Gannett Fleming

  • Project Geotechnical Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-Roseville
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  • 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 Roseville, CA office is looking for a Project Geotechnical Engineer to support critical infrastructure design and construction across the California foothills and mountains. Our projects include levees, canals, flumes, dams and everything else to help solve California’s critical water supply issues. This is an opportunity to work directly with civil and structural designers to implement creative geotechnical solutions.


    The Project Geotechnical Engineer earns and maintains client satisfaction by performing geotechnical engineering evaluations to support our Civil Engineer Design and Structural Engineering groups. This includes managing and executing field investigations, developing geotechnical recommendations for foundation, landslide mitigation, levee repairs, and dam safety evaluations. By supporting a wide range of geotechnical engineering projects, the Project Geotechnical Engineer embodies our client-focused philosophy and our commitment to delivering high quality work. Occasional field work, which may comprise multi-day or multi-week assignments, is expected.



    • Perform geotechnical engineering tasks under direct supervision including analyses for critical water conveyance infrastructure, dams, levees, and hospitals.
    • Coordinate, oversee and perform geotechnical subsurface investigation work.
    • Prepare cost estimates, schedules, and technical reports to achieve project goals.
    • Develop systematic approaches to solve unconventional and complex problems.
    • Perform construction observation activities including: general grading, foundation preparation, pile installation, tie-back installation, etc.
    • Interact with clients, stakeholders, and contractors during various phases of a project.
    • This position requires up to 25% travel to other Gannett Fleming offices, client offices, or project work sites.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • 8 or more years of direct work experience in geotechnical engineering
    • 4 or more years of field and laboratory experience involving logging of geotechnical borings/test pits and construction observation, materials testing and inspection services
    • BS degree in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical emphasis
    • PE license in CA, or a state that provides comity with CA
    • Knowledge of engineering concepts, theories and practices as applied to geotechnical engineering, foundation systems, levees, and dams

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    • Knowledge of slope stability, seepage, and related computer programs

    • Solid understanding of geologic hazards and hazard mitigation

    • Proficient with standard office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

    • Valid California driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MS degree in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical emphasis
    • GE license in CA, or a state that provides comity with CA
    • Knowledge of AutoCAD or Microstation CAD programs with AutoCAD Civil 3D a bonus

    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: Roseville, CA
    Working Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
    Employment Status: Full-time
    Internal Requisition ID: 2019-5831


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