Gannett Fleming

  • Senior Geotechnical Engineer

    Job Locations US-PA-Pittsburgh
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  • Company Overview


    At Gannett Fleming, we believe in improving the lives of the people we serve. We believe in innovation and social responsibility. We believe in the diversity of our team and the creative solutions they provide. We believe in embracing change and emerging technologies while maintaining an unmatched standard of quality. We believe in creating an environment where employees can thrive at home and at work. We believe in engaging our employees, building lasting relationships with our clients, and, in turn, making a difference in the world.


    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.

    What You Will Do


    Our Geotechnical Practice is currently seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Pittsburgh, PA office!


    As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will lead and assist in the investigation, analysis, design and construction observation of a wide variety of civil infrastructure, water resources, and transportation projects.

    The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will possess strong experience in the design of foundations for structures and bridges, earth retaining structures, and tunnels. You should be very strong technically and ideally have project management, marketing and business development experience.

    Other Responsibilities Include:

    • Planning of subsurface explorations and laboratory testing investigations
    • Perform analyses for; stability and natural and man-made soil slopes, settlement estimates, foundation design, lateral earth pressure for retaining walls, pavement design and rockfall protection
    • Design and analyze shallow and deep foundations for highway and transit bridges and guideways, earth retaining structures, and tunnels
    • Preparation of geotechnical engineering reports, design drawings, and specifications
    • Provide construction consultation support during the construction phase of various projects
    • Prepare geotechnical technical and cost proposals
    • Assist with marketing and business development efforts


    Minimum Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering is required
    • Professional Engineer License in Pennsylvania or ability to obtain professional registration within 6 months of hire date
    • 10-20 years of geotechnical design and management experience
    • Experience with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation is preferred; experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required
    • Experience leading and Mentoring Staff Level Geotechnical Engineers and Geologists
    • 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




    Preferred Qualifications


    • Master’s Degree with a Geotechnical focus preferred
    • Experience with geotechnical software including: SLIDE, 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


    Life at Gannett Fleming


    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.


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


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


    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Working Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    Internal Requisition ID: 5255


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