Geotechnical Engineer Job Openings - 16 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $102,150

    Solutions Eng Exec Advisor
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,501

    Geotechnical Engineer-Herndon, Virginia
    Ch2M

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,501

    Geotechnical Engineer
    Intertek

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,501

    Geotechnical Engineer *MUST HAVE VA PE*
    Universal Engineering Sciences

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,501

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    Geotechnical Engineer (Staff to Project Level) - Baltimore MD
    Giles Engineering Associates, Inc.

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,501

    Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer
    Aecom

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,000

    Geotechnical Engineer * Must have VA P.E.*
    Universal Engineering Sciences

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,967

    Senior Geotechnical Engineer
    Cybercoders

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,967

    Geotechnical Engineer
    Cybercoders

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,967

    Geotechnical Engineer
    Aecom

    Germantown, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,501

    NEW
    Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer
    Aecom

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,501

    NEW
    Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer
    Aecom

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,967

    NEW
    Geotechnical Engineer
    Aecom

    Germantown, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $77,501

    NEW
    Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer with Security Clearance
    Aecom Corp-Worldwide HQ

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,967

    NEW
    Geotechnical Engineer
    Aecom

    Germantown, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $71,967

    Geotechnical Engineer

    Germantown, MD

Geotechnical Engineer Jobs

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$77,501

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

What does a Geotechnical Engineer do

A Geotechnical Engineer plans and designs the structures for buildings, roads, embankments, canals, and other construction projects. They provide advice to civil and structural engineers, architects, and construction personnel.

how to become a Geotechnical Engineer

Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree. They typically need a graduate degree and licensure for promotion to senior positions. Although licensure requirements vary within the United States, civil engineers usually must be licensed in the locations where they provide services directly to the public.

Education

Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, in one of its specialties, or in civil engineering technology. Programs in civil engineering and civil engineering technology include coursework in math, statistics, engineering mechanics and systems, and fluid dynamics, among other courses, depending on the specialty. Courses include a mix of traditional classroom learning, work in laboratories, and fieldwork.

A degree from a program accredited by the ABET is needed in order to earn the professional engineer (PE) license. In many states, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology also will suffice as an academic requirement for obtaining a license.

About 1 in 4 civil engineers has a master’s degree. Further education after the bachelor’s degree, along with the PE license and previous experience, is helpful in getting a job as a manager. For more information on engineering managers, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Civil engineers often balance multiple and frequently conflicting objectives, such as determining the feasibility of plans with regard to financial costs and safety concerns. Urban and regional planners often look to civil engineers for advice on these issues. Civil engineers must be able to make good decisions based on best practices, their own technical knowledge, and their own experience.

Leadership skills. Civil engineers take ultimate responsibility for the projects that they manage or research that they perform. Therefore, they must be able to lead planners, surveyors, construction managers, civil engineering technicians, civil engineering technologists, and others in implementing their project plan.

Math skills. Civil engineers use the principles of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Organizational skills. Only licensed civil engineers can sign the design documents for infrastructure projects. This requirement makes it imperative that civil engineers be able to monitor and evaluate the work at the jobsite as a project progresses. That way, they can ensure compliance with the design documents. Civil engineers also often manage several projects at the same time, and thus must be able to balance time needs and to effectively allocate resources.

Problem-solving skills. Civil engineers work at the highest level of the planning, design, construction, and operation of multifaceted projects or research. The many variables involved require that they possess the ability to identify and evaluate complex problems. They must be able to then utilize their skill and training to develop cost-effective, safe, and efficient solutions.

Speaking skills. Civil engineers must present reports and plans to audiences of people with a wide range of backgrounds and technical knowledge. This requires the ability to speak clearly and to converse with people in various settings, and to translate engineering and scientific information into easy to understand concepts.

