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Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

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US-PA-Valley Forge
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For more than 100 years, we’ve been a leader in global infrastructure solutions with a focus on planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse array of markets and disciplines. Across more than 60 offices, 2,000+ highly qualified professionals are united in an unyielding commitment to deliver excellence to every client and every project, every day.


Excellence Delivered As Promised. It’s more than a slogan. It’s our standard. It’s the expectation we place upon ourselves as individuals and as a company. It represents our commitment to our valued clients, industry partners, and employees. It’s our earnest pledge to do what we say. It’s the core of who we are as a firm and the foundation upon which all of our relationships and projects are built.


Our Geotechnical Practice is currently seeking a self-motivated  Geotechnical Engineer or Engineering Geologist, possessing 0-4 years of related experience, to join the Valley Forge, PA, office.  



  • Perform geotechnical calculations for various projects and facilities including, but not limited to, shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures, tieback anchors, soil nails, slope stability design and/or stabilization.
  • Assist in the preparation of geotechnical reports and documentation, correspondence, design details and drawings, proposals and specifications.
  • Perform detailed field reconnaissance and geological research to evaluate site-specific geotechnical, geologic and hydrogeologic conditions and risks.
  • Assist in the planning of subsurface explorations and laboratory testing investigations.
  • Execute subsurface investigations in support of geotechnical design and evaluation efforts, including test boring inspection, installing and monitoring instrumentation, and other data collection activities as required.
  • Compile and manage geotechnical data and prepare typed boring logs and subsurface profiles.
  • Provide construction observation support during the construction phase of projects.


  • Master’s Degree with a Geotechnical, Geological Engineering, or Applied Geosciences focus required.
  • 0-4 years of related experience
  • EIT/GIT certification preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and report writing skills
  • Project experience with bridges, roadways, retaining walls, towers, embankments, reinforced slopes, ground improvement, pavement design, and soil and/or rock slope mitigation is preferred.
  • Strong leadership ability and personal initiative. The candidate is expected to have a genuine interest in geotechnical engineering and a desire to learn and grow professionally.
  • Experience with common geotechnical/geological software programs such as gINT, SLIDE, SLOPE/W, LPILE, GROUP, GRLWEAP, CRSP, RockPack, RockWorks, and DIPS is a plus.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, MicroStation and ArcGIS is a plus.
  • Excellent field observation and data collection/documentation skills.
  • Geotechnical field experience including test boring inspection, test pit observation, well construction, geophysical surveys, and geological reconnaissance a plus.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all seasons.
  • Some travel required for reconnaissance, inspection and construction observation activities