Assistant Geotechnical Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(9/24/2023 9:38 PM)
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US-NY-New York
Regular Full-Time


NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, program management, and environmental markets. NV5 is an ENR Top 500 firm; we offer a full range of professional services.

We are seeking a full-time Assistant Geotechnical Engineer with 2-4+ years of experience in the field, to support our Geotechnical Engineering Team in our New York City office in Lower Manhattan. NV5’s New York City office operates on a four-day work week, hybrid work schedule. Our Geotechnical Engineering Division specializes in providing subsurface investigations, support of excavation, foundation design, and geotechnical analysis to support clients on infrastructure and structures. This individual will have a key role in a broad range of projects for both our municipal and private sector clients.


Prospective applicants shall have practical experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Providing geotechnical oversight and logging of geotechnical explorations (borings, test pits, CPTs);
  • Developing laboratory and field testing programs;
  • Preparing engineering analyses for slope stability, settlement and consolidation estimates, deep foundation design (compressive, uplift, and lateral capacities), mat foundation design, ground surcharging, and soil liquefaction;
  • Preparing engineering reports, including the evaluation of collected field and laboratory results, preparation of figures and drawings;
  • Providing field oversight for Special Inspection during construction for subgrade inspection, controlled filling and in-place density testing, deep foundation installation (driven/drilled piles). Underpinning and Support of Excavation (SOE) experience a plus. Experience with other construction-related Special Inspections (steel, concrete) and additional certifications (NICET, ACI) are also a plus.


  • A Baccalaureate degree in geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, and/or a related field
  • A Master’s Degree with a concentration in Geotechnical Engineering is a plus
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD is required
  • Familiarity with NYC and IBC-based building codes is a plus
  • Applicants with OSHA 10-hr or 40-hour HAZWOPER training a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience using geotechnical analysis programs, such as gINT, APile, LPile, GRL WEAP, Slide2, CT Shoring Suite, PLAXIS, Shake 2000, and other advanced modelling programs a plus.
  • EIT is preferred



Applicants should have good writing and analytical skill, and be able to work in a collaborative and dynamic team environment. Please be aware that fieldwork is required. Applicants may be required travel to work sites in NYC, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and Albany/Capitol District, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  Field assignments are generally expected to be during regular construction hours (7a-3p), with the possibility of occasional shift changes for evening, overnight, and/or weekend work.


The pay range for this position in New York City is $70,000.00- $85,000.00 per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. This information is provided per the salary transparency provisions of the NYCHRL. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.  NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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