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Job Description


Looking for an opportunity to work with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough engineering problems? We’re looking for a geotechnical engineer with at least 2 years of experience for our geotechnical practice to support a project near Johnson City, TN for up to 3 years; with a potential transfer to one of Geosyntec’s offices or other job sites upon the successful completion of the project. You will apply your engineering skills to projects involving dams, landfills, water waste containment systems; slope stability & civil site design; forensic investigations & litigation support; geotechnical instrumentation & monitoring; numerical analysis of stability & deformation; and geohazard/earthquake characterization/mitigation.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR as #53 among the Top 500 Design Firms, and with multiple Top 20 ENR rankings in specialty areas, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and client service. Learn more by visiting


Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Some of the key responsibilities for the experienced geotechnical engineer position include:

Geotechnical instrumentation monitoring;

Dam and levee evaluations;

Monitoring heavy civil and geotechnical construction projects;

Conducting geotechnical field investigations;

Installing geotechnical instrumentation;

Performing and reviewing engineering calculations;

Landfill and closure design and permitting;

Design of geotechnical projects (e.g., foundations, earth retention structures);

Develop bid and construction documents;

Support the preparation of proposals and client development; and

Writing and reviewing engineering reports.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture as you advance to this next stage in your career. next stage of your career. Based on your current level of experience, you may be asked to take on task-level or project management responsibilities, along with business development, staff management, and mentoring tasks. Here are some other things you should know about this geotechnical engineer position with Geosyntec:

Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.

Fieldwork: The candidate is expected to relocate to a construction site near Johnson City, TN for up to 3 years; then up to 15%.

Overnight travel: Up to 10% including travel to client sites and Geosyntec offices.

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative.


BS degree in civil, geotechnical. or geological engineering (preferred) or geology, with demonstrated experience in geotechnical engineering projects. (acceptable)

Advanced degree in civil or geotechnical engineering. (preferred)

At least 2 years of experience in geotechnical engineering-related projects. (required)

Demonstrated strong interest in geotechnical engineering. (required)

Experience with construction quality assurance and/or construction management services. (preferred)

Experience with overseeing geotechnical investigations including borings, cone penetration tests, and instrumentation installation. (preferred)

Experience with modeling/design tools such as AUTOCAD, SLIDE, Slope/W, Vadose/W, Sigma/W, FLAC, and ARCGIS. (preferred)

Ability to obtain professional engineering (P.E.) license registration within 2-4 years. (required)

Strong verbal and technical writing skills. (required)

Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.


Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.