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Are you looking for a home for the best years of your career? A place where you can contribute to a dynamic employee-owned firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals? Geosyntec is the place for you! We’re are seeking an exceptional senior-level geotechnical engineer to help grow our mining / geotechnical engineering practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You will contribute to innovative and challenging projects involving earth retaining structures, geotechnical and slope stability investigations, dams and containment structures, solid waste permitting and design, geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring, numerical analysis of stability and deformation, and CCR Rule design and permitting.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting


 This is a position that involves diverse project experiences. Some of the key responsibilities for this position could include developing field investigation work plans, preparing geotechnical design reports, overseeing and mentoring junior geotechnical engineers, and developing business with new and existing clients.

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 of your career. Some of the task-level or project management responsibilities you will be asked to take on include:

Providing technical leadership on geotechnical design efforts;

Preparing construction specifications and plans;

Conducting construction inspections and acting as owner-engineer;

Developing multimedia permit applications, negotiating permit conditions, and helping develop strategies to comply with permit conditions; and

Managing litigation support projects under attorney-client privilege.

Here are some other things you should know about this Senior Geotechnical Engineer position:

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

Overnight travel: Up to 30%

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 geologic or civil engineering or a related field. [required]

Advanced degree in geotechnical engineering or a related field. [preferred]

Minimum 10 years directly relevant experience in a mining or consulting environment. [required]

Knowledge of relevant geotechnical engineering software. [required]

Knowledge of numerical modeling and rock mechanics tools. [preferred]

Experience includes geotechnical support services for mining / construction industries. [preferred]

Knowledge of geotechnical fieldwork activities including drilling and sampling programs, construction management, and construction quality assurance. [preferred]

Expertise in geotechnical engineering analyses (e.g., slope stability, settlement, bearing capacity, seepage, liquefaction, seismic). [preferred]

Experience in civil design and site layout. [required]

Experience in geotechnical feasibility studies, cost estimating, design, and implementation. [preferred]

Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed. [required]

Professional registration in Minnesota, or the ability to become licensed within six months of hire. [required]

Current Experienced Miner 24-hr/40-hr MSHA training and refreshers. [preferred]

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.

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