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Nicholson Construction Co Project Engineer - Geotechnical / Construction in North Salt Lake, Utah

Since 1955, Nicholson Construction Company has been setting the industry standard for performance and technical innovation in geotechnical construction. We have built our reputation by performing the highest quality work and providing the most innovative solutions on the widest range of demanding and high profile projects. Nicholson is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise, specializing in deep foundations, earth retention, ground treatment and ground improvement.


  • Provides technical, quality control and administrative support to Superintendents, Project Engineers and Project Managers on job sites.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensures that all Nicholson and OSHA safety regulations are followed and enforced

  • Ensures all installation follows Nicholson Quality Control Manual, Approved Submittals and Work Plans

  • Performs field quality control tests

  • Prepares and manages quality control and production records

  • Researches and resolves drawing interpretation problems, conflicts, interferences, and errors

  • Runs small work crews (technical tasks like water testing, load testing, etc.)

  • Performs field surveys and resolves geometry issues

  • Prepares drawings and sketches to support construction work

  • Orders materials, writes purchase orders, and tracks inventory

  • Assists in preparation of change order documentation and claim analysis


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or related degree is related along with basic experience (1-3 years) of construction equipment/ techniques (i.e. drawings, specifications, building materials, surveying, design, or geotechnical work)

  • Prior construction site work experience a plus.

  • Basic knowledge of bidding and job costing procedures

  • Knowledgeable in structural and geotechnical designs related to our techniques

  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Converse effectively using both verbal and written communication.

  • Make decisions and assume accountability

  • Concentrate on tasks

  • Demonstrate ability to manage stress and emotions as related to the workplace

  • Attention to detail

  • Identify and resolve conflict

  • Assess safety and risk

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift, carry, pull and push at least 40 pounds

  • Travel per the company travel policy, often overnight and away from home


  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long Term Disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k) matching

  • Safe Harbor Retirement Plan

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid Vacation

  • Personal days

  • Sick days

Nicholson Construction participates in E-Verify.

Please be advised that all interested candidates are REQUIRED to attach a copy of your resume in order to be considered.

In an effort to foster a diverse workforce Nicholson Construction encourages applications from minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. EOE AA M/F/Vet/DisabilityIf you want to view the EEO is the Law poster, please choose your language: English – Spanish – Arabic - Chinese