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Golder Associates Graduate Geotechnical Engineer in WEXFORD, Pennsylvania

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

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Golder Associates Inc. is seeking a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer to work in our Pittsburgh-area office located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. From this location, our team of geo-professionals provides services to clients in the oil & gas, transportation, mining, and other industrial sectors. This entry-level position provides an opportunity to join a fast-paced team that provides solutions on geological, civil, geotechnical engineering projects. The work entails a variety of office-related and outdoor “hands-on” activities, with a need to carefully follow instructions, document activities, solve problems, and provide proactive communication.

We are seeking a geotechnical engineer with interest in geohazard identification, geotechnical investigation, and geotechnical design. The selected candidate must be comfortable with the use of technology in the practice of engineering and geology while working in the field with project teams to support geologic and geotechnical investigations. This position will include opportunities for working on a variety of projects such as linear alignments for pipelines, transportation corridors, and infrastructure siting. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated education, knowledge, or field experience in geohazards and geology of the Appalachian Basin. As part of a global company, the selected candidate may have the opportunity to work on field assignments beyond the Appalachian Basin.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Work with project teams on geotechnical and geological engineering projects that involve, field observations, data evaluation, and office work

  • Safely perform work in the office and field; fieldwork may occur out-of-town in all seasonal weather conditions, using equipment (with an ability to lift and move approximately 50 pounds without assistance) and operating vehicles on behalf of the company

  • Conduct field assignments, such as site mapping, drilling supervision, borehole logging, test pit logging, site reconnaissance, and construction quality assurance (CQA) monitoring

  • Perform engineering analyses, designs, and recommendations

  • Contribute to geotechnical data and recommendation reports, with senior technical advice and review. This includes compiling and assisting with evaluation of field investigation data; performing calculations; modeling and tabulating the results; preparing geologic and geotechnical borehole logs, subsurface cross-sections, and groundwater interpretations; and writing reports, permit documents, and cost estimates.

  • Prepare construction documents including engineering drawings, specifications, and bid documents

  • Local and national travel (up to 50% of the time) with possible opportunities for long-term assignments at project sites


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field

  • Computer skills and experience with industry standard commercial computer software including Microsoft Office and geotechnical engineering applications

  • Detail oriented with strong verbal and writing skills with a positive attitude as well as the ability to work both independently and on teams

  • Ability to be comfortable in remote settings and a willingness to perform a variety of tasks as needed to complete an assignment


  • Master’s degree in civil or geotechnical engineering, or related field

  • Passing the F.E. (E.I.T)

  • AutoCAD and GIS experience

  • Experience with collecting field data and samples, and using field-based data collection applications

* Submittal of a cover letter with your application is appreciated. *

Additional Requirement:

  • Successful applicant must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief. If you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely-held religious belief, you may submit an accommodation request ( to the Golder, A Member of WSP, Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination here - .

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment.

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects; and,

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialized engineering and consulting organization with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design, and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, and power sectors.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Golder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


Title: Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

Location: PA-WEXFORD

Requisition ID: 21000233