Geotechnical Engineer
Pittsburgh, PA  / Plymouth Meeting, PA 
Posted 19 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and, construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and, artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Performing subsurface investigations and evaluations for developing geotechnical design recommendations
  • Assisting in the preparation of design plans and specifications for construction
  • Developing subsurface investigation and laboratory testing programs
  • Performing shallow and deep foundation analyses, slope stability analyses, and subgrade evaluations
  • Assisting in design and development of soil and rock-cut slope designs
  • Preparation of geotechnical engineering reports and other reporting documents
Keyword(s): Geotechnical Engineer or Geological Engineer

Required Qualifications

  • BSCE (Geotechnical Engineering) or a closely related field; master's preferred
  • PE or ability to obtain for natural career progression; candidates hired without their PE will have the title "Geotechnical EIT"
  • Ability to perform drilling inspection for PennDOT, PTC, WVDOH, and other governmental and private projects.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PennDOT design experience
  • PennDOT Test Boring Inspection certification or short-term ability to take test
  • Minimum 2 years of geotechnical design experience
  • Experience with MS Office, gINT, STABL/Slide, LPILE, Slope/W, GRLWEAP, and DesignBuild
  • Preference given to local candidates


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Other Locations: United States-Pennsylvania-Plymouth Meeting
Industry: Highway + Road
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Geotechnical
Job Posting: Aug 10, 2022

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2+ years
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