Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking an Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer or Engineering Geologist to join our team in Nashville, TN. Are you a recent graduate with some geotechnical engineering experience? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with senior engineers and scientists on a wide variety of projects? Do you enjoy field work as well as engineering analyses? Are you looking for a career with an established geotechnical engineering consulting firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions? Then come join us. 


Key Responsibilities


Responsibilities are primarily supporting project managers with a variety of tasks, both in the field and in the office. Work will mostly be based out of Nashville, TN office, but there could be project travel or work assignments from the supporting other offices as well. The candidate should feel comfortable interacting with clients, construction personnel, and sub-contractors as a professional representative of Wood.


  • Working in the field on project sites to perform geotechnical investigations, and construction monitoring
  • Conduct field exploration programs including managing subcontractors
  • Interpret geologic, hydrogeologic, and engineering characteristics of the subsurface
  • Performing geotechnical engineering analysis for infrastructure and development project such as foundation, retaining wall, and pavement design
  • Office activities include analysis and interpretation of analytical results and the preparation of summary reports under the supervision of project managers
  • Learn and stay up-to-date on guidance, state and federal environmental regulations
  • Deliver processed data in organized fashion, following data management and network standards
  • Participate in training events, project meetings and engineering team meetings
  • Work and travel safely, follow company and site safety standards, maintain permits and training certificates
  • Work on several projects at one time and maintain successful client relations
  • May require weekend and evening work 

Skills / Qualifications

Requisite Skills and qualifications include:


  • B.S. in geology, geotechnical, and environmental coursework; or B.S. in Geology
  • E.I.T/F.E; or G.I.T. preferred
  • 0 to 3 years of practical engineering experience
  • Willing to travel locally on a routine basis, and may need to travel out of area occasionally
  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written and organizational abilities
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company's driving (MVR) policy


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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