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Job Description

Norwood, MA 02062, USA
Amesbury, MA 01913, USA


GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is currently seeking an Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer to join our team in our Norwood/Amesbury, Massachusetts offices. The successful candidate must have a strong academic record, solid understanding of civil and geotechnical engineering fundamentals, and a desire to work on a variety of exciting and challenging underground projects both in the office and in the field.  Assignments will span a wide variety of infrastructure, real estate/building development, and energy projects.  Previous work experience is preferred but not required.

Our close-knit culture here at GZA will allow you to grow professionally while working on challenging high-profile projects. You will be mentored by seasoned professionals, who will in turn look to you to share technical knowledge and ideas. Our success relies on this collaborative environment. Between field work projects, you will work in a professional office setting, preparing detailed and accurate field documentation, evaluating data and performing engineering analyses, preparing technical reports, and learning and implementing new technology.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Executing subsurface exploration and in-situ testing programs to evaluate soil and bedrock conditions in connection with foundation design & construction projects
  • Performing field construction observation during installation of shallow and deep foundation installation and testing, underpinning and other tasks related to underground construction and ground improvement for compliance with plans and specifications
  • Evaluating field data and performing engineering analyses/calculations, such as slope stability, bearing capacity, settlement, lateral pile analyses, and design/evaluation of earth support and underpinning systems (Experience with software such as SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, LPile, and Plaxis is a plus)
  • Writing drafts of field and engineering reports, technical specifications, and other technical documents
  • Preparing construction cost/quantity estimates
  • Assisting with submittal reviews and requests for information during construction
  • Communicating effectively and efficiently with contractors, clients, and team members

  • BS degree in Civil , Geological, or Geotechnical Engineering (Master’s Degree is preferred)
  • 1+ years of professional work experience is preferred
  • Effective communication, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical capabilities
  • Ability to work independently or in a team setting
  • Ability to work locally and regionally. Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license in good standing and have a consistent means of transportation to/from project sites

About GZA
  • Become part of a growth-oriented firm; established in 1964
  • Nationally recognized for providing underground engineering excellence for foundations, tunnels, dams, buried utilities, marine facilities, highways, railroads, site development and temporary underground structures
  • Technical training and mentoring from experts in the industry
  • Professional development and enrichment
  • Exciting, collaborative, and friendly work environment
  • Eligible for annual performance bonus
  • Generous, company-subsidized benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, and 401K retirement plan

GZA is an employee-owned multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm with a history of more than 55 years of providing innovative solutions to engineering challenges for a diverse client base in the natural and built environment.  We are an ENR Top 500 Design firm focused on geotechnical, environmental, water, ecological, and construction management services. GZA understands and prioritizes safety, proactive client service, risk management, and loss prevention. With a staff of interrelated professionals dedicated to providing high-level expertise on complex projects above, below and at ground-level, GZA provides seamless integration across practice areas, client type, and location.

  GZA values diversity and is committed to providing an accepting and inclusive work environment for all employees.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.  GZA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, age or other protected status.