Geotechnical EIT
Raleigh, NC 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is looking for a Geotechnical EI/EIT in Raleigh, NC. They will typically work under the direction of a licensed PE and be responsible for the geotechnical analysis and design of infrastructure projects including but not limited to roadways, retaining walls, bridges, buildings, dams, soils, rock slopes, asphalt, and concrete pavements, etc. Opportunities exist to participate in high-profile infrastructure projects in the southeast and across the United States (travel is required for site visits). They will also review boring logs, laboratory data, and design plans for a variety of geotechnical tasks such as slope stability, driven piles, and drilled shafts, and provide project-specific analysis for sites with seismic considerations, including liquefaction potential, slide remediation, ground improvement, and others. They'll prepare drawings, specifications, and geotechnical reports, and be expected to coordinate with project managers to implement measures to successfully meet all project goals and objectives. On a day-to-day basis, we'll expect the Geotechnical EI/EIT to:

  • Travel throughout the Southeast to perform oversight of drilling operations, including logging and classifying soil and rock materials in accordance with applicable standards
  • Set up field exploration programs and coordinate with subcontractors
  • Conduct field inspections of construction activities, including earthwork and foundation installations
  • Be capable of working independently or in a team environment assisting senior geotechnical staff
  • Perform assignments exercising judgment in the evaluation, selection, and modification of standard engineering techniques and procedures



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or a related technical discipline; Master's preferred
  • EIT certification or the ability to obtain within 12 months; candidates without their EIT will be titled "Geotechnical Designer"
  • Knowledge of soil mechanics.
  • Must have familiarity with geotechnical engineering software and Microsoft office programs.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the Southeast, mainly SC, NC, and GA.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Geotechnical-related engineering experience
  • Familiarity with CAD software (MicroStation)
  • Local candidates are preferred


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-Raleigh
Industry: Highway + Road
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Geotechnical
Job Posting: Nov 7, 2022

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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