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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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Throughout our 100-year history, Gannett Fleming has been an innovator and leader on a global level, providing world-class services in engineering, consulting, design, program, and construction management. With more than 60 offices worldwide, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering firms.


Our people are our secret to Excellence Delivered As Promised! We have fostered a culture of promoting progressive thinking to tackle complex engineering challenges – transforming creative ideas into reality! We are committed to supporting your career goals by providing professional development and training and the opportunity to work with respected industry thought leaders, while at the same time encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits and perks are competitive because we want to see a smile on your face as we change the world together.


Since 1915, Gannett Fleming has played a major role in some of the most multifaceted and iconic engineering accomplishments in the world. Join us on our journey as we continue to provide thought-provoking, customized solutions to our clients, improving and sustaining communities for the next 100 years!


Our Geotechnical Practice is currently seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Los Angeles, CA or Phoenix, AZ office. This individual will assist in the investigation, analysis, design and construction observation of a wide variety of projects including transportation, water resources, and mining.


The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will provide strong transit and transportation geotechnical services with a focus on foundations for bridges and guideways, earth retaining structures, and tunnels. This candidate should be very strong technically and have marketing and business development experience. 


Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Design and analyze shallow and deep foundations for highway and transit bridges and guideways, earth retaining strcutures, and tunnels
  • Perform analyses for: stability and seepage of earthen embankments, settlement estimates, foundation underpinning, lateral earth pressure for retaining walls, pavement design and rockfall protection
  • Assist in the planning of subsurface explorations and laboratory testing investigations
  • Preparation of geotechnical engineering reports, design drawings, and specifications
  • Provide construction observation support during the construction phase of various projects
  • Assist in preparation of geotechnical cost proposals
  • Assist with marketing and business development efforts 




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering is required; Master’s Degree with a Geotechnical focus preferred. 
  • Professional Engineer license in California or Arizona or ability to obtain professional registration within 6 months of hire date
  • 15-25 years of geotechnical experience with an emphasis on transit and transportation
  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation is preferred; experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required.
  • Experience with geotechnical software  including: STABL, Slope/w, Seep/w, Sigma/w, LPILE,  GROUP, PYWALL, CRSP, Plaxis and gINT is preferred
  • Field experience with construction observation activities such as micropile and  drilled shaft installations, soil nail walls, earthwork and shoring is preferred.
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Experience with marketing and business development


Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status.


NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.


Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position.

No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.