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2019 University Graduates (U.S.) - Geotechnical Engineer

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Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Our engineers use their ideas and ingenuity to create innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions for our customers. 


The various Geotechnical Engineering tasks demand detail-oriented individuals with multifaceted skills, particularly in-depth technical expertise, flexibility, enthusiasm for individual and team tasks, and analytical problem-solving capabilities. 


As a Geotechnical Engineer, you will work in multidisciplinary teams and provide expertise in subsurface investigations, developing engineering properties of soils and rock, designing and analyzing shallow and deep foundations, evaluating slope and embankment stability, and providing field oversight of earthwork and pile installation.  


The total number of hires and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions. Locations will vary based on project needs, and may include  Reston, VA, along with various project sites. 


General Job Duties

This entry level position will allow you to perform assignments that will develop professional working knowledge and abilities through the application of applicable codes and standards, as well as engineering calculations and techniques, procedures and criteria. You will exercise limited, but increasing, judgment in performing your assigned duties using methods prescribed by your supervisor. 



Typical Activities of the Geotechnical Engineering Team: 

  • Provide field support 
  • Develop analytical calculations 
  • Perform numerical modeling 
  • Draft technical specifications and geotechnical report 
  • Participate in site visits and meetings with project personnel and clients 


Basic Qualifications 

  • Master of Science degree in Geotechnical Engineering from an accredited college or university within twelve (12) months of graduation date. 
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites. 
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship. 
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check. 



Preferred Qualifications 

  • Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from an accredited college or university within twelve (12) months of graduation date. 
  • Completed relevant coursework with a strong GPA.  
  • Prior co-op or internship experience.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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