Andrew, actively serving as a Horizontal Construction Engineer in 642nd Engineer Support Company, 20th Engineer Brigade, 46th Engineer Battalion on Fort Drum NY, recently completed GeoStabilization’s Active Duty Career Skills Internship and will join our team as a Geohazard Mitigation Technician 2 (GMT2) upon completion of his military service.
The internship program, developed in conjunction with the Department of Defense, allows active-duty military members to engage with our Frontline personnel and “test drive” a future career with GeoStabilization. During the rigorous 12-week internship, the participants work side-by-side with their future team members learning, traveling, and understanding our culture and work environment. Upon the internship’s completion, the participants return to duty as active-duty members.
“Some of our most successful employees are Military Veterans,” states Sean Noumi, GeoStabilization’s Military Veteran Lead Recruiter. “Our internship program allows military personnel still on active duty a chance to work in our intense, fast pace environment and determine if this is a career choice for them. GeoStabilization is excited to help our separating military veterans ease into the civilian workforce and find meaningful employment.” To learn more about the internship program, click here.
If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, high-impact, and collaborative environment using new and innovative technologies, visit our careers page to view all current openings and apply. Ideal candidates would enjoy travel, flourish as independent and decisive problem-solvers, and share our passion for integrity, safety, and excellence.
When poor drainage and a damaged culvert couldn’t handle a localized heavy rain, a bluff providing the backyard to many residential properties failed. The subsequent erosion caused a large canyon to form, the wall of which stopped within 6-feet from the back of the houses. To arrest the erosion and prevent its further spread, a slope stabilization system was needed.
Given the size of the resulting unstable earth mass below and near the house platforms and the depth of soft subsurface conditions, our solution addressed both the slope and stormwater drainage. The area below the repair area was unloaded with the construction of a shotcrete soil nail retaining system at the top of the bluff. As part of this retaining system, up to 15 feet of soil down from the current grade was removed. This soil removal reduced the slope angle below the soil nail wall system and improved the lower slope’s factor of safety. Then riprap and an engineered drainage system was installed to move future stormwater off the slope in a controlled manner.