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Geotechnical Engineer
(208) 334-8448
  • Provides technical advice to Districts and other entities regarding subjects related to geotechnical engineering such as structure foundations, retaining walls, cut slopes, embankments, etc.
  • Assists Districts and other entities in preparing or reviewing foundation investigation reports, special geotechnical reports, and provides recommendations on approval of those reports.
  • Provides assistance to Districts and other entities with investigations, designing of mitigations for landslide, rockfall, etc.
  • Prepares and maintains specifications for subjects related to geotechnical engineering.
  • Provides assistance to Districts and other entities in preparing pile driving criteria, reviewing and analyzing geotechnical field test results, reviewing and approving recommendations for geotechnical designs by contractors, and solving construction problems related to geotechnical engineering.
  • Provides assistance to the Soil and Geotechnical Laboratory in testing and preparing test reports.
  • Provides or coordinates training for District personnel in subjects related to geotechnical engineering.


Standard Specifications, (Associated with sections)
205 — Excavation & Embankment 505 — Piling
512 — Gabion Structure 715 — Gabion & Revet Mattress
718 — Geotextiles

Materials Manual, (Associated with sections)
220 — Phase I Geological Reconnaissance Report
250 — Phase II Soils Report
250 — Phase IV Foundation Investigation Report
250 — Phase V Special Provision Report
400 — Guidelines for Subsurface Investigations
600 — Geotechnical Engineering


Pooled Fund, ITD Project Manager

  • SPR-3(072): Strength and Deformation Characteristics of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE Walls)
  • TPF-5(251): Relative Operational Performance of Geosynthetics Used as Subgrade Stabilization
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