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Job Description

  DescriptionIndependently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using judgement in making minor adaptations and modifications.  Assignments have clear and specific objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables.

  • Performs work that involves conventional types of plans, investigations or structures with relative few complex features for which there are precedents
  • Assignments usually include one or more of the following: literature research, field exploration, interpretation of subsurface conditions and relevant engineering properties from field and laboratory data for use in engineering calculations, preparation of routine proposals and reports with supervisor guidance, and analyses requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in the specific area of assignments.
  • Begin to develop client interaction and relationships
  • Begin to understand the concepts of business development.
  • Coordinate the work of draftpersons, technicians, subcontractors and others who assist in specific assignments, and interaction with field technicians and field personnel for quality control of geotechnicial construction
  • Using prescribed methods, performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer, including engineering calculations for typical geotechnical works such as bearing or load carrying capacity of shallow and deep foundations, stability of earth slopes and embankments, and triggering of liquefaction including calculations of ground accelerations
  • Apply standard practices and techniques is specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results and follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes.
  • Perform field exploration and prepare logs of test borings that include soil descriptions and relevant engineering data
  • Coordinates and performs quality control of field exploration activities including drilling rigs and excavation equipment
  • Perform subsurface investigations for residential, commercial and public works projects
  • Review and summarize laboratory test data
  • Perform engineering analyses for foundation designs, slope stability and seismic hazards
  • Review grading and foundation plans for conformance
  • Perform or supervise field technician work
  • Prepare design requirements, technical reports and proposals
  • Attend all required meetings.
  • Follow company policies and procedures and all safety procedures
  • At times this position may direct, instruct or coordinate the work of draftpersons, engineering technicians, and subcontractors. 


  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's degree (M.S.) preferred or equivalent.  Geotechnical engineering education. Engineer In Training (EIT) completed and potential for obtaining and completing  PE exam within two years
  • EIT Designation
  • Development experience in a professional position or equivalent graduate level experience.  Previous Geotechnical engineering experience at the staff level, 1-3 years. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Show a proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, Microsoft Project and ACT.
  • Valid Drivers License and proof of auto insurance
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

EOE M/W/D/V   

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