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Geotechnical Engineer - Junior

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Knight Piesold

1mo ago

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  • You need a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, 0-4 years of experience, knowledge of geotechnical engineering, ability to read construction plans, strong communication skills, and proficiency in MS Office and geotechnical software.
  • You will assist senior geotechnical engineers with site investigation, analysis, design, drafting, and construction monitoring on earthwork projects in various industries. You'll also participate in geotechnical site investigations, laboratory testing coordination, and report preparation.

Graduate Job



  • Knight Piésold is a specialized international consulting firm offering engineering and environmental services in Mining, Environment, Hydropower and Water Resources. We are proud of the longstanding relationships we have with our clients and delivery of exceptional services on a global scale. 


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (BS) in civil engineering with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering. Master's degree (MSc) in Geotechnical Engineering is strongly preferred.
  • 0-4 years of related work experience.
  • Knowledge of geotechnical engineering fundamentals, drafting, geotechnical testing, and general civil engineering design and construction practices.
  • Ability to read and understand construction engineering plans and drawings, including sheet references and layering. Ability to pay close attention to detail and check the quality of own work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing in English. Spanish language skills would be desirable.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, GEO-Slope and GINT with familiarity with FLAC and other geotechnical software preferred. Knowledge of Auto CAD Civil 3D would be an asset.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Assist senior geotechnical engineers with project work involving various aspects of geotechnical engineering. Work elements may involve some or all of the following: Site investigation observation and in-situ testing, laboratory testing coordination, analysis, design, report preparation, civil 3D drafting and construction monitoring on earthwork projects in mining, water resources, renewable energy and hydropower.
  • Participate in geotechnical site investigations, assignment and assessment of geotechnical laboratory tests, preparation of investigation reports and apply site data to analyses and design.
  • Interpret and analyze geotechnical data to establish type, classification, and engineering characteristics of materials. Complete or assist with geotechnical engineering analyses including, but not limited to, seepage, slope stability, earthquake-induced deformation and settlement analyses.
  • Participate in and oversee construction and maintenance of earthwork projects following standard procedures (i.e., construction quality assurance/quality control). Typical projects will include waste rock facilities, heaping leach facilities, tailings storage facilities and their ancillary works.
  • Participate in preparation of proposals, bid documents and capital cost estimates, construction drawings and design reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of civil layouts using computer-based modeling software.


Work type

Full time

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