Gannett Fleming

  • Senior Geotechnical Engineer

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
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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


    Gannett Fleming’s specialists have the in-depth knowledge to excel on the most challenging geotechnical assignments. We provide innovative solutions for foundations, underground construction, earth structures, groundwater resources, and marginal building sites. Our geotechnical engineers and geologists specialize in landslides, sinkholes, mine subsidence, seepage, expansive soils, and seismic activity. We have completed more than 1,000 subsurface and geophysical projects across the U.S. – from small-scale projects to large, complex dams, highways, bridges, and underground structures.


    Our Geotechnical Practice is currently seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join the Columbus, OH office.


    As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will assist in the completion of geotechnical projects within a wide variety of business sectors, with a focus in water resources, dam and navigational structure engineering, and soil-structure interaction. You should possess experience with the planning and execution of subsurface investigation programs; completion of various geotechnical analyses and design including seepage and slope stability of earthen embankments, shallow and deep foundations, and retaining structures; development of construction plans and specification deliverables; and performing dam and levee safety inspections.



    • Perform geotechnical calculations for various projects including, but not limited to seepage and slope stability of earthen embankments, shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures, tieback anchors, soil nails, slope stability design and/or stabilization.
    • Perform dam and levee safety inspections.
    • Assist in the preparation of written reports and documentation, geotechnical correspondence, design and construction drawings and specifications.
    • 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, site reconnaissance, and other means of data collection as required.
    • Provide construction observation support during the construction phase of various projects.
    • Travel requirement: approximately 20%



    Minimum Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering 
    • Professional Engineering license 
    • 10+ years of geotechnical experience with an emphasis in subsurface exploration and/or design and development of geotechnical deliverables including reports, drawings, and specifications
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite 
    • Experience with common geotechnical software programs such as Geostudio, SLIDE, LPILE, GROUP, GRLWEAP, CRSP, and / or gINT 
    • Geotechnical field experience including test boring inspection, test pit observation, geophysical collection, and geological reconnaissance 
    • Strong analytical and report writing skills 
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team environment
    • Strong leadership ability and personal initiative. The candidate is expected to have a genuine interest in geotechnical engineering and will be responsible for mentoring less experienced engineers.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree with a Geotechnical focus 
    • Specific experience working on USACE projects
    • Experience with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation 
    • Field experience with construction observation activities, including deep and shallow foundations, retaining walls, heavy civil earthwork, and / or site dewatering


    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, 2,500+ 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. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans status or other characteristics protected by law. 


    Gannett Fleming 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: Columbus, OH
    Working Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
    Employment Status: Full-time
    Internal Requisition ID: 2019-5750


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