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Senior Staff Geotechnical Engineer Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Senior Staff Geotechnical Engineer

Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. - Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 4/30/2021 - Expires: 7/29/2021

Job ID: 226815836


Job Description

If you're looking for a place to kick-start your career, where you can contribute to a dynamic employee-owned firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals - Geosyntec is the place for you! As a Senior Staff Geotechnical Engineer in Cincinnati, Ohio you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations on projects involving site characterization; landfill design and construction; earth retaining structures; deep and soft/weak foundations; dams and water containment structures; forensic investigations and litigation support; geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring; numerical analysis of stability and deformation; and geohazard / earthquake characterization / mitigation, while learning the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR as #53 among the Top 500 Design Firms, and with multiple Top 20 ENR rankings in specialty areas, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting


Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Some of the key responsibilities for the position include:

Conducting geotechnical field work associated with site investigations, geotechnical instrumentation, and site civil activities (e.g., compaction, permeability testing);
Geotechnical site characterization using laboratory and field data;
Performing and reviewing engineering calculations such as: slope stability, settlement, capacity of shallow and deep foundations, ground improvement, excavation support and lateral earth pressures, construction dewatering and seepage; and liquefaction triggering;
Preparing and reviewing engineering technical reports and proposals, feasibility studies, drawings and specifications, permit applications, volume and cost estimates, and construction support services;
Site-civil design and engineering (grading, drainage, site layout, utilities);
Developing, installing, and managing instrumentation monitoring systems;
Fieldwork associated with design and construction services; and
Data analysis, including preparing maps, tables, and figures.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec's culture.

Here are some other things you should know about this position:

Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
Fieldwork: Up to 50%
Overnight travel: Up to 25%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual's own performance and initiative.


Bachelor's degree in civil engineering. (required)
Advanced degree in geotechnical engineering. (preferred)
Engineer in Training (EIT) certification. (preferred)
Ability to obtain professional certification (P.E., P.G. or equivalent). (required)


At least 2 years of related experience, including geotechnical field studies and civil design of grading, or equivalent combination of education and experience.(required)
Strong fundamentals in geotechnical engineering theory and practice. (required)
Excellent writing and communication skills. (required)
Experience with geotechnical engineering software (e.g., SLIDE, GEOSTUDIO, PLAXIS, FLAC, LPILE, gINT, etc.) and/or numerical methods using spreadsheets. (required)
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and related software; AutoCAD and/or GIS. (required)
Valid U.S. driver's license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technicalexcellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.

Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting .

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Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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