require additional definition/clarification before analysis can begin. Demonstrates ability to identify problems that are beyond the normal routine. Demonstrates ability and desire to seek out opportunities and embrace new ideas and approaches.

Communication: Develops, reviews, or presents technical reports such as improvement requisitions, studies, and analyses in as clear, concise and effective fashion.

Interpersonal Skills: Is an active team member. Networks with peers inside and outside the AEP system. Identifies key stakeholders. Uses informal network to get things done. Resolves conflict, builds consensus.

Decision Making: Makes decisions subject to review within established policies and procedures. Makes decisions that affect the work of the team. Aware of risks. Demonstrates the ability to extrapolate beyond known facts to reach logical conclusions.

Business Awareness & Characteristics: Understands AEP's organizational structure and the specific role and responsibility of their individual organizational unit. Demonstrates an understanding of the budgeting and approval process. Is proficient in the application and use of economic analysis techniques in problem solving. Develops an understanding of utility regulation and financing.

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Columbus, OH

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Has typically acquired 2 or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET; Individuals with a Master's degree in engineering from an engineering program accredited by ABET may be considered for entry into the organization at this level.

*ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master's degree or PhD in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.

Physical demand level is Sedentary

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Geographic Proximity:

Columbus, OH. In the office/AEP work location three (3) days per week.

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