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Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer in Valley Forge, PA , at Gannett Fleming

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

Job Snapshot

What You Will Do

Company Overview

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.

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 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.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Life at Gannett Fleming

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.

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: Valley Forge, PA

Working Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM

Employment Status: Full-Time

Internal Requisition ID: 2017-4519