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Job Description

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) in Providence, Rhode Island is currently seeking an Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate must have a solid educational background and be self-motivated with a professional attitude.

As a Geotechnical Engineer, you will work on a fast-paced team of Engineers, Project Managers, and Principals. Our close-knit culture here at GZA will allow you to grow professionally. You will be mentored by seasoned professionals, who will in turn look to you to share technical knowledge and ideas. Our success relies on this collaborative environment.

Between field work projects, you will work in a professional office setting, preparing detailed and accurate field documentation, data analysis, and reporting.

Primary Responsibilities:

Planning subsurface explorations, including appropriate subsurface testing and investigation of soil and bedrock in connection with foundation design & construction projects

Performing field tasks such as test boring inspection, monitoring deep and shallow foundation installation, and ground improvement.

Evaluating field data and performing engineering analyses/calculations

Writing drafts of field and engineering reports, technical specifications, and other technical documents

Communicating effectively and efficiently with contractors, clients, and team members

Typical Duties May Include:

Conducting in-situ and foundation tests and subsurface investigation of soil and groundwater in connection with building and infrastructure projects

Conducting technical analyses/calculations

Writing drafts of field and engineering reports, technical specifications, and related bid documents

Developing construction plans and specifications

Preparing construction cost/quantity estimates

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


Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with focus on geotechnical course work

1+ years of relevant work experience is preferred

Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical capabilities

Ability to follow directions, and work independently or in a team setting

Effective communication skills, problem-solving skills, and organizational skills

Ability to travel locally and regionally

A valid driver’s license in good standing

About GZA:

GZA is an employee-owned multidisciplinary environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, geo-civil engineering, construction management and environmental remediation firm. We are an ENR Top 500 Design firm focused on geotechnical, environmental, waterfront, 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 values diversity and is committed to providing an accepting and inclusive work environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. GZA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, age or other protected status.

Department: Geotechnical

This is a full time position