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Job Description

  Geosyntec is seeking a highly motivated, Entry-Level Civil or Geotechnical Engineer in the Kennesaw (Atlanta), Georgia office. The individual will apply their academic knowledge to real-world problems, while developing the technical and business skills needed to build the base for a successful consulting career. Working within the utility and federal client sectors, the selected candidate will be heavily involved in Geosyntec’s continued project work related to the coal combustion residual (CCR) market. Experience will be gained within the areas of site grading and stormwater, landfill design, remediation, geotechnical structures, excavation and dredging, and environmental assessments.  Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting THE POSITION:The selected candidate will perform assignments under the supervision of level project managers in the practice areas of civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering to support our utility and federal client sectors. Most tasks will be within the CCR market, but the individual will also perform tasks in other company practice areas (remediation, environmental, groundwater, and sediments) as needed. Assignments will be designed to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in both technical disciplines and the business of professional consulting services. Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Site investigation and characterization using geotechnical and environmental field and laboratory data;
  • Geotechnical engineering analyses (e.g. slope stability, settlement, bearing capacity, seepage, etc.);
  • Civil design, site layout, and development of technical construction drawings;
  • Development of technical specifications, CQA plans, and other technical reports and documents;
  • Erosion and sediment control design;
  • Dredging and contaminated sediment remediation design;
  • Remedial process optimization and design; and
  • Construction support services.

Other requirements for this Entry-Level Civil or Geotechnical Engineer position include:

    • Training: The position requires successful completion of forty (40) hours of OSHA health and safety training for working with potentially contaminated materials, annual 8-hour refresher courses, first aid training (every two years), CPR training (every two years), and annual medical monitoring, all paid for by the firm
    • Fieldwork: Up to 30%
    • Overnight Travel: Up to 30%


  • B.S. degree in civil or geotechnical engineering from an ABET accredited University. (required)
  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in civil or geotechnical engineering. (preferred)
  • No experience required but up to 3 years of experience with a civil contractor or consulting firm. (preferred)
  • Knowledge of engineering software (e.g. AutoCAD Civil3D, HydroCAD, Microsoft Project, SLIDE, gINT, ArcGIS, etc.) or programming, such as visual basic. (preferred)
  • Current Engineer in Training or the ability to obtain within six months of employment. (required)
  • Ability to obtain Professional Engineer registration within four years of employment. (required)
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. (required)

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT GEOSYNTEC?Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing firm.WHY CHOOSE GEOSYNTEC?Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting NO: ENTRY02435Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)