Geotechnical Lead Engineer

Job Locations US-MN-Minnetonka | US-WI-Middleton
ID 2024-5523
Geotechnical Engineering
2nd Category
Project Management
Position Type


Geotechnical Project Manager

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Geotechnical Project Manager to join our Power and Renewables teams. The successful job applicant will be part of a dynamic geotechnical engineering team and will assist with the management and execution of geotechnical investigations and design related to renewable energy projects, substations, transmission lines, and other power-related projects. Work elements may involve some or all the following: estimating, management, training/mentoring staff, coordinating field and laboratory testing, 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

  • Prepare proposals and cost estimates for geotechnical investigations and related design work.
  • 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 geotechnical engineering analyses including, but not limited to, seepage, slope stability, bearing capacity, settlement, rotational stiffness, and liquefaction.
  • Manage, supervise, mentor, and train other geotechnical staff.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/geotechnical engineering from an ABET accredited college. Master’s degree a plus.
    PE required.
  • Minimum 5 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.
  • Experience performing and managing geotechnical investigations and reports. Strong technical writing skills.
  • Experience supervising and training geotechnical staff.
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office and familiarity with gINT, GeoStudio, LPile, MFAD, and other geotechnical software a plus.
  • Strong technical, communication, and interpersonal skills. Works best in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to travel/work in the field for extended periods and have the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and various terrains associated with construction projects.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and check the quality of own work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing in English. Experience communicating directly with clients.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively, which includes planning, organizing and prioritizing with attention to details.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

At Westwood, our purpose is to create a better world for people through our work. We transform the energy grid, design resilient infrastructure, and develop communities that will flourish today and for future generations. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy of innovation, we stand at the forefront of our industry, dedicated to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

Our approach revolves around people. We are committed to building a culture that attracts, retains, and develops high performers. Our team values relationships, innovation, dedication, initiative, and growth. We believe fostering a collaborative “One Team” mentality yields superior outcomes in everything we do.


We customize our technical capabilities and geographic reach to meet our clients where they are and help them realize their vision. We are partners in our clients’ success, driving to provide solutions that make a lasting difference. Safety, sustainability, and operational excellence are not just facets of our work; they are intrinsic to our identity, guiding every decision we make.


We are deeply invested in the communities we serve. Through our projects and giving-back initiatives, we enrich the lives of those we serve, engage others within our industry, and create a lasting impact on communities around the world. To us, success transcends the completion of projects; it is reflected in the lives we have positively impacted by our work.


Join us in creating a better world.


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 the industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement in 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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