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Job Description

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is currently seeking an entry level Geotechnical Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will join our team of engineers that work on a variety of projects including geotechnical explorations, foundations, ground improvement, instrumentation, and support of excavation. As part of the geotechnical team, the geotechnical engineer will be provided with the mentoring and training required to successfully complete the assigned tasks. Our collaborative, friendly, dedicated team in Manhattan is looking for motivated, self-starting, technically excellent geotechnical engineers. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of project managers and/or principals.

Primary Responsibilities:

Performing field oversight and documentation of test borings, rock coring, test pits, observation wells, in-situ testing, instrumentation, special inspection and construction observation

Preparing field logs of explorations, subsurface profiles, and daily field reports

Developing draft reports, proposals and project deliverables

Cost estimating

Reviewing contractor submittals and preparation of submittals

Fabrication and installation of instrumentation and monitoring equipment

Monitoring geotechnical instrumentation

Work on multidisciplinary project teams as a reliable, responsible and organized geotechnical engineer

Demonstrate solid technical foundation, including computer skills

Communicating with team including GZA, clients and subcontractors to execute field work

Typical Duties May Include:

Conducting in-situ and foundation tests and subsurface investigation of soil and groundwater

Monitoring and documenting geotechnical aspects of construction projects

Performing engineering computation and analysis of subsurface data

Preparing construction cost/quantity estimates

Performing geotechnical computer modeling and analysis. Experience with geotechnical engineering programs including SEEP/W, SLOPE/W, L-pile and Plaxis is preferred


BS degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as geotechnical engineer

Or MS degree in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical concentration

Strong time management, problem solving and organizational skills

Ability to perform a wide range of field tasks and activities

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Out of town travel may be expected

About GZA:

Convenient Midtown Location

Professional development and enrichment

Exciting and friendly work environment

Technical training

Generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and 401K retirement plan

Professional society involvement and sponsorship

GZA is an employee-owned multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm with a history of more than 50 years of providing innovative engineering solutions to improve the natural and built environment. We are an ENR Top 500 Design firm focused on geotechnical, environmental, water, ecological, and construction management services. With a staff of interrelated professionals dedicated to providing high-level expertise on complex projects above, below and at ground-level, GZA’s experts provide seamless integration across practice areas, client type, and location.

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. is an Affirmative/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, age or other protected status.

Department: Geotechnical

This is a full time position