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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 and innovative firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals - Geosyntec is the place for you! As an Entry-Level Geoenvironmental Engineer in Columbia, Maryland you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations on geotechnical and geoenvironmental projects involving site characterization; landfill design and construction; earth retaining structures; deep and soft/weak foundations; dams and water containment structures; 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 Columbia office consists of approximately 50 professionals and support staff and is located 30 minutes from Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington DC. Columbia was the first planned community in the US, and together with adjacent Ellicott City, is consistently listed in the top 10 of Best Places to Live in the US. If you possess the qualifications, attributes, and desire to experience a new culture, Geosyntec will provide the opportunity.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:

  • Geotechnical and environmental field investigations and site characterization;
  • Performing geotechnical and geoenvironmental instrumentation monitoring, drilling, and contractor oversight;
  • Performing and reviewing engineering calculations, such as slope stability, settlement, bearing capacity, seismic, seepage, and stormwater modelling;
  • Designing and constructing with geosynthetics;
  • Landfill design and permitting;
  • Earthquake engineering;
  • Dam and levee evaluations;
  • Developing construction documents, plans, and specifications; and
  • Writing and reviewing engineering reports, memoranda, and proposals.

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 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 30%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 20%

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 and/or geotechnical and/or geological engineering. (required)
  • Advanced degree in geotechnical engineering. (preferred)
  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification. (preferred)


  • Outstanding academic credentials and strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities. (required)
  • Strong oral and technical writing skills. (required)
  • Commitment to career development and growth. (required)
  • Prior internship or work experience in engineering consulting. (preferred)
  • Experience with geotechnical and engineering software such as AutoCAD, Surfer, HydroCAD, Slope/W, SLIDE, and/or PLAXIS. (preferred)
  • Experience with scientific programming languages (e.g., Python, MATLAB, or Visual Basic) (preferred)
  • 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 Geosyntec family of companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.