Golder Associates Geotechnical Engineer in MANCHESTER, New Hampshire

The Manchester, New Hampshire, office is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer to work as part of a team on infrastructure, solid waste, pipeline, and energy projects. The projects are expected to be located primarily in New England and the northeast U.S.; however, project opportunities at locations throughout North America are possible. In this role you will have the opportunity to perform geotechnical evaluations and calculations, write technical documents, conduct subsurface investigations, and provide field monitoring, testing, and sampling for a variety of projects. Assignments may include travel to remote locations and outside work in various climates.

Responsibilities are to include the following:

  • Scope, budget, execute, monitor and interpret subsurface exploration programs, with direction and support from senior staff;

  • Monitor and log test boring explorations including visual identification and classification of soil and rock materials, and preparation of boring logs using multiple logging software programs.

  • Install and monitor geotechnical instrumentation systems with support from senior staff;

  • Assign, review and interpret the results from geotechnical laboratory testing programs;

  • Perform geotechnical calculations and analyses involving interpretation of subsurface conditions, soil mechanics, rock mechanics, foundation engineering, and slope stabilization.

  • Perform geotechnical analyses with computer models for pile and drilled shaft foundation capacities, slope/embankment stability, MSE wall foundation design, and foundation/embankment settlement estimates.

  • Prepare geotechnical data reports, and report quality calculation packages;

  • Develop geotechnical recommendation for final designs with senior review;

  • Ability to work with a team or with minimal supervision, and with contractors and cross-discipline in-house designers;

  • Assist with writing technical reports, design memoranda, field reports, cost estimating, specifications, and permit documents with senior technical advice and review;


  • Candidates should have a M.S degree in Civil/Geotechnical or Geologic Engineering; from an accredited academic institution;

  • Academic or professional training in soil mechanics, rock mechanics and foundation engineering with emphasis in several of the following areas: geology, subsurface investigations, geotechnical laboratory testing, mechanics of materials, structural engineering, foundation support systems, slope stability analyses, soil and rock slope stabilization, earth support structures, and environmental engineering;

  • At least one year of experience in the geotechnical, structural, civil, mining and/or environmental engineering field is preferred;

  • Candidates with a FE/EIT registration will receive preferred consideration;

  • The candidate should have excellent verbal and written English language communication skills combined with excellent analytical abilities, leadership qualities, a positive attitude and ability to work both independently and within groups;

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as dictated by project demands;

  • A willingness and ability to perform a variety of assignments on short notice is valuable;

  • Experience with AutoCAD is preferred;

  • Competence in the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);

  • Ability to obtain EIT within 2 years required.

  • Focused organization and time management abilities;

  • Authorization to work in the United States;

  • Pass a pre-employment physical including a drug screening and background check; and

  • A clean driving record.


Our staff benefit from:

  • An option to purchase shares of Golder Associates stock

  • Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth

  • Employee mentoring program

  • Technical training in field of practice

  • Participation in a dynamic office environment with junior and senior staff engaged in related fields of geology, hydrogeology, environmental science and engineering, and GIS systems.

  • Engagement with Golder’s unparalleled global technical communities in soil mechanics, rock engineering, geophysics, hydrotechnics, and mining

  • Health and Safety training

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

Golder Associates Inc. is a drug free employer and undertakes drug and alcohol testing as allowed by law and pursuant to its Drug Free Workplace Policy.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Title: Geotechnical Engineer


Requisition ID: 18001042