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Geotechnical Engineer

Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc.
Occupational fields: 
Architecture and Engineering
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Fields of study: 
Geo sciences
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
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Required degree level: 
Bachelors degree
Masters degree

Come grow with us!  Are you ready to make a difference?   

We are looking for a skilled, resourceful, and collaborative Geotechnical Engineer to join our team in Burlington, Vermont. The Geotechnical Engineer will work closely with a team of staff engineers and scientists on challenging and exciting projects in Vermont and throughout New England.  This is a fast-paced and dynamic position, with opportunities to be challenged, contribute to project outcomes, interact routinely with project Principals, and grow professionally.  

Create opportunity!  Do you thrive with a range of interesting assignments?

Essential Functions – What You Will Do

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Coordinate with project team members, subconsultants/subcontractors, and clients.
  • Observe and document complex foundation and slope repair construction activities.
  • Collect, interpret, and analyze field and soil laboratory data.
  • Prepare geotechnical reports, design plans, cost estimates, specifications, and other deliverables.
  • Assist with project management tasks, including developing proposals, budgets and attending meetings.

Deliver value!  Do you strive for excellence and like to help others succeed?

Competencies – What We Are Looking For

  • 0 – 3 years’ experience with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (geotechnical focus is preferred).
  • 0 – 3 years’ experience with a master’s degree in civil engineering (geotechnical focus) is preferred.
  • Successfully passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or able to take exam within 1 year of hire.
  • Previous field subsurface evaluation field experience (i.e., soil boring and test pit observations) is a plus.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills combined with the flexibility to work with shifting priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail and technical understanding is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Work well as a team member, with a collaborative communication style.

Reach your potential! Are you passionate about your work and open to possibilities?

Position Type – What You Should Know

  • Full-time position.
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday with flexible daily hours as project work schedule permits.
  • Hybrid work arrangement is negotiable.
  • Located in Burlington, Vermont.
  • Local travel within the New England area (including extended stays) is required.
  • Some night and weekend work may be required.
  • Competitive wage and bonus package.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.

At the end of the day, it’s all about the experience.  Let your journey begin here. 

We invite you to submit an application with a resume and cover letter, telling us why you’d be a great fit for our team.

Sanborn Head is an engineering and technical consulting firm serving a broad array of private, public, and institutional clients in the development, energy, industrial, and solid waste markets. Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists specializes in integrating our core expertise in earth, energy, and environment to deliver innovative, yet practical solutions to our clients.

Candidates are required to possess a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record. 

Qualified candidates must be able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to fulfill all the obligations of the job, which includes in-person attendance at and participation in company and/or client events or worksites.

Sanborn Head is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran or marital status.

Sanborn Head is an integrated engineering and technical consulting firm serving private, public, and institutional clients in the development, energy, industrial, and solid waste markets.