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  DescriptionYour role at GEI.    GEI’s Washington DC area offices (Washington DC, Rockville MD and Charlottesville VA) continue to grow and are seeking an entry level Civil/Geotechnical Engineer. Under supervision of more senior staff, this individual will provide support to ongoing field and engineering design efforts. Field activities will include coordination and documentation of geotechnical and environmental soil borings; installation of wells and geotechnical instrumentation; collection of groundwater and soil samples; and oversight and documentation during construction. This individual will also provide support to ongoing design efforts that include preparation of design documents for foundations and excavations support systems; ground improvement; instrumentation; and environmental work. Projects include private developments, public infrastructure work, maritime, and others and typically include shallow and deep foundations, ground improvement, earth retention systems, and geotechnical instrumentation.    Essential Responsibilities & Duties    The desired skills include construction observation/ management, geotechnical and structural design, instrumentation design and interpretation, and technical specification support. Familiarity with basic excavation support design and foundation design is a plus. Other responsibilities include:    

  • Supporting site investigations and site assessments including soil borings and testing, environmental sampling, and technical oversight of subcontractors
  • Coordinating and interpreting lab tests
  • Engineering analysis and calculations
  • Preparing technical memos, reports, and construction specifications
  • Observing and documenting field and construction activities
  • Designing and modifying drawings using AutoCAD

Minimum Qualifications    

  • BS in Civil Engineering, or similar, with a geotechnical focus
  • MS in Geotechnical Engineering preferred
  • 0-3 years of professional experience in civil/geotechnical/environmental engineering and consulting; knowledge and familiarity with engineering design processes
  • Experience with geotechnical design software
  • Experience with spatial analysis and visualization software such as Civil 3D, and GIS
  • Excellent technical writing and general communication skills
  • Construction observation/management experience is a plus
  • Computer-programming experience is a plus
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed
  • Willingness and ability to perform field tasks in inclement conditions
  • 40-hr OSHA/HAZWOPER training is a plus
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license

We are GEI.    Some of the world’s most pressing problems – from climate change to sustainable development, to critical infrastructure and the future of our energy supply – need our brightest and diverse minds working together to create safer, more resilient communities for tomorrow.    We are technical experts, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who draw from diverse backgrounds to solve our clients’ most complex challenges.    With more than 40 offices across North America, we offer a range of engineering, science, and technical consulting services. Our range of expertise, project types, and culture make us the choice for top talent in the AEC industry.    Employee-owned. Employee-focused.    As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees support our flat leadership structure, have a say in how our business operates and benefit from our financial success. We are committed to employee growth with career development opportunities, competitive total rewards, a well-being program, flexible work arrangements and more. Our company culture is driven by our 4 Cs – we are Client-Centered, Curious, Collaborative, and Community Minded – which support our focus on sustainability, safety, diversity, equity and inclusion. Get to know us better by visiting GEI’s career site here.    Benefits    

  • Market-Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More
  • Hybrid Work Schedule with Home Office and Cell Phone Stipend
  • Well-Being Benefits including Fitness Clubs, Weight Loss, Stress Management, etc.
  • Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • GISI Stock Ownership for All Employee Levels with a 20% Restricted Stock Unit Match
  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
  • Paid Straight Overtime
  • And More…