Principal/Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Acton, MA  / Bedford, NH  / South Hamilton, MA 
Posted 8 days ago
Job Description
Principal/Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Primary Location US-MA-Acton
ID 2023-1730
Category Geotechnical Position Type Regular Full-Time Remote No Additional Location US-NH-Bedford Additional Location US-MA-South Hamilton

Do you want to build an impactful career to change the world for the better?

We are seeking an exceptional Principal or Senior Principal Engineer to join our Geotechnical practice in the New England area. This position is well-suited for a talented, highly experienced individual who is interested in being a leader and contributing to innovative and challenging projects, including the design, permitting, and construction stages. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in geotechnical and/or geostructural engineering, such as excavation support systems, trenching, and foundations.

Geosyntec is an innovative, international engineering and consulting firm serving private and public-sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Our engineers, scientists, technical and project employees serve our clients from offices across the world. Ranked by ENR as one of the top environmental engineering design firms, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service.

We invest in our people. Each employee is unique, and your career at Geosyntec will be too. We offer competitive pay and benefits, and well-being programs to support you and your family.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. We operate under a sell-manage-do culture, and so we expect that you'd work on challenging technical projects while leveraging your existing knowledge and experience to help Geosyntec expand its current practices and capabilities through business development and client management. You may also be asked to take on project management responsibilities, along with staff management and development, and mentoring tasks.

Some of the key responsibilities may include:

    Geostructural design of excavations, foundations, and other subsurface structures;
  • Preliminary engineering and pre-bid design;
  • Geotechnical instrumentation;
  • Overseeing and managing projects and coordinating with other practices and/or offices to facilitate project delivery;
  • Managing and mentoring staff and managing subcontractors;
  • Work plan development, data evaluation, and report writing;
  • Preparing technical reports, letters, memoranda, plans, specifications, and proposals;
  • Reviewing and managing written document production;
  • Preparing for and participating in meetings with clients, regulatory personnel, and other parties; and
  • Identifying project opportunities and preparing proposals.
Education and Licensure
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Geotechnical, or Environmental Engineering from an ABBT accredited college or University. (required)
  • Advanced degree in the same. (preferred)
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) or the ability to obtain within 6 months. (required)
Skills, Experience and Qualifications
  • At least 10 years (15+ preferred) of experience in geotechnical and/or geostructural engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed. (required)
  • Experience with multi-disciplinary project teams. (required)
  • Experience with geotechnical and engineering software such as AutoCAD, Slope/W, and PLAXIS. (preferred)
  • Experience with project management, business development, and leadership. (preferred)
  • Excellent leadership skills. (required)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed. (required)
  • Valid U.S. driver's license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


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