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Job Description

  If you’re looking for a place to kick-start your career, where you can contribute to a dynamic employee-owned firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals - Geosyntec is the place for you! As a Staff or Senior Staff Geotechnical Engineer in Acton, Massachusetts you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations on projects involving site characterization and remediation; earth retaining structures; deep and shallow foundations; landfill design and construction; dams and water containment structures; forensic investigations and litigation support; geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring; numerical analysis of stability and deformation; and geohazard / earthquake characterization / mitigation, 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 as #53 among the Top 500 Design Firms, and with multiple Top 20 ENR rankings in specialty areas, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.comESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESIs this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Some of the key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Conducting geotechnical and environmental field investigations;
  • Monitoring civil construction and environmental remediation construction projects;
  • Installation and monitoring of geotechnical instrumentation;
  • Using traditional or computer-based technical tools to perform engineering calculations (e.g., slope stability, excavation support, settlement, etc.);
  • Supporting landfill and waste containment system design and permitting, geotechnical instrumentation, environmental remediation, earthquake engineering, and offshore field investigation projects;
  • Reviewing and interpreting geotechnical data such as boring logs and laboratory test results;
  • Developing construction documents (e.g., specifications, drawings, work plans); and
  • Writing and reviewing engineering reports.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture. Here are some other things you should know about a typical entry-level geotechnical engineer position with Geosyntec:

  • 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 50%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 30%

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.EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

  • Bachelor's degree in civil and/or environmental engineering or geology. (required)
  • Advanced degree in geotechnical engineering. (preferred)
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification, if applicable. (preferred)


  • Outstanding academic credentials and exceptional interpersonal, technical writing, and analytical/problem-solving skills. (valuable)
  • Technical knowledge in geotechnical, environmental, or civil engineering related disciplines. (preferred)
  • Prior internship or co-op in the engineering field. (preferred)
  • Up to 5 years of related work experience in geotechnical engineering consulting, or equivalent combination of education and experience. (preferred) 
  • Experience with geotechnical and engineering software such as AutoCAD, SLIDE, and numerical modeling tools such as PLAXIS. (preferred)
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)

As a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 14042, we require employees working on federal projects or who are classified in a support role to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodations for reasons related to a disability or for religion. If you will require an accommodation, Human Resources will discuss this with you should an offer of employment be extended to you.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