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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! Geosyntec is looking for an experienced geotechnical engineer with at least five (5) years of experience to join our growing dams- and geotechnical-focused practice in Johnson City, TN. We are offering a highly-competitive compensation package and the opportunity to apply your engineering skills to projects involving dams, foundations, landslides, slope stability and stabilization, and other geotechnical systems while further developing the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

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 four- 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


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

Geotechnical engineering analyses such as slope stability, settlement, bearing capacity, seismic, and seepage;

Geotechnical and environmental site characterization;

Reviewing and preparing dam safety evaluations based upon instrumentation monitoring;

Performing numerical analyses (e.g., Plaxis 2D, FLAC, Sigma/W, etc.);

Development and management of instrumentation monitoring systems;

Small project/task management and proposal preparation support;

Preparation of engineering reports, design calculations, drawings, technical specifications, and permit applications; and

Management of 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 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 25%

Overnight travel: Up to 15%

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 or geotechnical engineering. (required)

Advanced degree in civil or geotechnical engineering. (preferred)

At least 5 years of related experience. (required)

Demonstrated strong interest in geotechnical engineering. (required)

Strong oral and technical writing skills. (required)

Experience with modeling/design tools such as AUTOCAD, Slope/W, Vadose/W, Sigma/W, FLAC, Plaxis, and ARCGIS. (preferred)

Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration (preferred) or the ability to obtain P.E. registration within 2 years. (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


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