Geotechnical Engineer - -Entry Level

Jacobs Engineering Gainesville , FL 32601

Posted 1 month ago

The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client's local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Job Summary

Jacobs's Gainesville, Florida office is looking for a highly motivated entry level Geotechnical Engineer to work supporting multi-discipline design projects; including site development, water/wastewater facilities, constructed wetlands, environmental remediation, conveyance projects, ports, roads and highways, etc. This position will primarily support mid- and senior-level engineers to complete planning/study documents, perform geotechnical field investigations, geotechnical analyses and design, and produce engineering reports.

As a Geotechnical Engineer, you will have the opportunity to follow projects from the conceptual phase through to the construction phase, working on water resources and distribution, transportation, resource and energy projects, through traditional design to design-build contracts. Candidate skills should include good oral and written communications, strong data analysis & technical problem solving, strong organizational skills, multitasking ability, excellent computer skills and team-oriented work practices. Candidate should demonstrate a strong technical knowledge of the principles of soil mechanics and geotechnical design, with preference given to those with experience in related project areas. Must be self-motivated, detailed oriented, quality driven, and team-focused engineers on our team. In addition to developing engineering concepts, you will also complete technical writing assignments and deliver information in presentation formats. Occasional travel may be required. If you're up for the challenge, we've been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.

Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer's Responsibilities Include:

  • Work under thesupervision of mid- and senior-level geotechnical engineers Participate infield assignments that could include observation of explorations (soil and rockborings, test pits, CPT soundings, geophysical testing); installation ofgeotechnical instrumentation and monitoring; and inspection and construction ofgeotechnical structures (earth retaining structures, deep foundations, dams,tunnels, channels, and shallow foundations)
  • Analyze field logs,laboratory and field testing results, and use your knowledge and judgement towork with senior geotechnical engineers in selecting geotechnical design parameters

Under the direction of Senior Geotechnical Engineers, design shallow and deepfoundations, earth retaining structures, ground improvement, embankments, cutslopes, and other geotechnical structures. Perform seismic hazard analyses,including site-response studies, liquefaction evaluations, seismic slopestability evaluations, etc.

  • Prepare clear andwell-organized calculation packages, as well as document the results of thecalculations in well-written, clear, and concise technical memorandums, technicalreports, data reports and baseline reports Use computer programs including:Settle3D, Slide, APile, Unipile, LPILE, Shaft, FB-MultiPier, DeepXcav, GRLWeap,FLAC, PLAXIS, gINT, SNAP2 and MathCAD to complete engineering analysis

  • Work in collaborativemulti-disciplinary teams across North America and the world, sharing technicalknowledge across geographical boundaries to foster innovative projectsolutions

  • Perform a wide varietyof routine assignments which are clearly defined and require the application ofstandard design engineering techniques, procedures and criteria

  • Review constructionsubmittals for conformance to contract and design documents

  • Coordinate with otherdisciplines such as site civil, and structural engineers

  • Complete tasks assignedon time, within budget, and to high level of quality

  • Assist in thepreparation of plans and specifications, engineering reports, engineers costestimates, and quantity take-offs

  • Assist in the

Preparation technical documents and reports


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from a four year degreed ABET accredited civil engineering program plus Master Degree specialized in Geotechnical Engineering with a minimum of 3.3 GPA0-2 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering fieldA strong technical knowledge of the principles of soil mechanics and geotechnical design

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Fundamentals of Engineering (aka EIT) exam passed

Knowledge of computer programs for geotechnical analysis

Familiarity in the use of CADD tools

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

The ideal candidates will possess the following skills and experience:

Prior experience performing geotechnical engineering taks such as geotechnical site characterization, foundation and earth retaining structure design, field exploration


At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

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Geotechnical Engineer - -Entry Level

Jacobs Engineering