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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! We are seeking a qualified Early Career Structural Engineer to help grow our national Geostructural and Construction Engineering practice and contribute to innovative and challenging projects in Chicago or Oak Brook, IL.  As a member of our growing and dynamic practice, you will be asked to apply your knowledge of structural engineering to series of technically diverse and unique construction projects involving; heavy-civil construction, vertical and horizontal building structures, erection and controlled demolition engineering, earth retaining structures, foundations, dams and containment structures, and unconventional structures, 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  ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThis is a position that involves diverse structural engineering project experiences across multiple sectors of the civil engineering and construction industry. Some of the key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Structural value engineering, design review, and constructability review;
  • Development of structural loads using building codes, standards, and recommended practice documents;
  • Foundation design including pile caps, mats, footings, and substructures;
  • Analysis and design of structural steel and reinforced concrete structures;
  • Analysis and design of underground structures and excavation support systems;
  • Modeling, analysis, design, and detailing of unconventional structures;
  • Design of temporary structures, shoring/reshoring, formwork;
  • Erection engineering and global stability analysis, controlled demolition;
  • Conducting precondition surveys and construction inspections; and
  • Preparing technical documents including reports, calculation packages, CAD drawings, and construction specifications

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 50%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 40%

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 Engineering with a Structural Engineering focus. (required)
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Structural). (preferred)
  • Successful completion of the 8-hour NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. (preferred)


  • Previous work experience in a structural design environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. (preferred)
  • Knowledge of the design and detailing of structural steel, connections, and reinforced concrete. (required)
  • Knowledge of relevant structural engineering design and detailing software (RISA, ETABS, RAM, SAP2000, SAFE, GSA, etc.). (required)
  • Knowledge of design collaboration software (Bluebeam Studio), and operation of CAD/VDC/BIM software (AutoCAD, Revit, etc.). (preferred)
  • Knowledge of general numerical modeling tools. (preferred)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, and meeting strict deadlines. (required)
  • Current OSHA 10-hr training. (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, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, domestic partner status, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
The EEOC Know Your Rights and Pay Transparency policies are available here:Geosyntec is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call (561) 995-0900 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.