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Looking for a place to start your career? A place where you can work with industry-recognized professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? As an As an Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer in Austin, Texas, you will apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations while learning the business skills needed for a successful consulting career. You will work with an exceptional team on projects involving site characterization; landfill and surface impoundment design; civil/infrastructure design and site layout; slope stability and deformation; earth retaining structures; earthquake engineering; levees and dams; deep and soft/weak foundations; forensic investigations and litigation support; geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring; hydraulic design; and geohazard 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 #46 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 As an Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer position include:

Site investigation and characterization using geotechnical and environmental field and laboratory data;

Performing and reviewing engineering calculations;

Geotechnical design and analyses (e.g. slope stability, earthquake engineering, settlement, bearing capacity, earth retaining structures, seepage, etc.);

Preparing engineering drawings and performing civil/site layout and grading;

Water resources design and analyses (e.g. hydraulics, hydrologic analysis, floodplain hazard assessment, stormwater and contact water management, sediment and erosion control, etc.);

Developing construction documents and monitoring heavy civil construction projects (e.g., construction management, quality assurance, etc.);

Landfill and surface impoundment design, permitting, construction, closure, and remediation;

Forensic investigations and litigation support;

Dam and levee evaluations; 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 As an 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.


B.S. degree in geotechnical, civil, environmental, or mining engineering from an ABET-accredited University (required);

Advanced degree in geotechnical engineering (preferred);

Prior internship experience and/or experience with a civil contractor, public agency, or consulting firm (preferred);

Experience with Microsoft Office and other computer software (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro) (required);

Experience with geotechnical and civil engineering software (e.g. AutoCAD, Slide, Settle3D) (preferred)

Experience with ArcGIS, PLAXIS, HydroCAD, HEC-HMS (not required);

Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification, or the ability to obtain within six months of employment (required);

Ability to obtain Professional Engineer (PE) certification within four years of employment (required); and

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.