Come join Geosyntec’s new Detroit, Michigan office to kick-start your career and be a part of a growing office! Geosyntec is a dynamic employee-owned firm that tackles challenging projects through the collaboration of our professionals recognized in industry! As a Staff Geotechnical Engineer you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations on projects involving geotechnical site characterization; geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring; design and permitting for landfills and coal combustion residual units; dams and water containment structures; earthquake hazard assessments; earth retaining structures; forensic investigations and litigation support; and numerical analysis of stability and deformation. You will also learn the business skills needed for a successful consulting career as part of the Geosyntec team. 

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR as #53 among the Top 500 Design Firms, and with multiple Top 20 ENR rankings in specialty areas, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting


Some of the key responsibilities you will immediately have in this position include:

  • Conducting geotechnical field investigations;
  • Monitoring civil construction projects;
  • Performing and reviewing engineering calculations;
  • Design and permitting for landfills and coal combustion residual units;
  • Dam and levee evaluations; and
  • Writing and reviewing engineering reports.

Some other aspects about this position:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
  • Fieldwork: Up to 60%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 25%

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide you in your career and integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative.


  • Bachelor's degree in civil and/or environmental engineering with a focus in geotechnical engineering. (required)
  • Advanced degree in geotechnical engineering. (preferred)


  • Prior internship or work experience in engineering consulting. (preferred)
  • Experience with geotechnical and engineering software such as AutoCAD and Slope/W or Slide. (preferred)
  • 40-hr HAZWOPER training (preferred)
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities. A passion for technical excellence and quality is part of the Geosyntec culture. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career. Geosyntec is a company that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting

The Geosyntec family of companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, domestic partner status, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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Geosyntec is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (561) 995-0900 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.