Job Description
The Geotechnical Engineer will work with soil, rock, underground water, site and structural conditions in relation to construction projects. This job operates in a professional office environment with extended periods of time working on the computer with various software systems related to Geotechnical Engineering. Travel to project sites occurs and may require extended periods of time working outdoors with moderate to heavy (40lbs+) lifting. Most projects are time-sensitive and our communication with clients requires expediency. Applicants are required to undergo a background investigation, drug screening, and driving record review.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plan, schedule and coordinate small to large size projects
  • Manage field and laboratory services for a wide range of project types
  • Perform and/or oversee geotechnical engineering analyses and evaluations for earthwork/dewatering/excavation support, shallow/deep foundations, pipelines, dams/reservoirs/levees, solid waste, tunneling/micro-tunneling/pipe jacking, geo-environmental, and transportation projects
  • Write engineering reports and prepare contract documents
  • Oversee engineering services during construction on projects involving deep foundations, support of excavations, pipelines, and tunnels
  • Prepare scope, schedules and budgets for Geotechnical and Material Testing projects 
  • Manage projects, subcontractors, and geotechnical staff on multi-disciplined projects and work within multi-disciplined team environment
  • Communicate regularly with clients regarding ongoing projects
  • Evaluate progress and results obtained, and recommend changes to achieve overall objectives
  • Review daily CMT reports
  • Manage construction material testing projects
  • Prepare construction material testing project invoices 
  • Direct the work of lab and/or field technicians​

Skill Requirements

  • Accuracy, attention to detail and timeliness with project results required 
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Must be punctual, reliable and dependable
  • ​Capability to obtain the Troxler and NICET certification within 6 months of hire date 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills 
  • Applicants must pass background investigation, drug screening and driving record
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical emphasis 
  • Ability to author geotechnical reports/proposals required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering, EIT or PE considered  
  • Minimum of 3+ years of progressive experience which should include complex field geotechnical projects from subsurface exploration through construction involving soils, concrete, masonry, reinforcing steel and asphalt testing and inspection
  • 2+ years in CMT Project Management   

Supervisory Responsibility
This position will report to the assigned Houston Operations Manager

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Able to work occasional weekends, holidays and over-time as needed. 

The position is based in our Houston, Texas office. Minimum travel may be required. 

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

​Please call 281-469-3347 and ask for Human Resources. You may also email your resume to

GES is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. GES is a Drug-Free workplace with drug screening performed.  

Geotechnical Engineer Job Opening
Houston, Texas