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Job Description

At Knight Piésold, we believe in the one-team approach, with everyone working together toward achieving a shared goal. There are no barriers, and no one works in isolation. You will get to build on your talents through our knowledge-sharing culture, working across borders and collaborating with top professionals in the industry.

We value each employee and recognize their contribution to overall success of the company. We offer competitive compensation in order to retain the best employees and are committed to further reward employees who consistently perform at a high level.

In addition, we also offer comprehensive benefits programs, social events, and stimulating work. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding work environment where you can excel, Knight Piésold has it all.

We are hiring an Entry-level Geotechnical Engineer for our Denver office.


Assist senior geotechnical engineers with project work involving various aspects of geotechnical engineering. Work elements may involve some or all of the following: Site investigation observation and in-situ testing, laboratory testing coordination, analysis, design, report preparation, civil 3D drafting and construction monitoring on earthwork projects in mining, water resources, renewable energy and hydropower.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Participate in geotechnical site investigations, assignment and assessment of geotechnical laboratory tests, preparation of investigation reports and apply site data to analyses and design.

Interpret and analyze geotechnical data to establish type, classification, and engineering characteristics of materials. Complete or assist with geotechnical engineering analyses including, but not limited to, seepage, slope stability, earthquake-induced deformation and settlement analyses.

Participate in and oversee construction and maintenance of earthwork projects following standard procedures (i.e., construction quality assurance/quality control). Typical projects will include waste rock facilities, heaping leach facilities, tailings storage facilities and their ancillary works.

Participate in preparation of proposals, bid documents and capital cost estimates, construction drawings and design reports.

Assist in the preparation of civil layouts using computer-based modeling software.

Keep management advised of work status, workload, problems and progress as related to work assignments.


Minimum of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in civil engineering or geological engineering with a Master of Science degree (M.S.) in geotechnical engineering with 0-3 years of related work experience.


Knowledge of geotechnical engineering fundamentals, drafting, geotechnical testing, and general civil engineering design and construction practices

Ability to read and understand construction engineering plans and drawings, including sheet references and layering

Ability to pay close attention to detail and check the quality of own work

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing in English. Spanish language skills would be desirable.

Ability to use sound judgment

Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing and prioritizing with attention to details

Computer Skills: Proficiency in MS Office, GEO-Slope and GINT with familiarity with FLAC and other geotechnical software preferred. Knowledge of Auto CAD Civil 3D would be an asset.

Certificates and Licenses: EIT/FE certification or the ability to obtain certification within one year is required.

Work Environment: Work will be in both an office and field environment with domestic and international travel to various outdoor sites determined by project needs. Adherence to safety standards including those of the firm, MSHA and OSHA is mandatory.


Knight Piésold is an affirmative action employer and race, color, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability and veteran status are not taken into account in any employment decision.

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