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United Rentals Trench Safety Engineer in Greensboro, North Carolina


As an Engineer at United Rentals, you will be responsible for the engineering support of multiple profit centers within the Trench Safety Division. You will be dedicated to meeting Trench Safety engineering needs of contractors, industrial and commercial companies, and in doing so, drive profitable engineering revenue for the Division and Company.

If you would enjoy the chance to make your mark with the world's largest equipment rental provider, consider a future with United Rentals. We'll provide the tools, the technology and the support you need to do the job right. You will also be supported by a strong management team that will help you achieve your goals.

Additional duties include the following:

  • Create shoring, shielding, and other structural support systems for site-specific trench and excavation projects

  • Produce shoring design plans and supporting calculations for trench/excavation projects throughout assigned locations

  • Evaluate site conditions and design safe, effective, and structurally-sound shoring systems that promote jobsite efficiency and practicality in the field

  • Ensure engineering drawings and plans are accurate and meet applicable engineering design standards and Federal State specific OSHA requirements

  • Assess situations that arise during field installation and recommend corrective actions

  • Educate as necessary and provide engineering support to Trench Safety sales representatives in providing quotes to customers

  • Estimate project costs and prepare proposals for customers

  • Other duties assigned as needed


  • B. S. in mechanical, structural or civil engineering, or related engineering field

  • 2+ years experience as a degreed engineer with a structural or geotechnical engineering concentration

  • Certified as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT)/Engineering Intern (EI) or has met eligibility requirements

  • Familiarity with AISC ASD or LRFD

  • Familiarity with basic structural engineering analysis and design standards

  • Familiarity with basic soil properties, testing procedures, and interpretation of geotechnical data

  • Proficient in the OSHA Excavation Standard 1926 Subpart P. and related standards

  • Experience with Autocad, Mathcad, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel

  • Must be able to effectively work independently, as well as within a team environment

  • Must be able to effectively work with customers and sales representatives to conceptually plan and negotiate shoring system designs

  • Strong organizational skills and fine attention to detail

What's in it for you?

Best in class benefits package which includes medical, dental & vision, 401(k) or RRSP, DPSP, paid time off, comprehensive training and development, and career growth opportunities.

United Rentals, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.