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Job Description

Looking for a place to start your career; where you can work with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough civil (geotech) and environmental problems? As an entry-level geotechnical engineer in Acton, MA, you will have the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to real-world situations while learning the business skills needed for a successful consulting career. You will work on projects involving site characterization; landfill design & construction; containment systems, deep excavations & earth retaining structures; deep & soft/weak foundations; dams & water containment structures; 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 exceptional 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 entry-level geotechnical engineer position include:

Conducting geotechnical field investigations;

Monitoring heavy civil construction projects;

Performing and reviewing engineering calculations;

Earthquake engineering;

Geotechnical instrumentation design and installation;

Landfill design and permitting;

Dam and levee evaluations;

Developing construction documents; and

Writing and reviewing engineering reports.

You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture, as you kick start your career. Here are some other things you should know about a typical entry-level 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: Up to 50%

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 civil and/or environmental engineering (required)

Advanced degree in geotechnical engineering. (preferred)

Prior internship or work experience in engineering consulting. (preferred)

Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification. (preferred)

Experience with geotechnical and engineering software such as AutoCAD, SLIDE, and PLAXIS. (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.