Geotechnical Project Engineer

Job Locations US-MN-Minnetonka
ID 2023-4905
Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type


Geotechnical Project Engineer

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Geotechnical Project Engineer to join our renewables and power delivery team. The successful job applicant will be part of a dynamic geotechnical engineering team and will assist senior geotechnical staff with project work involving various aspects of geotechnical engineering related to renewable energy projects, substations, transmission lines, and other power-related projects. Work elements may involve some or all the following: estimating, training/mentoring staff, geotechnical investigation field work and in-situ testing, laboratory testing coordination, geotechnical analysis and design, report preparation, and construction monitoring/observation. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in geotechnical site investigations, assign geotechnical laboratory tests, analyze field and lab data, and prepare investigation reports.
  • Interpret and analyze geotechnical data to establish type, classification and engineering characteristics of materials.
  • Complete or assist with geotechnical engineering analyses including, but not limited to, seepage, slope stability, bearing capacity, rotational stiffness, liquefaction, and settlement analyses.
  • Keep management advised of work status, workload, problems, and progress related to work assignments.
  • Participate in preparation of proposals, bid documents, construction drawings and design reports.

Required Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/geotechnical engineering from an ABET accredited college.


  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience.
  • Knowledge of geotechnical engineering fundamentals, geotechnical testing, and general civil/geotechnical engineering design and construction practices. Geotechnical experience on power-related projects a plus.
  • Strong technical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Detailed documentation focus and sound technical writing skills.
  • Flexibility to travel/work in the field for extended periods and can work outdoors in all weather conditions and various terrains associated with construction projects.
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and check the quality of own work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing in English. Strong technical writing skills.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively, which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details.

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office, familiarity with slope stability software (GeoStudio), pile design software (LPile), and other geotechnical software a plus. Knowledge of Auto CAD Civil3D would also be an asset.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood) was established in 1972 and has since become a leader in many markets it serves. Westwood is a full-service, multi-discipline professional engineering firm that serves wind, solar, battery storage, EV, power delivery, residential and commercial development, and public infrastructure clients and their projects from over 25 offices across the U.S.


In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-winning projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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