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Job Description

Looking for a place to expand your career? A place where you can work with industry-recognized professionals who are solving tough geohazard and geological problems? Geosyntec is the place for you! We’re looking for an experienced geological engineer or engineering geologist with at least five (5) years of experience to join our geotechnical and geohazard practice in Houston, Texas. You will have the opportunity to apply your geoscience skills to real-world civil engineering projects while also expanding the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

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


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

Planning and overseeing onshore and offshore geotechnical and geological site investigation and characterization;

Scoping the acquisition and interpretation of remote sensing data;

Compiling remote sensing data using GIS to interpret land forms and processes;

Field reconnaissance including rock slope mapping, landform interpretation, landslide identification and delineation; stream migration patterns;

Erosion and stream hazard assessments;

Geotechnical engineering analyses such as slope stability;

Small project/task management and proposal preparation support;

Interpreting surface mapping, subsurface investigations and geophysical data; and

Fieldwork associated with design and construction services.

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. 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 a typical experienced geological engineer or engineering geologist 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 50%

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 geological engineering or engineering geology. (required)

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

At least 5 years of related experience. (required)

Demonstrated strong interest in geohazards, geoscience and geotechnical engineering. (required)

Strong oral and technical writing skills. (required)

Prior experience with geomorphological interpretation using LiDAR, aerial and satellite imagery and field mapping for geohazard identification, characterization, and mitigation. (required)

Knowledge of ArcGIS and Microsoft Office. (required)

Knowledge of Global Mapper and IHS Kingdom Suite. (preferred)

Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Professional Geologist (P.G.) registration in Texas (preferred) or the ability to obtain P.E. or P.G. registration within 2 years. (required)

The position requires that candidates be physically fit, able to lift and/or move up to 49 pounds unaided and 50-100 pounds with assistance and/or proper engineering controls; and possess a strong willingness to work outdoors. (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.