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Job DescriptionGeotechnical Staff Engineer:

Job Description:
General Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of a Professional Engineer, provide geotechnical engineering and consulting services for a broad range of project types and clients. This may include performing and/or leading field subsurface investigations, engineering analysis, calculations, and recommendations, design and development of plans and specifications, observation and inspection, and the writing, preparation, and review of related reports for the services. Services will be provided for water/wastewater, transportation, commercial buildings, energy, and/or industrial sectors.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work under the supervision of a Professional Engineer.
  • Perform geotechnical engineering tasks including engineering analyses (shallow and/or deep foundation, earthwork, slope stability, seepage), for water treatment plants, levees, embankments, roadways and pavements, flood control structures, retaining walls, bridges, buildings, and other infrastructure projects.
  • Use geotechnical software to perform seepage, stability, and deformation analyses for problems across a range of complexities.
  • Assist in the preparation of boring logs, writing report sections, and preparing other project related documents.
  • Conduct, coordinate or supervise field investigations, laboratory testing, and evaluation of respective data.
  • Manage small size projects and be responsible for preparation and delivery of engineering reports.
  • Review soils samples and assign geotechnical laboratory testing.
  • Assist project engineers in preparing proposals.
  • Maintain quality standards on all projects.


  • B.S. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering. M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience.
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Engineering Intern (EI) Certificate.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

About TerraconTerracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.EEO StatementTerracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.