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Early Career Geotechnical Engineer

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate - Junior (1-2 years)
  • Engineering
  • Atlanta

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  • You need a Bachelor’s in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering, strong communication skills, knowledge of design software, FE/EIT (or ability to obtain), and a positive attitude to excel in this Early Career Geotechnical Engineer role.
  • You will assist with geotechnical data analysis, report writing, and construction quality assurance on a variety of projects, requiring teamwork and technical expertise in soil and rock mechanics.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • 0-1 years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with excellent analytical abilities, leadership ability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work both independently and within groups
  • Competence in the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is necessary
  • Familiarity with discipline-specific design software - AutoCAD, GINT, Slide, etc.
  • FE/EIT (or ability to obtain EIT within 1 year) required
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Engineer in Training Certification
  • Some prior experience in the civil, geological, or mining engineering fields are a plus
  • Master’s Degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering, or closely related discipline.


  • Assist with work plan preparation and coordination of field/site work and laboratory testing
  • Prepare geotechnical data reports
  • Prepare geotechnical calculations and conduct modeling, including slope stability, seepage and consolidation analyses
  • Prepare geotechnical recommendations reports with senior review
  • Serve as a resident engineer / site lead for construction quality assurance
  • Ability to work with a team or with minimal supervision, and with contractors and cross-discipline in-house designers
  • Be willing and able to work on projects involving dams and other retaining structures, lined structures, underground facilities, rock and soil mechanics, and other geotechnical applications
  • Assist with writing reports, cost estimating and permit documents
  • Assist with the preparation of project design packages including technical drawings, specifications, project schedules, and cost estimates


What location is this Early Career Geotechnical Engineer position based in?

This position is based in Atlanta, GA.

Will I have the opportunity to work on various projects as an Early Career Geotechnical Engineer?

Yes, you will have the opportunity to be involved in projects with our Earth & Environment Team and work on a variety of projects.

Is there room for growth and development in this role?

Yes, WSP is a growing organization that values professional development and offers opportunities for growth in your career as a Geotechnical Engineer.

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At WSP in the U.S., our expertise lies at the intersection of the infrastructure and the skylines we have helped to shape from coast to coast. We can meet your needs with cross-disciplinary services across multiple sectors and markets including: advisory; buildings; water and environment; energy; and transportation & infrastructure. Our professionals have planned, designed and managed the construction of some of the most iconic high-rise buildings, bridges, highways, tunnels and transit and rail systems across the United States. Some of our most notable projects include major expansions of the New York and Los Angeles transit systems, as well as iconic buildings such as One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, and the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.