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Job Description


Does construction excite you? Are you interested in working on a novel dam rehab project and experiencing the inner workings of a major seepage barrier installation? If so, this opportunity is for you! We’re looking for a geologist or civil engineer with at least 2 years of dam-related experience who’s interested in supporting a multi-year project near Johnson City, Tennessee. This role entails collaborating with a team of client personnel, contractor representatives, and other Geosyntec personnel to monitor dam safety and other infrastructure throughout the life of one of the nation’s most urgent infrastructure projects.

Johnson City, Tennessee, ranked #94 on Forbes “Best Small Places for Business and Careers”, is an economic hub largely fueled by East Tennessee State University and the medical Med-Tech corridor. Nestled in the scenic northeastern corner of the state in the “Tri-Cities region” that includes Bristol, Kingsport, and Johnson City, which is supported by the regional Tri-Cities airport and is less than a 4 hour drive to Nashville, Knoxville, Charlotte, and Atlanta. Johnson City is known for its recreational activities and draws outdoor enthusiasts from across the country to experience its magnificent trails and vistas. A thriving community of over 60,000 residents with a college-town atmosphere, Johnson City leads the state of Tennessee in green initiatives and received the Tennessee Municipal League’s first-ever Green City Leadership award for its environmental efforts. Boasting the charm of a small town blended with a thriving urban center, many people find Johnson City “just right” as a place to live, work, and play.

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


This position involves providing dam safety monitoring services and engineering evaluations throughout the implementation of an extensive grouting program to rehabilitate an aging dam. Some of the key responsibilities for the junior dam safety engineer position include:

Installing and monitoring geotechnical instrumentation;

Conducting dam and levee safety inspections;

Monitoring construction projects;

Conducting geological/geotechnical field investigations; and

Writing and reviewing technical reports.

Here are some other things you should know about this junior dam safety 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: This is a field-based position for the duration of the dam rehabilitation program.

Upon successful completion of this project, the selected candidate is expected have the opportunity to transfer to one of Geosyntec’s US offices. In that role, the selected candidate will be given the opportunity to further develop his/her career.

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 geology or civil, engineering, with demonstrated experience in dam-related projects. (required)

Advanced degree in geology, or civil, geological, or geotechnical engineering. (preferred)

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

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

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

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.