Geotechnical Engineer

Timmons Group
Richmond, VA
Added: January 16, 2024
Job Description

Timmons Group is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer for our Geotechnical and Construction Services Group located in our Richmond, VA office. A Geotechnical Engineer applies learned skills and technical ability to site and building projects by testing earth materials, evaluating their 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.
  • 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 Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering is desired
  • Ideal candidates will have 2 years of relevant work experience with traditional geotechnical engineering
  • Strong technical skills in a wide range of geotechnical analysis and design
  • Flexibility and willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs
  • Computer skills including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds

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