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Job Description

Tectonic has full-time positions available for Geologists and Environmental Scientists to work on geotechnical projects throughout the Hudson Valley, NY and NY Metro area. This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth and advancement within the A/E/C industry!


The essential functions of this position will include utilizing necessary field equipment to perform several types of geotechnical inspections and investigations, including boring and test pit inspections, foundation analysis, environmental site assessment, air monitoring, vibration studies, and subsurface investigations. Testing procedures and inspections may also include conducting in-place density testing of soils and/or asphalt using a Troxler gauge. Essential functions also include the preparation of Daily Field Reports and communicating deficiencies observed in the field to project managers, contractors, and/or client representatives, and the interpretation of drawings and documents, including work orders and build documents, as well as all other duties as assigned.


BS Degree in Geology, Environmental Science, Civil/Geotechnical Engineering or similar; concrete, asphalt, or other related certifications are a plus; related work experience is preferred;

Ability to complete OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety and Health Training within a reasonable period of time following commencement of employment;

Ability to review and understand industry standards, plans, and specifications and recognize deficiencies;

Ability to effectively communicate with supervisors, clients, contractors, and inspectors regarding specifications and qualification test results;

Ability to record project data and complete required field inspection reports and documentation;

Requires a valid, acceptable driver’s license and transportation to travel to project sites, as regular daily travel is required.


While performing the essential functions of this position, it is frequently necessary to:

Assume a stationary position,

Handle, inspect, and/or feel documents, materials and/or equipment relevant to the job;

Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, and clients using Company email and telephone systems;

Move around on the job-site, including ascending or descending on the landscape or on a ladder, and positioning oneself appropriately to access necessary testing materials and equipment, usually for prolonged periods of time,

Lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. for some types of monitoring and inspections,

Good visual skills, including focused depth perception, and

Regular daily operations of a motor-vehicle, which may require remaining stationary for extended periods of time.

Employees may also be required to undergo substance abuse testing in accordance with project requirements, US DOT Regulations, and/or Company policy. The employee may occasionally be required to operate a computer, as well as other related office machinery, such as calculators, printers, and copy machines.

The physical demands described above are representative of those necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


In addition to providing competitive salaries, Tectonic offers a wide range of benefit options, including:

Comprehensive group medical insurance, including health, dental, vision and life

Opportunity for professional growth and advancement

Tuition reimbursement

Paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal

Company–observed paid holidays

Short and long-term disability coverage

Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and dependent care

401K retirement and profit sharing plan.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and highly encourage resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected class.

Tectonic participates in the USCIS E-Verify Program to verify that all new hires are authorized to work in the United States.