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Job Description


GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is looking for a motivated Entry-Level Civil/Geotechnical/Dams Engineer to join our team in Clarksville, Tennessee. As an Entry-Level Civil/Geotechnical/Dam Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of unique and challenging projects in GZA’s growing practice in the southeastern US. You will work directly under a Senior Dams/Geotechnical engineer in GZA’s Clarksville, TN office and also have the opportunity work with a variety of Project Managers, Principals, and other Engineers from our other offices and practice areas around the country. Key Duties:

  • Executing a variety of office-based tasks including (but not limited to):
    • Gathering, organizing, interpreting, and presenting data in support of civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering projects.
    • Executing calculations and analyses related to geotechnical and civil engineering (under the direction of a senior engineer) and preparing calculation packages summarizing the results.
    • Preparing drafts of field reports and inspection/engineering reports.
    • Assisting in preparation of design drawings, technical specifications, cost/quantity estimates, and permit applications for heavy civil projects.
  • Performing field engineering tasks including (but not limited to):
    • Dam and levee safety inspections.
    • Environmental site visits (including erosion/sedimentation monitoring and Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments).
    • Geotechnical site work (including monitoring test borings and instrumentation installations).
    • Performing construction inspection and monitoring for heavy civil projects.
  • Communicating effectively and efficiently with contractors, clients and team members.
  • GZA emphasizes a One Company environment, and as a member of our growing Clarksville, TN practice, you may be asked to assist on projects and tasks outside of your primary technical discipline.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or Environmental Engineering is required. A master’s degree is a plus.
  • 0-5 years of relevant work experience as a civil Engineer; experience with geotechnical and/or heavy civil fieldwork is preferred.
  • Possess strong communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office and AutoCAD skills are required.
  • Occasional out-of-town and/or out-of-state (overnight) travel will be required. Candidate must have consistent and reliable means of transportation to/from project sites.
  • Ability to work from Clarksville, TN office at least 2-3 times per week.
  • Ability to work independently is a plus.

 About GZA:

  • Professional development and a focus on continued education and learning (including tuition reimbursement).
  • Flexible hybrid work environment.
  • Small firm feel with a larger firm reputation and resources.
  • Mentorship from experts in the industry.
  • Generous, company-subsidized benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401k retirement plan.

 GZA is an employee-owned multidisciplinary environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, geo-civil engineering, construction management and environmental remediation firm.  We are an ENR Top 500 Design firm focused on geotechnical, environmental, water, ecological, and construction management services. With a staff of interrelated professionals dedicated to providing high-level expertise on complex projects above, below and at ground-level, GZA’s experts provide seamless integration across practice areas, client type, and location.GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. is an Affirmative/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, age or other protected status.