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Job Description

  Geosyntec is seeking a Staff Geotechnical Engineer to support project needs in the Midwest, based out of our St. Louis Missouri office. You will work on a variety of geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and civil engineering projects performing geotechnical analyses, supporting civil site design for industrial waste facilities, supporting field investigation programs, and providing construction quality assurance services. Projects will include opportunities to contribute from the conceptual design stage through construction; all while learning the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.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 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Geotechnical analyses including slope stability, seepage, settlement, material characterization, liquefaction, and foundation capacity;
  • Fieldwork including the oversight and logging of borings, cone penetration tests, piezometer installation, groundwater sampling, subcontractor management, and management of health and safety practices;
  • Support of construction quality assurance services, including monitoring contractors on geoenvironmental projects, preparing daily field reports, and coordinating with staff in the offices;
  • General civil engineering design and site layout;
  • Support of construction cost estimating, development of project specifications and bid forms, and the development of construing quality assurance plans;
  • Support project execution, under the direction of a project manager, by tracking project budgets and schedules; and
  • Support business development and marketing efforts by becoming involved in regional professional societies and publishing technical papers and presentations.

Here are some other things you should know about this position:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants
  • Fieldwork: Up to 40%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 25%

Your success is our success.  We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills.  Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture, as you advance your career.EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or geological engineering. (required)
  • Master’s degree in geotechnical engineering. (strongly preferred)
  • Registration as an Engineer Intern or Engineer in Training. (preferred).


  • Demonstrated strong interest in civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering. (required)
  • Some related experience such as internships or co-op experience, project experience involving field investigations including geotechnical investigation programs, groundwater and surface water monitoring, construction quality assurance and/or construction management services. (preferred)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). (required)
  • Experience with Microsoft Access and Project. (preferred)
  • Experience using common geotechnical software (GeoStudio, SLIDE, Settle3D, FLAC, PLAXIS, RSpile, LPILE, APILE). (preferred)
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil3D software. (preferred)
  • Strong oral and technical writing skills. (required)
  • Ability to obtain OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER training and refreshers. (required)
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)            

CULTURE/EEO STATEMENTGeosyntec 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.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 Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.