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Job Description

  Job TypeFull-timeDescriptionBarry Isett & Associates (Isett) is an employee-owned multi-discipline engineering/consulting firm headquartered in Allentown, PA, with additional offices throughout eastern and central PA. Isett associates get the opportunity to perform meaningful work that helps enrich our community each and every day. Our company is a values-based organization which has been recognized for its award-winning culture through several regional and statewide programs:

  • Best Places to Work in PA (annually since 2019)
  • The Morning Call’s Top Workplaces (annually, since 2013)
  • Empowering Women Award by Central Penn Business Journal and Lehigh Valley Business (2023)
  • Philadelphia Inquirer’s Top Workplaces (2023)
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year (by the Lehigh Valley Business Journal)
  • The Societas Award for Responsible Corporate Conduct (for Ethics).


  • Career advancement and continuing education opportunities
  • Employee engagement events and parties
  • Work-life balance & flexible working schedules
  • Paid vacation/holiday/sick time
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances
  • Discounted and/or free Isett wear
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401k/Roth match

As a multi-discipline firm, Isett provides a full range of engineering and consulting services, including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, environmental, geotechnical, and municipal engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, code enforcement, plan review, construction management, construction materials testing, and grant writing services to clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
We are currently looking for an experienced geotechnical engineer to join our team in either our Allentown, Mechanicsburg, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton or Scranton offices.
Our ideal candidate will possess a strong technical education, professional demeanor, and substantial experience in the field. They should be mindful of professional etiquette while managing relations with associates, clients and contractors.

  • Independently perform field sampling, characterize subsurface conditions, and complete geotechnical analysis to support geotechnical investigations.
  • Provide third-party oversight and testing during foundation and earthwork construction activities;
  • Prepare field reports and logs summarizing work performed;
  • Complete safety training required by Isett, clients, and jobsites;
  • Prepare and effectively implement health and safety plans (HASPs);
  • Obtain and maintain state and federal clearances, if required by project;
  • Meet deadlines mutually established between project manager and clients;
  • Prepare proposals for geotechnical engineering services; and
  • Assist with mentoring and training of other associates.


  • 5+ years of geotechnical engineering experience;
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Geology required; Masters degree with Geotechnical specialty or desire to pursue is preferred.
  • EIT or GIT Certification required ; PE or PG License preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with staff, co-workers, management and clients;
  • Strong verbal communication skills, technical writing ability, and attention to detail;
  • Comfortable working outside in diverse weather conditions;
  • Ability to travel to project sites is required along with a valid driver’s license in good standing;
  • Ability to work flexible schedule.
  • Ability to obtain state and federal clearances, if required by project.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), nation origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information (including family medical history).
Please, no third party recruiters.