HNTB Sr Geotechnical Engineer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Why Choose HNTB?

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


HNTB Companies, a leading national architecture, engineering, planning and construction management firm, is looking for a Sr. Geotechnical Engineer for our Philadelphia, PA office

Job Summary

Selected candidate will prepare engineering analyses, formulate laboratory or field investigations, evaluate respective data, and prepare proposals/reports on the following classes of design projects: bridges, highway interchanges, tunnels, flood and hurricane protection systems, pavements for roadways and airports; embankment stability and cut slope stability for highway, rail and water resource projects; major utility projects; field supervision of drilling, testing and data collection activity for the above projects; construction field observations, structural design of deep foundations, retaining wall systems.

Position includes conferring with clients and HNTB design teams on best-value foundation solutions; preparing value engineering and cost analysis on certain projects; direct client contact relating to sales, proposals, contracts; develop and negotiate geotechnical engineering scope of service; responsible for HNTB project manager functions; and supervising subordinate technical staff. Position will require occasional travel to other HNTB offices and project sites.

Essential Responsibility

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (emphasis in geotechnical engineering) Masters Degree preferred, plus 10 years of experience.

  • 10-15 years of experience is preferred

  • PE certification and the ability to obtain license in additional states.

  • Experience required in geotechnical analysis and construction monitoring of deep foundations for bridges; settlement and slope stability analyses; geotechnical design software Driven, SHAFT, LPILE, GROUP, FL Pier, gINT, and GRLWEAP essential.

  • Requires good technical writing and communication.


HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

Job Location US-PA-Philadelphia

HNTB Job Title Sr Staff Engineer

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Engineering-Civil/Structural

Job ID 0617-16489