Geotechnical Engineer

Timmons Group
Raleigh, NC
Added: January 16, 2024
Job Description

Timmons Group is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer for our Geotechnical and Construction Services Group located in our Raleigh, NC office. A Geotechnical Engineer applies learned skills and technical ability to site and building projects by testing earth materials, evaluating they engineering properties, and estimating the materials' response to loading.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

  • The successful candidate will work on a variety of engineering consulting projects involving traditional geotechnical engineering analysis and designs for foundations (shallow and deep), slope stability and seepage, earth retention, dams and hydraulic structures, and groundwater.
  • The position includes work on engineering project teams performing geotechnical, civil, and structural engineering designs.
  • Project Work will include specifying, implementing, and interpreting soil and rock investigations, including drilling and cone penetrometer testing and in-situ testing.
  • Performing facility inspections, geotechnical computer modeling, preparation of design plans and specifications, and writing reports is also required.
  • The ability to diagnose and evaluate soil-related challenges on construction projects is desirable, including observations of proofrolls, diagnosis of fill compaction challenges, chemical treatment of soils, and evaluation of foundation bearing soils is required
  • Working knowledge of soils within eastern Piedmont and coastal plain geology is desirable
  • This position may require out of town work assignments to meet client needs. Some work locations will feature rough terrain typical of construction sites or require lifting or moving field testing equipment
  • Safety training will be provided prior to being given work assignments on these sites

Skills/Requirements of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

  • A BS in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience with traditional geotechnical engineering
  • Candidate must possess experience performing geotechnical engineering consulting in both private and public work sectors
  • Professional Engineer (PE) licensure or ability to obtain PE within one year
  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of geotechnical analysis and design
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, design software for deep foundations (Lpile, GRLWEAP), and slope stability modeling.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship
  • Good driving record

Company Benefits

  • The use of a company vehicle
  • Health, dental, vision and HSA
  • 3 weeks PTO
  • 401k up to 5% match

Additional Information

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace. Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission and Shared Values.

Timmons Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Timmons Group is a full-service engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News. With over 15 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture, and surveying services to a diverse client base. As one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms for over 30 years, we are dedicated to being an employer of choice and providing our people with the best resources, technology, and culture to help them thrive in an engaging career development setting. For more information, visit