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Job Description

HBK Engineering is searching for a Structural / Geotechnical Engineer, preferably with experience in the utility industry. Our firm offers a professional work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and growth potential.


Lead a project team consisting of engineers, designers, and field personnel involved in the design, modification, analysis and constructability of new and existing utility systems.

Work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of engineering and construction related issues.

Prepare technical memos, reports, construction specifications and other written documentation.

Perform and manage diversified tasks through the life cycle of projects.

Read and interpret blueprints, calculations, technical drawings, schematics, and reports.

Assist drafters in developing the design of products using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software.

Apply engineering theories, techniques and analysis to structural and geotechnical engineering designs.

Work on building foundations; deep shaft and trench excavation temporary and permanent earth retention.

Perform calculations and prepare sketches and/or AutoCAD drawings for design operations.

Conduct Structural and Geotechnical subsurface investigations, field investigations and engineering analysis.

Has design / field experience in Earth and rock engineering, De-watering operations, Slope stability and earth stabilization operations, and Earth and rock tunneling

Conceptualize and value engineering with emphasis on constructability issues.

Maintain and grow client relations.

Assist with new and existing business development.


B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on civil / structural / geotechnical engineering required.

Licensed Structural Engineer registration in the State of Illinois preferred.

10+ years combined experience in structural and geotechnical engineering required.

Essential skills:

Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

Knowledge of industry design codes including AISC, ASCE, and IBC required.

Fundamental knowledge of principles of structural and geotechnical engineering, temporary construction systems, soil and rock mechanics, earthquake engineering, and groundwater hydrology required.

Ability to travel on occasion, on an as needed basis required.

Valued skills and experiences:

M.S. Degree in Civil/Structural / Geotechnical Engineering preferred.

Licensed Structural Engineer registration in the State of Illinois preferred.

Consulting background preferred.

HBK Engineering, LLC has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe and productive work environment. Employment at HBK is contingent upon background check and drug screen.