Writing skills. Civil engineers must be able to communicate with others, such as architects, landscape architects, and urban and regional planners. They also must be able to explain projects to elected officials and citizens. This means that civil engineers must be able to write reports that are clear, concise, and understandable to those with little or no technical or scientific background.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a civil engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, approve design plans, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years working under a licensed engineer
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after earning a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Each state issues its own licenses. Most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements. Several states require continuing education for engineers to keep their licenses.

Advancement

Civil engineers with ample experience may move into senior positions, such as project managers or functional managers of design, construction, operation, or maintenance. However, they would first need to obtain the Professional Engineering (PE) license, because only licensed engineers can assume responsibilities for public projects.

After gaining licensure, a professional engineer may seek credentialing that attests to his or her expertise in a civil engineering specialty. Such a credential may be of help for advancement to senior technical or even managerial positions.

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Real Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal Advisor Geotechnical Engineering Newmont USA Limited Carlin, NV Jun 22, 2015 $183,934
Geotechnical Engineer BP America Inc. Houston, TX Sep 01, 2015 $180,800
Associate/Senior Geotechnical Engineer OVE ARUP & Partners PC New York, NY May 11, 2015 $144,100
Geotechnical Engineer VI Hardesty & Hanover LLC Trenton, NJ Jun 25, 2015 $114,000
SR. Geotechnical Engineer Golder Associates Inc. Walnut Creek, CA Aug 24, 2015 $110,000 -
$120,000
Geotechnical Engineer 4 Ch2M Hill, Inc. Chantilly, VA Aug 28, 2015 $103,522
Geotechnical Engineer CB&I Environtmental & Infrastructure, Inc. Baton Rouge, LA May 26, 2015 $101,121 -
$143,515
Geotechnical Engineer V Hardesty & Hanover LLC Trenton, NJ Aug 13, 2015 $101,109
Geotechnical Engineer Stantec Consulting Services Inc. Rocklin, CA Jan 11, 2015 $97,864 -
$101,000
Senior 2 Geotechnical Engineer AMEC Foster Wheeler Environment &Amp; Infrastructure, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jun 17, 2016 $97,000

Top Skills for a Geotechnical Engineer

Know what it takes to get the job done

LaboratoryTestResultsSlopeStabilityAnalysisTechnicalReportsGroundImprovementMATFoundationsGeotechnicalAnalysisSubsurfaceInvestigationSafetyDeepFoundationDesignSoilSamplesProjectManagementSubsurfaceExplorationGeotechnicalDesignConstructionMaterialsEngineeringAnalysisGeotechnicalProjectsSPTAutocadEngineeringReportsSiteInvestigation

Top Geotechnical Engineer Skills

If you want to make a solid impression on recruiters, add the following skills to your resume:
  1. Laboratory Test Results
  2. Slope Stability Analysis
  3. Technical Reports
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Characterized the index and shear strength properties of the fly ash materials using field data supplemented with laboratory test results.
  • Design experience includes slope stability analysis, seepage analysis, consolidation, and foundations.
  • Prepare and/or review, sign and stamp technical reports.
  • Issued SOW for underground detection and ground improvement by Stone columns.
  • Performed geotechnical analysis and foundation design for plants housing heavy machinery that generate vibration, oil tanks and related industrial structures.

Geotechnical Design, Autocad, Deep Foundation Design, Safety, Geotechnical Projects, Slope Stability Analysis, Geotechnical Analysis, Technical Reports, SPT, Subsurface Exploration, Ground Improvement, Soil Samples, Engineering Reports, Project Management, MAT Foundations, Site Investigation, Construction Materials, Engineering Analysis, Laboratory Test Results, Subsurface Investigation

Top Geotechnical Engineer Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Geotechnical Engineer Employers

Terracon Consultants, Inc. has a strong demand for Geotechnical Engineer candidates where they have hired the most Geotechnical Engineer candidates.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Geotechnical Engineer.

Terracon Consultants, Inc., Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals Incorporated, APS Healthcare, Geotechnical Services, Inc., URS Corporation, TTL Inc., MTA, Kleinfelder West, Inc., JHB Housing, Suelos, Inc.

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