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  Project Engineer - Geotechnical
HBK is searching for a Geotechnical Engineer. Our firm offers a professional work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and growth potential.Description:

  • The person in this position will work on a variety of consulting projects involving traditional geotechnical engineering analysis and designs related to:
    • shallow and deep foundations.
    • slope stability and earth stabilization.
    • bearing capacity.
    • settlement analysis.
    • earth and rock engineering.
    • horizontal Directional Drilling operations.
    • earth retention and excavation support systems.
    • dewatering operations.
  • This position could include:
    • performing geotechnical computer modeling.
    • specifying investigation programs, testing protocols and interpreting geotechnical investigations.
    • overseeing on-site and in-laboratory material testing, and instrumentation installations.
    • conceptual and value engineering with emphasis on constructability issues.
  • Projects will focus on geotechnical design and analysis including the preparation of:
    • calculations and plans (including CADD work).
    • technical memos, reports, construction specifications and other written documentation.
  • The position will include field work such as:
    • construction observation.
    • subsurface investigations, in-situ testing, surveying, materials testing, and facility inspections.
    • managing selected project tasks for scope, schedule, and budget compliance.


  • M.S. Degree in geotechnical engineering with additional coursework in structural engineering or rock mechanics.
  • PE registration required or in the process of examination for current students.
  • 3 – 8 years of relevant work experience with traditional geotechnical engineering

Essential Skills:

  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of geotechnical analysis and design.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs.
  • Computer skills including CADD, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Geotechnical computer modeling capabilities.

Travel: Minimal travel required.Primary Location: Chicago, ILOther Location: Chicago Van Buren OfficeOffers contingent upon satisfactory results from our standard background check and receipt of results of a satisfactory drug screening test from a location specified by HBK.