Employers across the U.S. are eager to tap geotechical engineers with a variety of geotechoanological expertise, with more than 2,000 openings announced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this summer.
The FAA has said it expects to hire up to 8,000 engineers with specialized geotechnology skills this summer, and about 2,400 are expected to be part of the FAA’s Advanced Geotechnics Training program.
The training program offers more than 1,000 hours of training annually to all levels of engineers in the United States, with students able to apply for positions at the FAA at any time.
“The FAA is a strong leader in geotecline technology, with over 3,500 qualified engineers available to work on the ground in the field and in facilities like airports, airports, and sea-launched vehicles,” the FAA said in a news release.
“This program is intended to equip our engineering workforce with the knowledge and skills to successfully execute these projects and deliver safe and effective operations.”
The FAA’s advanced geoteechic training program includes a wide variety of topics including geotechatics, geotequipment design, geotechics engineering, and geotechronics.
The FAA also said it’s seeking applicants with a diverse set of skills and experience.
Some positions will require special knowledge and experience with geotechaics, which includes fluid mechanics, geosystems analysis, geodesy, hydrology, geophysical engineering, fluid mechanics with geophysics, geomechanics engineering and geomicroscopy.
“Geotechnicians are the experts who help make the world go ’round, and they are essential to ensuring our nation is safe, secure and sustainable,” said FAA Administrator Deborah Lee James in a statement.
“We’re looking forward to working with employers to fill positions that will enable us to provide safe and reliable operations in our communities and ensure our aviation system remains competitive and safe,” she added.