​What is a Geotechnical Engineer?

Geotechnical Engineers are responsible for structure foundations. Work includes assessing data from the field, finding ways to ensure foundations or slopes are stable, designing foundations and overseeing work on a construction site.

They often work for consultancies.

What are the typical daily duties for a Geotechnical Engineer?

From employer to employer and project to project the job description of a Geotechnical Engineer can vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and other professionals involved in the site, throughout each project

  • Study geological maps and aerial photographs from a range of sources and from different time periods

  • Drill and analyse samples of bedrock, soil, groundwater and additional materials

  • Adding data collected on site to your initial research

  • Creating geotechnical calculations, drawings, and two or three-dimensional computer models interpreting the data

How can we help with your Geotechnical Engineer job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Geotechnical Engineer professionals across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Geotechnical Engineers and secure the market's leading Geotechnical Engineer opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

Interested in looking for a new Geotechnical Engineer job?

If you are looking for a new opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Browse our jobs

Want to find out how we can help you and your job search?

We are always pushing boundaries to improve our services to our clients and candidates. So taking pride in what we do is ranked extremely high. Find out more about the services we can provide for you.

Learn more

Latest Jobs

View All Jobs
Geotechnical Technician
Greater Sudbury$60k - 75k per year + Benefits

Geotechnical Technician   Location: Sudbury, ON, CAN   Salary: $60,000 to $75,000   Benefits: Yes   Job Type: Full-time Permanent   Description:  Our client is seeking a highly motivated and experi...

Geotechnical Engineer
Ottawa$85k - 100k per year + medical insurance,pension

Geotechnical Engineer Location: Ottawa, ON, CAN Salary: $85000 to $100000 Benefits: Available Job Type: Full-time, Pernmeant  Job Description: Our client is seeking a motivated and experienced Geot...

Wastewater Engineer
Markham$80k - 90k per year

Wastewater Engineer Location: Markham, ON, CAN Salary: $80,000 to $90,000 Benefits: Available Job Type: Full-time, Pernmeant  Description: Our client is seeking a highly motivated and experienced W...

Senior Engineer - Underground
CopenhagenMarket related

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Engineer in Copenhagen, Denmark. Our client's Copenhagen office is seeking a talented Senior Engineer to join our underground infrastructure team. If yo...

Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer
Toronto$85k - 105k per year

Our client is growing, and looking for a Geotechnical Engineer to join them in the GTA. You will play a key role in a wide variety of geotechnical engineering projects. Services will include planni...