Sargent & Lundy

Geotechnical Engineer -- Entry-Level

United States
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Full Time - Regular
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Sargent & Lundy has provided comprehensive consulting, engineering, design, and analysis for electric power generation and power delivery projects worldwide.  With a highly experienced staff solely dedicated to the energy business, we have the ability and know-how to take on the smallest tasks as well as the largest projects.


This position offers you the opportunity to work in a project team environment with other engineers involved in the design, modification, and analysis of power plant structures.  Sargent & Lundy Geotechnical Engineers enjoy the benefits of being associated with a large multidisciplinary engineering firm while maintaining the advantages of working in a small group atmosphere. 


This position does not offer visa sponsorship/assistance.


Sargent & Lundy Geotechnical Engineers have a high level of responsibility in providing detailed engineering services to project teams on electric power projects in both domestic and international markets, which includes nuclear and fossil fueled generation, renewables, power delivery, and energy consulting.  Work responsibilities include:   

  • Provide designs and work closely with all design disciplines throughout the entire organization
  • Prepare specifications for subsurface investigations
  • Prepare bid tabulations for subsurface investigation proposals
  • Conduct on-site quality surveillance of subsurface exploration programs and pile installation and testing
  • Assist in establishing laboratory testing programs
  • Prepare detailed calculations to develop soil parameters for design of foundations, both static and dynamic conditions
  • Work with Designers to accurately portray technical information on drawings
  • Review vendor documents for conformity with specifications
  • Prepare technical specifications for the installation of deep foundations
  • Participate in dam and dike examinations
  • Occasional domestic and international travel in order to witness geotechnical field work


Essential skills and experience:

  • BSCE (MSCE preferred) from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission-approved program with a strong background and coursework emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Must have successfully passed the FE exam
  • Familiarity with design tools and software, such as LPILE, ALLPILE, Slope/W, and proficient with Excel, and Word
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Familiarity with ASTM standards and IBC requirements
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and effective writing skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel, both domestic and international

Valued but not required experience:

  • Internship or other job-related exposure to geotechnical engineering, including experience with some of the following: subsurface investigation, development of soil parameters for shallow foundations, site class determination, pile design, slope stability analysis, sheet pile design, site dewatering and/or observation of earthwork for foundations, and other construction activities
  • Experience in preparing geotechnical calculations
  • Experience in reporting on-site geotechnical investigation and construction work



Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.


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