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Geotechnical Engineer in Valley Forge, PA , at Gannett Fleming

Date Posted: 11/6/2017

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Throughout our 100-year history, Gannett Fleming has been an innovator and leader on a global level, providing world-class services in engineering, consulting, design, program, and construction management. With more than 60 offices worldwide, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering firms.

Our people are our secret to Excellence Delivered As Promised! We have fostered a culture of promoting progressive thinking to tackle complex engineering challenges – transforming creative ideas into reality! We are committed to supporting your career goals by providing professional development and training and the opportunity to work with respected industry thought leaders, while at the same time encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits and perks are competitive because we want to see a smile on your face as we change the world together.

Since 1915, Gannett Fleming has played a major role in some of the most multifaceted and iconic engineering accomplishments in the world. Join us on our journey as we continue to provide thought-provoking, customized solutions to our clients, improving and sustaining communities for the next 100 years!


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.

Job Requirements

  • 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


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

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

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.